Shakespeare in Action presents A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream, Shakespeareâ€™s romantic comedy and his most popular work for the stage, re-envisioned for a new generation of young audiences. Performances run at the Joseph Workman Auditorium from May 9 â€“ 23, 2009. More »
Event Horizon Dance presents Dustâ€¦, a stimulating evening of choreography from Artistic Director Miranda Abbott that explores the intersection of movement and philosophy, mathematics and science.Â Dustâ€¦, through movement, sound, video illustrations/animations and text, examines some of the most influential theories and ideas that have led us to our present being.Â More »
Nightswimming presents, for the first time ever, the entire seven-play theatrical cycle City of Wine by Ned Dickens. The cycle -Â about the ancient Greek city of Thebes from its founding to its collapse, the city where wine was born but best known as the home of Oedipus – will be presented twice in sequence over five wild and wonderful days, beginning with Harmonia at 4pm on Tuesday May 5 and ending with Seven at 8pm Saturday May 9. An unprecedented event in Canadian theatre history, almost 15 years in the making, the City of Wine marathon will be an event to remember. More »
Known for the presentation of world-class, pan-Asian dance that ranges from unusual traditional forms, to cutting-edge contemporary, the eighth CanAsian International Dance Festival, under the Artistic Direction of acclaimed dance artist Denise Fujiwara, showcases outstanding artists from across Canada and around the world.Â The 2009 CanAsian International Dance Festival runs at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre from May 6 to May 9 at 8 pm, with two different programs running on alternate evenings. More »
Stanâ€™s Cafe (pronounced kaff) brings their bold and ominous theatrical piece The Cleansing Of Constance Brown to World Stage. The audience is seated at the mouth of a specially constructed corridor and watch as only seven performers play 73 characters. With only six words of dialogue, the players run through a barrage of entrancing and alarming scenes. From mysterious office scenarios, to allusions of Guantanamo Bay, the ever changing characters in the corridor reflect images and stories across centuries. More »
York University’s Department of Dance caps its 2008-2009 season with Dance Innovations: SpringLoaded, a dynamic two-part program running May 7 to 9 in Yorkâ€™s McLean Performance Studio. The concert, featuring 16 world premieres, is directed by acclaimed indie dance artists and York instructors, Terrill Maguire and Julia Sasso. More »
The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) invites you to experience the transformative power of creative and critical thinking at OCAD+, its 94th annual Graduate Exhibition, to take place May 7 to 10, 2009. More »
The ThÃ©Ã¢tre franÃ§ais de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to close its season with Francis Veberâ€™s Le DÃ®ner de Cons (The Dinner Game). An original TfT production, the play will be directed by Guy Mignault, TfTâ€™s artistic director. This hilarious comedy runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from April 22 to May 9, 2009.
This piece, a cult hit onstage and in film, has become synonymous with scathing comedy that denounces the excesses of todayâ€™s society. More »
MacKenzieRo presents The Canadian Premiere of
by Enda Walsh
StarringÂ Richard Greenblatt & Cathy Murphy, Directed by Autumn Smith
For the father and daughter who are the sole inhabitants of their suffocating and filthy quarters, language is nothing short of a basic biological function. An account of a life spent flogging three-piece suites and Swedish pine furniture becomes both feverish and blackly comic offering a beautifully judged glimpse of redemption. More »
LKTYP is proud to present the stage adaptation of Pobby and Dingan. Based on the award-winning book by Australian author, Ben Rice, Pobby and Dingan is a beautiful parable about how even ordinary people can become heroes to help those they love. Adapted for the stage by Paula Wing, Pobby and Dingan runs on the Mainstage between April 20 and May 10. This play was first presented as a staged reading in April 2008, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as part of New Visions/New Voices.