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Upcoming

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 ~ Saturday, 09 May 2015
Evenings: 8:00 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West
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A North American premiere produced by Marrugeku. In Broome, Western Australia, Asian, Australian-Indigenous and Western settler cultures collide, creating a remarkable intercultural expression – and Marrugeku is at the forefront of this emergence. “Gudirr Gudirr” is the guwayi bird’s warning that the tide is turning; if you miss the call, you drown. Threading the physicality of contemporary dance through her vision of the rapid change affecting her land, its people and her own Asian-Indigenous identity, Marrugeku’s Dalisa Pigram shares the memories and experiences of indigenous culture through this visually spectacular performance.

Cost: $15-45
Producer: Harbourfront Centre
Running time: 62 minutes
Box office number: 416-973-4000 ext.1
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 ~ Saturday, 02 May 2015
Evenings: 8:00 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West
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A world premiere produced by The Dietrich Group. Cabaret, lecture, fashion show and feast. This Is a Costume Drama binds together a dizzying array of historical, pop, scientific and religious iconography, characters and situations to reveal how we transform, how we put on masks and how we celebrate – all as it turns the theatre into a landscape built for graphic spectacle. Blurring the edges of performance disciplines, The Dietrich Group presents a sexy, quirkily adult game of adornment, where the transformation of the exterior exposes a flash of inner life.

Cost: $15-35

Advisory: Nudity
Producer: Harbourfront Centre
Running time: 70 minutes
Box office number: 416-973-4000 ext.1
Wheelchair accessible World Premiere
Posted by Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

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
hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available
Posted by Theatre Passe Muraille on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 ~ Saturday, 18 Apr 2015
Evenings: 8:00 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West
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A Toronto premiere produced by Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. An exploration of how to express love in a global language. Freely mixing martial arts, mime, kathak and ballet, Vancouver’s David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen develop a virtuosic movement language that’s both totally recognizable and unlike anything you’ve seen. Shifting characters, inner animals and super heroes, Me So You So Me’ s infectious and exuberant theatricality is a deep and surprising pleasure.

Cost: $15-35

Producer: Harbourfront Centre
Running time: 60 minutes
Box office number: 416-973-4000 ext.1
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

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

Upcoming

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 ~ Saturday, 28 Mar 2015
Evenings: 8:00 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West
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A Canadian premiere produced by Jérôme Bel & Theater HORA. A disconcertingly honest re-staging of French choreographer Jérôme Bel’s first encounter with the members of Zurich’s Theater HORA - a company that promotes and presents the work of people with intellectual disabilities. Bel’s questions and the performer’s presence reveal the dynamics of exclusion and the limits of political correctness. Disabled Theater is a profound reimagination of the stage and its possibilities – one that ultimately expands the humanity that we hold on to.

Cost: $15-45

Producer: Harbourfront Centre
Running time: 90 minutes
Box office number: 416-973-4000 ext.1
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

Friday, 13 Mar 2015 ~ Sunday, 15 Mar 2015
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front St. E., Toronto
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Direct from a worldwide tour, international ice dance sensation The Imperial Ice Stars make a triumphant return to Toronto for the first time in seven years with the Toronto premiere of their critically-acclaimed Sleeping Beauty On Ice.  This dazzling production will enchant audiences of all ages and is a perfect March Break activity for the whole family.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music, Sleeping Beauty on Ice tells the timeless fairytale love story through astonishing high-speed leaps and throws, graceful and sublime ice dancing, awe-inspiring acrobatics and aerial gymnastics, stunning stilt skating and jaw-dropping visual effects. Ballet on blades at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour!  The award-winning Imperial Ice Stars are the leading performers of theatrical ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre stage.   

Purchase tickets online at sonycentre.ca, by calling 1-855-872-SONY(7669), or in person at the Sony Centre Box Office.
Producer: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Running time: 120
Box office number: 1-855-872-SONY(7669)
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, 04 Nov 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

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


Featuring: Lara Arabian, Steven Bush, Sochi Fried, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Mina James, Derek Kwan, Jani Lauzon, Sebastian Marziali, Liz Peterson, Beatriz Pizano, Chiamaka Ugwu and Bahareh Yaraghi

Set & Lighting Designer: Trevor Schwellnus

Costume Designer: Angela Thomas

Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne

Producer: Sue Balint

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: 95 mins.
Box office number: 416-975-9130
Wheelchair accessible hipTIX tickets available Full price tickets available
Posted by Modern Times Stage Company on Friday, 01 Aug 2014 in Drama

Upcoming

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

Upcoming

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