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Preview: Thursday, 16 Apr 2015

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 ~ Sunday, 10 May 2015
Matinées: 2:00 PM (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 7:30 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Theatre Passe Muraille - Backspace 16 Ryerson Avenue
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Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles. Based on a book of brilliant poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University, Hooked brings the tumultuous lives of these historic women to life.

"Carolyn Smarts Hooked has made me raise my game. You luck out sometimes and get your hands on a brilliant text and youre compelled by that text, hounded really, to raise your game. Poets are so demanding. You have to stretch yourself out of all recognition to ford their streams of consciousness while juggling their hyperboles and metaphors," writes Nicky Guadagni. "I want to illuminate [these women]. I want the audiences to leave the theatre as if theyve had one of the greatest, [most vibrant] history lessons of their lives."

Nicky Guadagni, is a long standing alumna of TPM, as both a performer and writer. As it developed and took shape, Hooked has been performed to intimate audiences in peoples homes for several years. Theatre Passe Muraille is delighted to now bring it home to the intimacy of their Backspace.
Producer: Theatre Passe Muraille
Running time: 65 minutes
Box office number: 416 504 7529
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Posted by Theatre Passe Muraille on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Saturday, 11 Apr 2015

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 ~ Sunday, 10 May 2015
Matinées: 2:30PM (Sunday)
Evenings: 8:00PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4
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by  MICHEL MARC BOUCHARD

translation by  LINDA GABORIAU
directed by EDA HOLMES
starring  CHRISTINE HORNEJANE SPIDELLJEFF LILLICO &  GORD RAND
production design  CAMELLIA KOO

 

When Tom travels to the country for his lover’s funeral, he is seduced into a family’s savage game of desire, secrets, and fantasy. One of our country’s most distinct voices offers a haunting portrait of loss and longing in this gripping psychological thriller.

In the pages of his lover’s childhood diaries, Tom discovers an elaborately woven fantasy life created to cope with the darkness of his family history. As he is drawn deeper into their dysfunctional torment, the lines between truth and fiction, between lust and brutality all disappear.

Bouchard’s darkly visceral script expertly teases apart multiple layers of half-truths and imagined histories to examine how gay men must learn to lie before they learn to love.

The play has been presented in the original French in both Quebec and France, and was recently adapted for the screen by award-winning Quebecois director Xavier Dolan.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michel Marc Bouchard is the author of over 20 acclaimed works that have been produced the world over. He is most well known for the Dora and Chalmers Award winning  Lilies, which was also adapted by filmmaker John Greyson. Bouchard’s bold and visionary works have been staged across Canada and at major festivals the world over. Buddies is thrilled to be presenting his work on our stage for the first time.

Producer: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Running time: 90 minutes
Box office number: 416-975-8555
Wheelchair accessible
Posted by Buddies In Bad Times Theatre on Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

Friday, 13 Mar 2015 ~ Sunday, 29 Mar 2015
Matinées: 2:00PM (Sunday, Wednesday)
Evenings: 8:00PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander St., Toronto
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BLOOD WEDDING (BODAS DE SANGRE)

by   FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
translation by   LANGSTON HUGHES
directed by   SOHEIL PARSA

Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a classic of 20 th  Century theatre. Inspired by a fragment of a newspaper story found by the playwright, it tells the story of a family vendetta that comes to a boil when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. As they flee the oppressing forces of their family’s histories, death pursues them through the thick of the forest under the light of the moon.

This story of ill-fated romance serves as the backdrop for a poetic exploration of the conflict between individual desires and social conventions. It pits primal desire against the weight of history, and holds up love as the most powerful and unstoppable force we can harness.

Federico Garcia Lorca is one of the most celebrated and important writers in the Spanish language. His work inspired a generation of artists in Spain and Latin America with its visionary disregard for theatrical conventions of the time and bold explorations of taboo subjects such as class, sexuality, and the role of women.

 

Producer: Modern Times Stage Company / Aluna Theatre
Running time: 90 mins.
Box office number: 416-975-9130
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Posted by Modern Times Stage Company on Friday, 01 Aug 2014 in Drama

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Friday, 27 Feb 2015 ~ Saturday, 07 Mar 2015
Matinées: 2:00pm (Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Hart House Theatre 7 Hart House Circle
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This is for You, Anna This is for You, Anna
Collectively created by Suzanne Khuri, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Banuta Rubess and Maureen White
Directed by Chelsea Dab Hilke

Feb. 27-Mar. 7, 2015  

This is for You, Anna is a haunting exploration of revenge, liberation and motherhood. Breaking the mould of contemporary theatre, it demands that we acknowledge a new perspective and a new possibility in storytelling. When it made its debut in the 1980s, it was the first of its kind: a collective creation that strove to construct a theatrical story that was wholly female. From its structure and creative process to its subject matter and performing space, This is for You, Anna is a cheekily satirical and surprisingly poignant play that stands apart even today.

Discussion Forum: Post-performance panel discussions or keynote speakers will be featured each evening throughout the show’s run. A range of topics will be explored such as the collective creation process, the legal arguments presented in the cases of characters Anna and Marianne, the current state of women’s shelters, blaming the victim and rape culture. Please check with the listings on our website or UofTtix Box Office for each evening’s post-performance programming.
Producer: Hart House Theatre
Running time: 2 hours for the full evening
Box office number: 416.978.8849
Wheelchair accessible Discount tickets available Full price tickets available
Posted by Hart House Theatre on Friday, 04 Jul 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 ~ Sunday, 15 Mar 2015
Matinées: 2:30pm (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Tarragon Theatre - Extra Space 30 Bridgman Ave., Toronto, ON M5R 1X3
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MISSING: Karla Richter, 24.Last seen on her way to the grocery store in blue jeans, a green parka and her red rubber rain boots. The police and papers ignore the disappearance, leaving her loved ones to discover the truth. Suspicions turn to Vlado, her lover, born into terror and war; he is the kind that finds. He must find Karla. A poetic thriller and a modern day epic cloaked in the mystery of Europe’s underworld.
Producer: Tarragon Theatre
Running time: 80 minutes
Box office number: 416-531-1827
Wheelchair accessible hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available Toronto Premiere
Posted by Tarragon Theatre on Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Thursday, 05 Feb 2015

Thursday, 05 Feb 2015 ~ Sunday, 01 Mar 2015
Matinées: 2:00 PM (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 7:30 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Theatre Passe Muraille - Backspace 16 Ryerson Avenue
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We meet two Rebeccas, one seven weeks prematurely born in the month of May, the other born in July as they prepare to celebrate their respective 18th birthdays. Although universes apart, as the play unfolds these two manage to find a connection, uniting in an unexpected and powerful way.

"This play, at its core, is about the fragility of our individual fates: how something on a microscopic level can define a person's entire existence." - Sara Farb, Playwright

Written and performed by up-and-coming playwright Sara Farb, R-E-B-E-C-C-A is a personal piece based on Farbs younger sister who was born seven weeks prematurely, and diagnosed as developmentally delayed at a very young age. The story centers on this real-life Rebecca, as well as an alternate Rebecca the one that might have been, had she been born in July.
Producer: Theatre Passe Muraille
Running time: 80 minutes
Box office number: 416 504 7529
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Posted by Theatre Passe Muraille on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 ~ Sunday, 15 Feb 2015
Matinées: 2:30pm (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Tarragon Theatre - Mainspace 30 Bridgman Ave., Toronto, ON M5R 1X3
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This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major research hospital. This is a play about diagnosis, prognosis, and uncertainty. This is a play about the families that find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the necessities of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about how to have hope.
Producer: Tarragon Theatre
Running time: TBC
Box office number: 416-531-1827
Wheelchair accessible hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available World Premiere
Posted by Tarragon Theatre on Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 in Drama

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Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 ~ Sunday, 25 Jan 2015
Matinées: 2:30pm (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Tarragon Theatre - Extra Space 30 Bridgman Ave., Toronto, ON M5R 1X3
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Is it ethical to have a child when you’re a car driving, plastic bag using, aerosol spraying avocado importing person?” What if they grow up and hate you? A bare stage, a man, a woman, a conversation, and infinite possibility.  British Playwright Duncan Macmillan gives us a no-holds-barred look at a lifetime of love.

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning British writer and director whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad to critical acclaim. Director Weyni Mengesha was named Best Director at the 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards for her work on Tarragon’s  The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs.

Producer: Tarragon Theatre
Running time: 80 minutes
Box office number: 416-531-1827
Wheelchair accessible hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available
Posted by Tarragon Theatre on Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 in Drama

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Saturday, 06 Dec 2014 ~
Evenings: 8:00PM (Saturday)
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front St E, Toronto
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Distant Worlds features award-winning music from the record-breaking video game series FINAL FANTASY performed live by a symphony orchestra and accompanied by the Tallis Choir of Toronto. Cosplayers are welcome!

Conducted by Grammy Award-winning conductor, composer, and record producer Arnie Roth, and featuring vocal soloist Susan Calloway, Distant Worlds will feature music and scenes from over 25 years of FINAL FANTASY.

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY combines live orchestral music with cutting edge videos and art stills from the games most memorable sequences on a 26 foot wide screen, projected entirely in HD! This hybrid of music and technology will allow new and old fans alike to experience the world of  FINAL FANTASY.

Since its 1987 debut the FINAL FANTASY franchise has sold over 110 million copies worldwide and has become the most recognized role playing game in the world. It continues to reach new players and fans with unique characters, compelling storylines and engaging game play. These elements have helped propel the series into numerous sequels, live productions and motion pictures.

For more information, visit www.ffdistantworlds.com.

Producer: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Running time: tbd
Box office number: 1-855-872-SONY(7669)
Wheelchair accessible
Posted by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Monday, 14 Apr 2014 in Drama

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Preview: Thursday, 20 Nov 2014

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 ~ Sunday, 14 Dec 2014
Matinées: 2:00 PM (Sunday, Saturday)
Evenings: 7:30 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Theatre Passe Muraille - Mainspace 16 Ryerson Avenue
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Murder, mystery and games of the mind set during the Roaring Twenties, John and Jean (Cyrus Lane and Maev Beaty) live just outside the Vancouver neighbourhood of Shaughnessy, home to the citys elite. When a housemaid is found dead at the mansion of an old family friend, John, being a doctor, is called to the scene. It looks like suicide but Jean is not convinced. She sets out to solve the case from the safety of their home. In what starts out as a murder mystery, the play slowly takes form as a sequence of increasingly elaborate games, which begin to seem more real and less playful.

In what could be described as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf meets Sleuth, Angus Drive is a critique of class, privilege and race relations that will resonate with contemporary audiences.
Producer: Theatre Passe Muraille
Running time: 2 hours with intermission
Box office number: 416 504 7529
Wheelchair accessible hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available
Posted by Theatre Passe Muraille on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in Drama