Dauntless City Theatre presents an al fresco gender-bent Two Gentlewomen of Verona in Toronto
Theatre’s greatest triumph as a medium is getting us to engage in dialogue and ask questions. Dauntless City Theatre‘s latest production poses an age-old question: would it be awesome to do a gender-bent, inter-sectional feminist, immersive adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona with a dog wearing a tiny cowboy hat? Yes, yes it would.
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One-person show takes to the Toronto stage with hopeful and funny messages
Just in case Shakespeare isn’t your jam (we won’t judge), Toronto’s High Park Amphitheatre provided a quick break from the Bard this week for local funny lady Sharron Matthews and her cabaret show Girl Crush. Co-produced by The Musical Stage Company and Canadian Stage, Sharron spends a delightful hour with us dishing out personal stories interwoven with melodic covers of old favourite tunes about heartbreak and insecurity.
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Who, Me. is a meditation on fandom written by and starring actor and big-time Whovian Rob Lloyd. An Australian native, he has taken his theatrical lampoon of BBC staple Doctor Who to stages around the globe, now including Toronto for the 2017 Fringe Festival.
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Burlesque, Greek Theatre, and Resistance collide in how.dare.collective’s adaptation of Lysistrata, performing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. First written and performed in ancient Athens by playwright Aristophanes, it is commonly found on the required reading list for most theatre undergrads. This production, however, is anything but a snoozer.
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Welcome to the Bunker! is an outing by Portius Productions that provides an escape from the looming end of the world – and from the gloomy tendencies of indie theatre. Playing at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, this production provides an unexpected ray of sunshine to the post-apocalyptic genre.
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