Previews start November 2 for VideoCabaret’s The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-39 at The Cameron House, opening on November 10 for a limited run.
Written by the award-winning co-Artistic Director VideoCabaret, Michael Hollingsworth, his History Plays always bring the past to vivid life, and simultaneously remind us of today’s headlines. The Life and Times of Mackenzie King spans the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and resonates powerfully in our boom/bust times. The play stars Canada’s most eccentric and enduring Prime Minister, and features a panoramic cast of power-brokers, war vets, socialites, fascists, communists, gangsters, work-camp hobos, crystal ball readers, booze-smugglers, and other Canadians. More »
Four Mad Humours is a bi-national, interdisciplinary networked performance that links American and Canadian cities and performers in real-time; and premieres November 2 – 5 in Toronto (The Theatre Centre) and Buffalo, New York (ALT Theatre) simultaneously, linked to each other through live-feed and projected landscapes in each city. More »
The Beguiling Books & Art and Steam Whistle Brewery are teaming to produce, TORONTO DRAWS TINTIN. Featuring the work of dozens of comic artists and illustrators from Toronto this event is a celebration of all things TinTin and his creator Herge. It will feature dozens of pieces of original artwork which will be auctioned off in support of The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund.Steam Whistle Brewery is an avid supporter of the local art community and has been running monthly exhibits since 2001. The opening reception will take place at the brewery on November 2ndfrom 7:00pm-11:00pm and will be on display during regular brewery operation hours until November 27th. More »
Opera Atelier’s 2011-12 Season opens with a glittering new period production of Don Giovanni designed by OA’s acclaimed design team of Gerard Gauci and Martha Mann. Rising star Italian conductor Stefano Montanari makes his Opera Atelier debut. The new production runs October 29, 30, November 1, 2, 4, and 5, 2011, at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street. All performances begin at 7:30 pm, with the exception of the Sunday, October 30 3:00 pm matinee. As previously announced, Don Giovanni is also part of Opera Columbus’s 11-12 season, and will be performed by the Toronto company in Columbus, Ohio on November 25 and 27, 2011. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto is proud to present the triple Tony-award winning Broadway comedy, Le Dieu du carnage (GOD OF CARNAGE) by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Diana Leblanc, the original French version of the play will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from October 19 to November 5.
In GOD OF CARNAGE two married couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all. More »
pounds per square inch performance and The New Alt Performance Group present
FOUR MAD HUMOURS
pounds per square inch artistic director Gerry Trentham’s newest interdisciplinary performance series.
A bi-national, simultaneous performance conceived and developed with media designer Jamie O’Neil. Performed by Linnea Swan and Gerry Trentham in Toronto and Montreal and James Morrow and Amy Taravella in Buffalo and Chicago. Toronto shows are performed simultaneously with Buffalo; Montreal with Chicago. More »
Raw, powerful and beautifully epic, the Chalmers award winning play by Geoff Kavanagh, DITCH returns to the Toronto stage this November. A fictional account of two members of Sir John Franklin’s failed 1845 Arctic expedition, DITCH is a sharp, visceral, darkly funny and touching drama about love in the face of life and death. More »