If you only make to to one show this weekend be sure it is This is the Point which has a very limited run at The Theatre Centre. This is the Point was a huge hit last year, and one of our personal favourites of the entire season.
The winner of Two Dora Mavor Moore awards including, Outstanding Production and Ensemble, This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. Click here for tickets and more information.
Written by Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja and Liz MacDougall
Directed by Karin Randoja
Performed by Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Christina Serra and Dan Watson
Projection Design by Melissa Joakim
Lighting Design by Andre duToit
Set & Costume Design by Sonja Rainey
Sound Design by Tim Lindsay
Stage Management by Pip Bradford
Friday, December 1 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 – 8:00 pm ASL interpreted performance
Sunday, December 3 – 2:00 pm Audio Visually described performance
“A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.” Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to maintain what he can by any means necessary. Cake is a story about the things we use, how we are used, and what happens when we are all used up. Written by Governor General’s Award nominee DM St. Bernard the play is a stark and poetic musing on the nature of survival. Cake is a part of the 54ology: St. Bernard’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa. The show is written in reference to Niger’s uranium mining. Click here for more info and to buy tickets to Cake
Produced by New Harlem Productions with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille.
Written by: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Direction by: Clare Preuss
Assistant Direction by: Kwaku Okyere
Performances by: Jamie Robinson, Yolanda Bonnell, Ash Knight and Tsholo Khalema
Costumes by: Elizabeth Traicus
Lighting by: Echo Zhou
Set by: Jackie Chau
Composition and Sound Design by: Maddie Bautista
Movement Consulting by: Pulga Muchochoma
Art by: Mary Wong
Stage Management by: Heather Bellingham
Closing this weekend, is one of our favourite shows so far this season trace A Factory production in association with b current performing arts
trace follows three generations of mother and son from the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong to Canada in the 21st century. Combining virtuosic original piano compositions with an incredible performance and lyrical text, this exquisite and stimulating one man chamber play offers a new look into the lasting implications of sacrifice across generations.
HEISENBERG - The final production slated to be directed by outgoing Artistic Director Mathew Jocelyn.
Peeling away the many layers of everyday relationships with subtle humour and quiet poeticism, Heisenberg brings to poignant theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Heisenberg, is the newest critical hit by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).
November 28 to December 17, 2017 at Berkeley Street Theatre. Click here for ticket information
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Cylla von Tiedemann