All the World's a Stage: Theatre Roundup
The theatre is CALLING! With many theatre and musical performances happening across the country, we rounded up a list of plays by amazing playwrights across Canada.See more details below
BY KAT SANDLER
She’s more than just a wicked old witch. Baba Yaga is a legend, usually known as that elderly woman who lives alone in the woods and grinds the bones of the wicked. But what if she was actually a sexy, smart, modern woman operating off of morally ambiguous motives?
2 Pianos 4 Hands
"TWO PIANOS, FOUR HANDS, AND ONE ABSOLUTE TOUR DE FORCE" - ALAN RICKMAN
Amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and exams, and the dream of greatness, Ted and Richard grow up as "piano nerds." As they mature, they become more aware of the gap between the merely very good and the great, and come to the humbling realization that concert stardom may be out of reach, but they just might be two of the best piano players in the neighbourhood, and that in itself is worth celebrating.
Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方
From the author of trace comes two adaptations that transport mythological stories from Ancient Greece to modern-day civilizations. Led by people of colour, these darkly comedic plays depict recognizable plights for justice.
Too Good to be True
From the acclaimed author of Huff & Stitch comes a new dark comedy about the lies we tell each other in order to make the best of a desperate situation.
BY ELAINE ÁVILA
Acclaimed Portuguese Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, Fado: The Saddest Music in the World, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s fascist past and her own identity is interwoven with the heartbreaking national music of Portugal known as fado, which means “fate. ”
How to Fail as a Popstar
BY VIVEK SHRAYA
The first play by multi-media artist Vivek Shraya, about fame and personal transformation.
How to Fail as a Popstar is Vivek's debut theatrical work, a one-person show that chronicles her journey from singing in shopping malls to "not quite" pop music superstardom with beguiling humor and insight.
a million billion pieces
DAVID JAMES BROCK
This teen romance space opera explores our willingness to live, what it means to belong, and the necessity of emotional and physical relationships.
Every Day She Rose
BY ANDREA SCOTT & NICK GREEN
After the Black Lives Matter protest at the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade, two friends find their racial and queer politics aren’t as aligned as they thought, and the playwrights behind them must figure out how to write about the fallout.
Every second counts in this powerful play about connections and moments of departure. Rukmini's Gold features ten stand-alone yet interconnected scenes set in geographically unique train stations around the world.
A play about currency during wartime, survival, and the power dynamic between protectors and the protected.
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