b current is producing two solo shows at Buddies and Bad Times over the next two weeks. Known collectively as afteRock Plays. This is the second installment of b currents solo performance double bills and runs October 10 -25th. Veteran theatre creator Catherine Hernandez uses music to tell her story of growing up a queer woman of colour in The Femme Playlist. while Sébastien Heins performs Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera with his own rhymes, parodying rap stereotypes from the 1970s to the present day. Both shows will run separately during previews but will then be featured as a double bill. To get more information and to check the run schedule click here.
Also on this week is The Things Between Us, which continues its run at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. The Things Between Us is a moving psychological drama about the people we love and hate or love to hate. When Shannon returns home Linda Small's world is turned upside-down as she must navigate her own emotions and the ties that bind.
by Alison Lawrence
Directed by Aaron Willis
Starring Randi Helmers, Emily Hurson and Mary Francis Moore
Production design by Joe Pagnan; sound design by John Gzowski
at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
October 2 – October 19 2014. Click here for tickets.
Canadian Stage presents the Toronto Premiere of Helen Lawrence. World-renowned visual artist Stan Douglas and acclaimed screenwriter Chris Haddock collaborate to create a production that is at the frontier of new media use in performance.
Inspired by post-war film noir, Helen Lawrence intertwines theatre, visual art, live-action filming and computer-generated simulations in this beautifully crafted suspense-filled tale. As Vancouver struggles to reorganize itself after World War II, forces diverge as to who should really hold the power.
Helen Lawrence runs until November 12th. Click here for more ticket information.