This installment of Theatre Crawl listings includes performances that will appeal to all ages and interests.
August: Osage County
By Tracey Letts
Directed by Victoria Shepherd
The Alumnae Theatre Mainstage
Until April 23rd (Wed-Sat @8PM, Sunday @2PM)
Tickets: Wednesdays 2-for-1, Thurs-Sat $20 @ door, Sunday PWYC
Tickets avail online or by calling 416-364-4170
When the family patriarch vanishes, the Westons return to rural Oklahoma to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, Tracy Letts’ darkly comic drama August: Osage County is a harrowing epic that puts the “fun” in “dysfunctional”.
Dead Roads – The RISER Project
Created by Neema Bickersteth, Clare Preuss, Darwin Lyons & Zoë Sweet
Produced by The Dead Roads Collective
The Theatre Centre
Until April 24th
Tickets: $20/$10 Youth (Under 25)
Tickets avail online
This is a story of three women in small town Alberta who are transformed over the course of one day. It is a funny, surprising and poetic look what we sacrifice in order to survive and how quickly change can happen. In an environment based on consumption, Dead Roads suggests possibilities that lay beyond the edge. The show is contemporary examination of our relationships to the economy, our environment and ourselves.
The Wizard Of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Young People’s Theatre
Until May 15th | Recommended for ages 5 & up
School, Weekend Matinees & Evening Showtimes listed online
Adv Tickets Avail online or by calling 416-862-2222
Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. There, she meets some memorable friends and foes on her journey to see the Wizard whom everyone says can help her return home and hopefully grant her new friends their wishes for a brain, a heart and courage.
A Deaf couple struggle with the identity of their growing family. Will their child be hearing or deaf? Complications arise when their personal perspectives towards Deaf and hearing cultures brim to the surface.
The show has two scheduled Deaf Interpreted performances in which Gaitrie Persaud will be providing ASL/English Deaf interpretation (DI) for the role of Miranda, which will be held on May 5 at 7:30pm and May 14 at 2:00pm. A Q&A will follow each of these DI performances.
Following the death of a billionaire tech visionary and head of a mega-empire, the most important people in his life are summoned to a budget airport hotel for the reading of his will. They know their lives are about to change, but what transpires is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the very future of technology and human nature.
On Saturday, April 30th, Dr. Barry Freeman will be speaking about technology and Canadian Theatre.
Plenty of theatre options this weekend and next!