This week’s Theatre Crawl includes a few shows currently on stage at various theatres across Toronto.
The Paprika Festival
Runs Until May 10, 2015
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St. West
Single tickets $10 | Day pass $15 ** | available online
*Includes both performances when there is a double-bill
**Includes admission to all shows during any given day of the Festival
The Paprika Festival provides an opportunity for young people to connect with their peers in the creation of the performing arts. There are many shows to choose froma and support. The full festival line up can be found here.
Written by August Strindberg
Adapted by David Greig
Directed by Rae Ellen Bodie
Starring Hardee T. Lineham, Noah Reid, Liisa Repo-Martell
Runs Until May 17, 2015
The Coal Mine Theatre
798 Danforth Avenue
Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15-$30 | available online
Creditors is a blackly comic depiction of gender warfare; a savage tragicomedy that is both painful and fascinating. Slyly manipulative Gustav, one of the play’s tortured threesome and Adolph’s tormentor, is a portrait of raw, undiluted destructiveness. Systematically poisoning Adolph’s marriage by suggestion, Gustav is out for revenge. The power games continue to shift with the arrival of Adolph’s wife Tekla, his object of desire and disdain.
God And The Indian
Presented in partnership with Firehall Arts Centre
Directed by Renae Morriseau
Starring Thomas Hauff and Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Runs Until May 17, 2015
Native Earth / Aki Studio Theatre
585 Dundas Street East
Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm | Sunday 2pm
Tickets $15-$25 | available online
While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear him acknowledge the terrible abuse inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office and confronts him.
Théâtre français de Toronto
Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid)
Directed by Guy Mignault
With Julie Kim Beaudry, Sebastien Bertrand, Krystel Descary, Bianca Heuvelmans, Djennie Laguerre, Guy Mignault, Christopher Webb, and Nicolas Van Burek as Argan
Runs Until May 24, 2015
Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)
26 Berkeley Street
Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm | Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets: $37-$57 | available online
If Argan, the character at the heart of Moliere’s comedy, truly surfers from a medical condition, it would have to be acute hypochondria. He loves to surround himself with the best and brightest doctors and pharmacists money can buy—which would be completely understandable if he wasn’t in fact in perfect health! Hoping to get her hands on his fortune, Argan’s second wife, Béline, is patiently waiting for one of her husband’s imaginary illness to finally become real. The story can only get more hilarious as it moves along.
Much Ado About Nothing
Adapted From The Original
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Rose
Starring: Kawa Ada, David Adams, Salvatore Antonio, Nova Bhattacharya, John Cleland,
Ali Momen, Alon Nashman, Sarena Parmar, Ellora Patnaik, Anand Rajaram, Anusree Roy, Gugun Deep Singh & Tahirih Vejdani
Runs Until May 31, 2015
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm;
Select Saturdays at 2:30pm: May 2, 9, 16
Tickets: $23 – $27 | available online or by phone at 416.531.1827
Beatrice and Benedict take on Brampton in this Bollywood-inspired adaptation of Shakespeare’s most clever comedy. As re-imagined by Richard Rose with consulting director Ravi Jain, this Much Ado plays as an all-out war of the sexes against the backdrop of a very Canadian clash of cultures. Moving from comedy to tragedy and back again with razor sharp wit, a familiar story takes on new meaning when set in our own backyard. Classical text fuses with Bollywood in this larger-than-life spectacle.
Theatre season is fully underway in Toronto. Take an opportunity to venture out on your own, with mom, the family or friends, and enjoy a show or two!