Playlistings in Toronto for the Week of October 8th, 2018.

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of October 8th, 2018

As always MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! Summer is over, and the Toronto theatre scene has plenty of offerings to take your mind off the fact that fall is here!

Dark Day Monday 08: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Array Space. Dark Day Monday is a curated monthly performance series featuring artists who defy expectations and break boundaries. Oct 8 at 8 pm (doors 7:30 pm). $10.
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Judas Noir. Streetcar Crowsnest. Obsidian Theatre’s Darktown presents BDB Productions’ adaptation of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot. The play draws parallels between the historic persecution of the Jewish people in Jesus’ time and that of Black citizens today. Opens Oct 9 and runs to Oct 20, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Oct 20 at 2 pm. $20-$30.
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The Wolves. Streetcar Crowsnest. by Sarah DeLappe (Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre). Nine young women, members of a girls’ soccer team, navigate the game, their lives and a growing understanding of a complicated world. Previews from Oct 9, opens Oct 12 and runs to Oct 20, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat 2 pm. $22-$50. Show Info.

What If Romeo & Juliet… Young People’s Theatre. by Jackie Gosselin (Young People’s Theatre/DynamO Théâtre). This physical theatre production looks at alternate outcomes for Shakespeare’s tragic love story. Opens Oct 10 and runs to Oct 19, see website for times. $10-$39.Recommended for Grades 4-12 / ages 9 and up.
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Welcome to the Night Vale. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Night Vale Presents). Live performance of the podcast show that takes the form of community news updates in a small desert town that experiences mysterious phenomena. Oct 10 at 8 pm. $30-$35. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca.
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Love Me Out of It. The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Citadel + Compagnie present choreography & performance by Laurence Lemieux set to sounds of Canadian punk band Teenage Head’s album Frantic City. Opens Oct 11 and runs to Oct 20, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $25, Oct 13 show (with live performance by Teenage Head) $50.
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Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua. Theatre Passe Muraille. by Justin Miller (Pearle Harbour Productions/TPM). All-American World-Wartime gal Pearle Harbour performs a musical solo show. Previews Oct 11, opens Oct 12 and runs to Oct 27, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$30.
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Ain’t Too Proud — The life and Times of The Temptations. Princess of Wales Theatre. Mirvish presents a jukebox musical about the life and times of R&B group The Temptations, book by Dominique Morisseau. Opens Oct 11 and runs to Nov 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm (no 8 pm show on Oct 31; see website for other performances). $59-$185.
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Ever So Slightly. Fleck Dance Theatre. DanceWorks presents Rubberbandance Group in a new choreography about the quest for tranquility within chaos by Victor Quijada. Oct 11-12 at 8 pm. $15-$42.
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The Royale. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. by Marco Ramirez (Soulpepper). Play based on the true story of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and “the fight of the century.” Previews from Oct 12, opens Oct 18 and runs to Nov 11, see website for times.
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Hadrian. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor (Canadian Opera Company). The Roman emperor is in ruins after the drowning death of his young lover in this world premiere staging. Opens Oct 13 and runs to Oct 27, see website for times. $35-$250 (Grand Ring $290-$350).
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The Men in White. Factory Theatre. Factory Theatre presents a play by Anosh Irani that’s a heartwarming tale of life, love and cricket. A Vancouver cricket team tries to end its losing streak by importing a talented “all-rounder” from India. But bringing Hasan from India to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all of the team agree with the cost. Alternating between Mumbai and Vancouver, this touching story follows these unforgettable characters as they discover that home can be found in a sport and unite family across nations. Previews from Oct 13, opens Oct 18 and runs to Nov 4, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$50. Show Info.

Stormshelter. CAMH Community Centre Building. StoneMarrow Theatre presents a play by Bradley Necyk as part of Workman Arts’ Rendezvous With Madness Festival. A mother with bipolar affective disorder works through trauma, illness, and healing. In the process, and with her psychiatrist’s help, she tries to learn how to be a parent with illness for her children. Opens Oct 13 and runs to Oct 19, see website for times. $12. Show Info.

Nirvana, the Connected Oneness. Toronto Centre for the Arts. Navillera Korean Performing Arts Development presents original Korean dances and a creative project of dance, music and yoga. Heerin Kim, the dancer and Young Jik Kim, the percussionist co-produced a work that depicts the states of transcendence through the sound of gongs and choreographies combining Salpuri dance and Sun Salutation. Oct 13 at 7 pm. $25-$30. Show Info.

Velveteen Rabbit. Betty Elephant Theatre. Canada’s Ballet Jorgen dancers present a children’s ballet for ages 5 and up about a young boy and his love for a stuffed rabbit that eventually comes to life.Oct 14 at 2 pm. $30, srs $25, child/youth $15. Show Info.

Listings Based Primarily on NOW! Stage Listings

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