Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of October 29th, 2018
As always MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! The Toronto theatre scene is in full swing, so check out our top picks in red, and let us help you plan your next theatre adventure!
Already Reviewed by MoT:
Theory. Tarragon Theatre. by Norman Yeung (Tarragon Theatre). A young professor’s free-speech experiment turns into a threatening and abusive cat-and-mouse game. Previews from Oct 16, opens Oct 24 and runs to Nov 25, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (and some Sat) 2:30 pm. $22-$60. ExtraSpace. Show Info.
Secret Life of A Mother. Theatre Centre. The SLOM Collective and the Theatre Centre present a play by Hannah Moscovitch, Ann-Marie Kerr and Maev Beaty. A playwright writes an exposé of modern motherhood; one of her oldest friends, an actress, tells this story, and through it, her own motherhood secrets start to surface. Previews from Oct 20, opens Oct 25 and runs to Nov 11, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $17-$30. Show Info.
And Everything Else:
Her Inside Life / Kill The Poor. The Assembly Theatre. Leroy Street Theatre & Low Rise Production present a double bill that concludes George F. Walker’s Parkdale Palace Trilogy. Her Inside Life: Medicated and on house arrest for killing her husband and brother-in-law, a woman is learning to negotiate her living conditions with her social worker and daughter. Until she learns she didn’t quite finish the job with her brother-in-law. Kill The Poor: A young working-class couple, struggling to keep their heads above water, are now in a situation which threatens to throw them into a dangerous free fall. Their building’s custodian is a disbarred lawyer willing to do some very extreme things to help them out. Previews from Oct 27, opens Oct 30 and runs to Nov 18, see website for schedule (first show at 7 pm; second show at 9 pm). $15-$35, preview pwyc. Show Info.
During, Enough Said! Papermill Theatre. East Side Players present four short comedies by Christopher Durang. Opens Oct 26 and runs to Nov 10, Thu-Sun 8 pm. $24, stu $15. The program includes For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls -//- Wanda’s Visit -//- Business Lunch At The Russian Tea Room -//- The Actor’s Nightmare. Show Info.
Will You Be My Friend. Theatre Passe Muraille. Green Light Arts & Theatre Passe Muraille present a show created & performed by Janice Jo Lee. Multidisciplinary folk artist Lee performs an interactive musical satire about the limits someone will go to for companionship. Previews from Oct 25, opens Oct 30 and runs to Nov 11, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $17-$33. BackSpace. Show Info.
Trace. Berkeley Street Theatre. Canadian Stage and Red Sky Performance present dance and music that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral beginnings. Previews from Oct 30, opens Nov 1 and runs to Nov 11, Tue-Thu & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. Show Info.
The Coarse Acting Show 2. Tranzac. by Michael Green (The NAGs Players). Comedy about plays performed by community theatre groups. Opens Nov 1 and runs to Nov 10, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm. $15-$20. Show Info.
Friends! The Musical Parody. CAA Theatre. Mirvish presents a musical by Bob and Tobly McSmith that lampoons the 90s sitcom. Opens Nov 1 and runs to Nov 25, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 2 pm. Show Info.
Things You Shouldn’t Say! Al Green Theatre. (Presented by The Kinsey Sicks. The Dragapella beauty-shop quartet resist Trumpian dark times with laughter, integrity and heroically high hair in this musical. Nov 1 at 8 pm. $25-$35. Show Info.
Season 2018: Figaro 2.0. Fleck Dance Theatre. ProArteDanza and Harbourfront Centre present a world premiere by choreographers Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek, inspired by Mozart’s The Marriage Of Figaro. Opens Nov 1 and runs to Nov 10, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $22-$50. Show Info.
Anybody For Murder. Village Playhouse. by Brian Clemens (Village Players). Murder plots, adultery and inheritances collide in the Greek Islands in this comedy thriller. Opens Nov 2 and runs to Nov 24, Thu-Sat 8 pm (and Oct 7), mat Oct 11 and 18 at 2 pm. $20-$24. Show Info.
Eve of the Vigilant Citizen. Monarch Tavern. Truesight Collective presents an interactive role-play and performance set in 1920s Toronto in which you become part of the story. Nov 2 at 7 pm. $40. Pre-register. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings