Cliff Cardinal stuns as a storyteller in Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special, now playing at the 2019 SummerWorks Festival. Presented by Imaginary Force and Cutline, the show delivers a melodic, soulful evening of powerful folk songs and stories, woven together with dark humor and expansive heart.
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Safe and Sorry by Lester Trips (Theatre) is playing at the 2019 SummerWorks Festival. It’s a surreal descent into the dark, nebulous online communities surrounding pickup artistry, and manages moments of frightening hilarity and quiet reflection.
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CHILD-ISH, a work-in-progress play by Sunny Drake and The CHILD-ISH Collective is playing at the 2019 SummerWorks Festival. If you’re missing school over the summer, or the child-like wonder of your youth, this one’s for you. It’s fun, silly, earnest and heartfelt, and gives voice to the unbridled curiosity and wisdom of children.
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Dauntless City Theatre presents All’s Well That Ends Well as a walk through Berczy Park
Dauntless City Theatre presented a dreamy, outdoor staging of William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well in Berczy Park, in Toronto’s fittingly historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood. Dauntless City’s adaptation was a treat for the eyes, heart and feet, and offered a beautifully queer re-imagining of the Bard’s famous play.
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Rodney DeCroo gives a tour de force performance in Didn’t Hurt, his solo show now playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival, directed by TJ Dawe. Courageously baring the bloody guts of decades-long trauma on stage, DeCroo delivers a master class in enduring, and learning to live with complex PTSD.
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The Ballad of Frank Allen is playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival and it’s a zany, musical funhouse. The premise, which concerns what happens when one man lives in another man’s beard, zigzags into unexpected — but wonderful — territory. It’s a story of a science experiment gone astray, of boy meets girl, of heartbreak and struggle, and ultimately, of learning to lean on our friends through the hairy parts of life.
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