Lighthouse Immersive with Luminato Festival Toronto beckons you to explore the wonders and whimsy of renowned libraries throughout the world.
The Library at Night, created by Robert LePage and Ex Machina, lifts the cover on the inner sanctums of famous libraries — some existing in the confines of fiction or tragically lost to history, others in far-reaching parts of the globe — using Virtual Reality technology and an audio narrative to transport literary fanatics to treasure troves as vast as the books held within.
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Toronto Second City‘s famous improv team return to the stage at their temporary new home, the Comedy Bar East on the Danforth. With the loosening of current Covid restrictions, the cast of the mainstage revue presents Welcome Back to the Future, a hilarious night of timely, relevant improvisation comedy.
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Toronto’s return to live in-person theatre is an opportune time for interactive and immersive theatre.† The Spectator’s Odyssey – o dell’Inferno brings the audience backstage into the deep confines of the St Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts and the dark recesses of the historic St Lawrence Market after hours.
The multidisciplinary exploration takes place through two unique experiences, ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’. These combine dance, theatre, music, virtual reality, and more.
In the ‘Red’ journey, the audience becomes Dante descending into the Inferno. We go through the various circles of hell in the darkened halls of the St. Lawrence Market.
In the ‘Blue’ journey, we become Ulysses exploring Homer’s The Odyssey.† We embark on an epic journey across the great unknown in the underbelly of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
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As we’re beginning to see the tail end of the pandemic we are currently living through, Mirvish presents the Donmar Warehouse production of Blindness, on stage (literally) at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
On an average night in Europe, a driver comes to a halt at a light. He can no longer see, having suddenly become blind. He is now patient zero as within hours, an epidemic of blindness spreads throughout the city and beyond.
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Fast cars and even faster women. Evil Hot Rod by Cat Crew Inc, playing virtually at the 2021 Toronto Fringe Festival, is like if the T-Birds in Grease went evil. In this musical radio play set in 1950s New York, Tony Raggione is proud of his new hot rod purchase, despite what all his buddies say. This ride, Carmilla, may look like a hunk of metal that likely won’t make it off the lot, but Tony is determined to make her a lightning roadster… even if she happens to be evil.
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