Time for another installment of my curated Theatre Crawl list. I have picked four different show currently on-stage in Toronto, which will appeal to a variety of theatre and dance fans. All shows deal with varying themes, from love to loss.
Music: Ori Vidislavski (original music), Elton John, Vains of Jenna
Artistic advisor: Keren Levi
Costumes: Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
Lights: Netta Koren
(A play with songs)
Runs until March 1, 2015
Berkeley Street Theatre, Upstairs
Presented in French. With English surtitles.
(Le bruit des os qui cracquent)
Written by Suzanne Lebeau
Translated by Julia Duchesne & John Van Burek
Starring Patricia Cano, Caity Quinn & Harveen Sandhu
The play is about two child soldiers caught in the grip of ruthless warlords, their heart-pounding escape towards freedom and the nurse who rescued and cared for them, as she testifies before a commission charged with examining the issue of child soldiers.
The original French play won the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama as well as several other awards. It has been translated into 7 languages and performed all over the world.
|Photo: Pleiades Theatre|
Written and translated by Maria Milisavljevic
Directed by Richard Rose
Starring Cara Pifko, Gord Rand, Sarah Sherman
MISSING. Karla Richter, 24: a loving and trusting young woman, last seen before she left for the grocery store in blue jeans, a green parka and her red rubber rain boots. The police and papers ignore the disappearance, leaving her three friends – whose roots lie in Serbia and Croatia – to discover the truth. A search for Karla becomes a search for the self in this lyrical thriller and modern day epic cloaked in the mystery of Europe’s underworld.
|Sarah Sherman, Cara Pifko, Gord Rand
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann