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Ipperwash
Aug
16
to Sep 16

Ipperwash

Written by Falen Johnson & Jessica Carmichael | Directed by Jessica Carmichael

“The Great Spirit made all things. He supplied these grounds with game, and gave them to his red children; and he gave them strength and courage to defend them.” -Tecumseh

The history of the Kettle and Stoney Point people goes back to time immemorial. The land along the shores of Lake Huron is home to hundreds of traditional medicines, as well ceremonial spaces, and burial grounds. After the war of 1812 the Chippewa’s of Kettle and Stony Point were granted, by the crown, lands along Lake Huron for their service. By 1929 much of the beach front property of Kettle and Stony Point was sold by the Indian Agent without permission from the community.  

In 1942 under the War Measures Act, the National Department of Defense expropriated 2400 acres of the Stoney Point people’s territory. Families were moved to nearby Kettle Point. This move allowed for the creation of Camp Ipperwash, a training base for Canadian soldiers that was promised to return to the people of Stony Point after World War II. It took over 70 years for that promise to be fulfilled. Now that the land has been returned, the process of decontamination and healing has begun. 

Ipperwash co-written by Falen Johnson (Mohawk/Tuscarora) and Jessica Carmichael (Abenaki) tells the story of resistance, resilience, and reclamation.

Tickets and info: http://www.blythfestival.com/ipperwash

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Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua
Aug
4
to Aug 13

Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua

Toronto’s beloved bombshell, drag queen Pearle Harbour, returns in Chautauqua. Come gather under the milky folds of her beautiful tent, and be sheltered from the inharmony of our post-Truth world.

Created by Dora-nominated writer/performer Justin Miller, Chautauqua is an immersive extravaganza: part cabaret, part tragicomedy, and part tent revival. The world may be falling apart, but Pearle will show you that there’s more that unites us than divides us.

Written and Performed by Justin Miller; Directed by Byron Laviolette; Dramaturgy by Sandra Balcovske; Production Design by Joe Pagnan; Tent by Haley Reap; Lighting Design by Jareth Li; Sound Design by Deanna Choi; Live Accompaniment by Steven Conway; Stage Managed by Giuseppe Condello and Mirabella Sundar-Singh; Production Managed by Deborah Lim; Produced by Rebecca Ballarin

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Vimy
Jul
1
to Jul 30

Vimy

Produced by Soulpepper Theatre

A group of Canadian soldiers convalesce in a field hospital after facing the horrors of Vimy Ridge in this striking WWI drama from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. As the soldiers battle with their memories of the past, a young nurse from Nova Scotia tends to their wounds both obvious and concealed.

Tickets and info: https://soulpepper.ca/performances/vimy/1998

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Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua
Apr
20
to Apr 26

Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua

Do you feel lost? Are you troubled? Are you behind on your emails? Do you yearn for community that enhances, rather than annihilates, the feeling of being a true individual? The world is full of uncertainty and inharmony, but for one week only, salvation is passing through [your town/city/municipality]! Gather together with our new leader, all-American World-Wartime gal Pearle Harbour, under the milky canvas of our beautiful tent. We will sing together, learn together, breathe together, and live our Truths! In our Chautauqua tent, we come together because we’re falling apart.

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua is presented as part of the RISER Project, a collaborative producing model by Why Not Theatre, with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Government of Canada.

A Pearle Harbour Production

Written and performed by Justin Miller, co-written and dramturged by Sandra Balcovske, directed by Byron LaViolette with assistant director Rebecca Ballarin and consulting director Rebecca Northan, production design by Joseph Pagnan, sound design and composition by Deanna Choi with composition/accompanist and performance by Steven Conway, movement by John Turner, stage management by Joey Condello, with assistant stage management by Mirabella Singh.

For RISER Project: Production management by Deborah Lim, lighting design by Jareth Li, publicity by FLIP Publicity (Carrie Sager), produced by Why Not Theatre (Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala, Kelly Read).

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The Boat
Mar
9
to Apr 14

The Boat

A Maritime story about leaving home.

A boy grows up in Cape Breton in a fishing family. As he grows and the world around him changes, he questions whether he should stay at home to continue the family tradition with his father, or move away to follow his heart. This beautifully touching play follows a Maritime family as they navigate their children growing up.

Alistair MacLeod's incredible short story adapted by Fredericton-based playwright Ryan Griffith.

Written by Alistair MacLeod (adapted by Ryan Griffith)

Tickets and showtimes: http://www.tnb.nb.ca/the-boat/

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Deceitful Above All Things
Feb
16
to Feb 26

Deceitful Above All Things

Deceitful Above All Things

By Genevieve Adam | Directed by Tanya Rintoul

February 16th - 26th

Wednesday-Saturday 8:00PM, Saturday & Sunday 2:00PM

Tickets 25$ | Arts Workers/Seniors $15 | Sat. Matinees PWYC

The Factory Studio Theatre

125 Bathurst Street Toronto Ontario

www.thestorefronttheatre.com

For more information, to schedule an interview, or to receive a press pass to any of these events please contact

Christina Bryson at christina@thestorefronttheatre.com 

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Alien Creature
Jan
12
to Feb 5

Alien Creature

In Linda Griffiths’ play, the spirit of MacEwen returns to a modern world one night, bringing a prophetic warning: There has been a death of poetry, of imagination. The city will pay. The world will pay. Then she laughs, opens her hands, pulling brilliant scarves from the air. On this night, MacEwen is torn apart and made invincible by her magic. Revealed as addict, lover, poet, and magician, Gwendolyn MacEwen rises to inspire and incite us.

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The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (a political fantasy)
Jan
5
to Jan 15

The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (a political fantasy)

Written and Directed by Kawa Ada
Artistic Producer Renna Reddie
Starring Elley-Ray Hennessy, Trenna Keating, Tennille Read, with Ellora Patnaik as Malala, and Nina Lee Aquino as Imelda Marcos

It’s 1984. Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Imelda Marcos and a young political novice, Kim Campbell, convene for Indira Gandhi’s funeral. But when the group is hijacked by a mysterious woman named Malala – a time terrorist from the future – they must race against the clock to save humanity. In this hilarious and brazen satire, Dora-winner Kawa Ada fuses politics, feminism (and a little physics) to take a ball-busting look at the women who paved the way. Just like Hillary.

Tickets: $15

Venue: Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst St.)
Length: 90 mins

http://fringetoronto.com/next-stage-festival/listings/the-death-of-mrs-gandhi-and-the-beginning-of-new-physics-a-political-fantasy/

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Sleeping Beauty
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Sleeping Beauty

Guest Star HILARY FARR from HGTV’s Love it or List It makes her Toronto theatrical debut as Petty’s evil successor. And in an eye-opening performance, Kinky Boots star AJ BRIDEL plays the drowsy heroine. Fans of Family Channel’s THE NEXT STEP will be dancing in the aisles along with young stars ALEXANDRA BEATON and TAVEETA SZYMANOWICZ. Great family fun for kids from 3 to 93!

Tickets and info: http://rosspetty.com/

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Paradise Comics
Nov
23
to Dec 3

Paradise Comics

Written by Caitie Graham; directed by Darwin Lyons

George has flown the coop, leaving thirteen year-old Beans and her mother, Janie, to clean up the mess. In the process of removing his clutter from their home, the pair is charged not only with organizing the storage of an entire comic book collection, but with facing the responsibility they shared and shirked for a man they each knew so differently. Paradise Comics contemplates the trials of adolescence, parenting, and how families grieve. The play has been workshopped through Tarragon Theatre's Young Playwright's Unit (2013), and dramaturged by Paula Wing.

Tickets & detailed schedule: COMING SOON

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Laurier
Oct
28
to Nov 20

Laurier

Visionary. Radical. Canadian.
The theme of Canadian identity is explored through the speeches of Canada’s seventh Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in this original theatrical piece. Created and directed by Thomas Morgan Jones, the play looks back on our past and the accomplishments of Laurier himself while simultaneously looking forward to our future. Set to original music, this highly physical performance is an inspirational blend of movement and sound that complement the insightful words of this celebrated leader.

CROSS-CANADA TOUR: Charlottetown, PEI > Fredericton, NB > Ottawa, ON > Whitehorse, YK > Kamloops, BC > Montreal, QC > Edmonton, AB

Tickets and info: www.lauriertour.ca

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Osia
Aug
5
to Aug 14

Osia

Jijo Quayson makes her theatrical debut with Osia, directed by her mentor Brad Fraser and dramaturged by Djanet Sears, Fraser, and, via Nightwood Theatre, Andrea Donaldson. Osia is the story of a Ghanaian family who struggles to find a better future. The youngest of the family, Harmosia, straddles two worlds- real and fantasy- as she tries to understand her surroundings. The play uses Ghanaian language, traditional music, storytelling and imagined folklore to weave together the story of Osia and the eccentric neighbours that surround her family.

At the Factory Theatre Mainspace. 

For tickets and full schedule: http://summerworks.ca/2016/artists/osia/

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This Is How We Got Here
Aug
4
to Aug 14

This Is How We Got Here

This Is How We Got Here is about the enduring resilience of the human spirit in times of sorrow, and the capacity we all have for forgiveness. Lucille and Paul have lost their son Craig to suicide. Through a non-linear narrative, the broken pieces of a story come together in a heartbreaking journey to find a way forward after the death of a child.

Continuum Theatre & New Harlem Productions [Summerworks Festival 2016]

Directed by Eli Ham; Written by Keith Barker;

Performed by Peggy Coffee, James Downing, Deb Drakeford and Martin Julien; Lighting Design by Wendy Greenwood; Stage Managed by Georgia Brown.

For schedule and tickets: http://summerworks.ca/2016/artists/this-is-how-we-got-here/

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False Start
Jun
30
to Jul 9

False Start

What happens when a misunderstood, football-obsessed teenage boy meets an intelligent, caring teenage girl? It’s textbook stuff: they fall in love, they get married, and they resent each other. Zoey and Jake have been together since high school. In the aftermath of a traumatic event, Zoey struggles to have a baby while dealing with the one she married.

By: Nicole Hrgetic
Company: Green Box Theatre Company
Company origin: Toronto
Director: Mani Eustis
Cast: Andrea Brown, Andrew Knowlton, Elizabeth Adams, Dylan Evans.
Creative team:
Christine Luksts- Stage Manager David Beisel- Lighting Designer Sophie Moynan- Set Desginer/Props Manager

Warnings: Sexual Content, Mature Language

Tickets available at: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/false-start/

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Damn Tank
Jun
30
to Jul 7

Damn Tank

Presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival by Another Creature Productions

Bonita and Penelope are companions and professional partners. The two provide euthanasia to the wealthy and terminally ill, but the service is illegal. When authorities start to investigate the unusual deaths occurring in the city, Bonita and Penelope must decide how they will remain anonymous and stay afloat.

More info: www.damntank.c

Show dates: (at the Factory Theatre mainspace)

Thursday, June 30 @ 10 PM

Saturday, July 2 @ 3:30 PM

Sunday, July 3 @ 1:15 PM

Monday, July 4 @ 9 PM

Tuesday, July 5 @ 6:30 PM

Wednesday, July 6 @ 12 PM 

Thursday, July 7 @ 3:30 PM

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Tales for Folks
May
28
to May 29

Tales for Folks

Tales for Folks are short, family-friendly theatre offerings based on Asian folktales. These original theatrical creations are collectively created by Soulpepper artists and guest artists. Suitable for all ages.

There are two different shows to choose from:

Folktales from Mongolia and Laos
Directed by Esther Jun with music by Suba Sankaran.

May 28 at 11:30am | May 28 at 1:45pm

Folktales from Nepal and Pakistan
Directed by Paula Wing with music by Deanna Choi.

May 28 at 12:30pm | May 28 at 2:45pm

Presented as part of Soulpepper Theatre's Tiger Bamboo Festival

Tickets and info: http://soulpepper.ca/tigerbamboo#tales_for_folks

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Votes for Women (and Other Lies)
May
7
to May 14

Votes for Women (and Other Lies)

Empty Box Theatre Company invites you to a performance of our new development project Votes for Women (and Other Lies), a devised comedy about the women's suffrage movement in Toronto.

Fringe Creation Lab Studios (720 Bathurst Street, 4th floor)

Evening Shows: May 7, 8, 13, 14 @ 8pm

Matinee: May 14 @ 2 PM

More information: www.suffragettestoronto.wordpress.com

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Ravel, Stravinsky, & Bernstein
Apr
17
2:30pm 2:30pm

Ravel, Stravinsky, & Bernstein

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Evan Mitchell, Conductor

Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltz
Ravel: Bolero
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Fireworks, intimacy, beauty, and power. This blockbuster concert serves up four incredible pieces spanning the great repertoire of dance: the regal Gold and Silver Waltz of Lehar; Ravel's explosive Bolero; Stravinsky's magnificent Firebird Suite; and the epic Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. An incredible finish to our Masterworks Series!

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Death of the King
Mar
29
to Apr 10

Death of the King

Info & Tickets

PERFORMANCE DATES:

@ The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street W, Toronto

Saturday March 26 – 8:00PM - Preview
Sunday March 27 2016 – 2:00PM  - Preview
Tuesday March 29 – 8:00PM
Wednesday March 30 – 8:00PM
Thursday March 31 – 8:00PM
Friday April 1 – 8:00PM
Saturday April 2 – 8:00PM
Sunday April 3 – 2:00PM
Tuesday April 5 –  8:00PM
Wednesday April 6 – 2:00PM
Wednesday April 6 – 8:00PM
Thursday April 7 – 8:00PM
Friday April 8 – 8:00PM
Saturday April 9 – 8:00PM
Sunday April 10 – 2:00PM

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Rosauro & Mendelssohn
Mar
6
2:30pm 2:30pm

Rosauro & Mendelssohn

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Wolf Tormann, Cello | Gordon Craig, Clarinet | Linda Craig, Clarinet | Ben Glossop, Bassoon | Evan Mitchell, Marimba | Glen Fast, Conductor

Boccherini: Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn: Konzertstück No. 2 for Two Clarinets
Hétu: Bassoon Concerto
Rosauro: Marimba Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4

Your opportunity to hear some of the incredible talent that make up your Kingston Symphony. Cellist Wolf Tormann, clarinetists Gordon and Linda Craig, bassoonist Ben Glossop, and even our own maestro Evan Mitchell each take centre stage as soloists. We complete the afternoon with Mendelssohn's magical Italian Symphony, a remarkable showcase for the entire orchestra.

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Tchaikovsky & Trew
Jan
31
2:30pm 2:30pm

Tchaikovsky & Trew

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Bénédicte Lauzière, Violin | Evan Mitchell, Conductor

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Trew: Symphony No. 1

Explore classic pieces both old and new with Rossini's Overture to William Tell, Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto with virtuoso Bénédicte Lauzière, and the world premiere of a symphonic work by audience favourite Ryan Trew. A wonderful mix of classical and contemporary that you are sure to enjoy!

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The Immortal Mozart
Dec
6
12:00am12:00am

The Immortal Mozart

Evan Mitchell, Conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Mozart: Symphony No. 41

Join your Kingston Symphony on an epic journey through the mind and heart of a man who was one of history's greatest geniuses. In this Mozart Festival, we perform his last three symphonies, which were all written in the span of six weeks. Showcased back to back, this concert celebrates Mozart's supreme command over the symphonic form with some of world's most memorable music.

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