My birthday week has officially begun. To start, I have prepared a personally curated list of shows currently playing or about to premiere on-stage. Help me celebrate by supporting local theatre!
Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts & Punctuate! Theatre
with Native Earth Performing Arts & The Theatre Centre
Written and Directed by Matthew MacKenzie
The Theatre Centre
Until January 27, 2018
Tickets: $17-25 – avail online or by calling 416-538-0988
The prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, B.C, along the route of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. By the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced changes – his gait has widened, his muscles are bulging, his sense of smell heightened…
The play explores this fundamental question: what is the role of a lifetime? Why, given that we all have a limited time on earth, do some people choose to spend their lives making and/or experiencing art? And how do we love, help, enjoy and hang on to one another, knowing that one day we will have to say goodbye?
Thought For Food
January 24 – February 11
The Assembly Theatre
Tickets Regular $25 / Preview $12.50 – avail online or at the door
A limited number of PWYC tickets available at the door for each regular performance.
The play is a suspenseful new play that retells the story of New France as a taut historical thriller. Touching on the European myth of the loup-garou (werewolf) and Indigenous legends of shape-shifting, this play challenges the traditional colonial narrative by giving a strong voice to both female and Indigenous characters.
On the eve of Papal Conclave, a popular and ambitious South American Cardinal, a front runner in the election for Pope, is interviewed by a young Canadian journalist who claims to hold a secret that could destroy him. She accuses him of complicity with the military in the torture, murder and disappearances of dissidents 30 years before. During the interview, a spectacular confession emerges. Ghosts from the past confront him and the journalist as they engage in an epic confrontation. He must try to convince this stranger who knows too much that being human does not make him an impostor and that he is worthy of redemption.
For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time. Written by Bilal Baig, and directed by Brendan Healy, Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. The show uses both English and Urdu to tell a story about the way we love, the way we are loved, and how sometimes love is not enough.