If you’re in need of a little theatre fix this month but are having trouble with the finding and choosing, here are a few current (and local) pieces that catch our eye:
Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch:
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto
March 25-May 3, 2015
We love the wit, depth and variety of critically acclaimed playwright Hannah Moscovitch. If you have a thirst for political and scientifically engaged theatre, this three-handed comedy looks like it has the ability to quench it. Although this piece is being performed at the Tarragon, Moscovitch worked with the versatile Volcano Theatre to develop Infinity.
Hooked by Carolyn Smart:
Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace Theatre, Toronto
April 16-May 10, 2015
Hooked looks like an amazing culmination of literature and women’s lives in a piece adapted from a book of poems by Carolyn Smart. Usually performed to intimate audiences, Hooked is an insight into some of history’s heroines — which is right up our alley with The Muddy Mary Project’s 2015 theme being “Women Past, Present or Fictional.” Inspiration for a submission, perhaps? 😉
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Adapted by Wendy Kesselman:
Avon Theatre, Stratford Festival, Stratford
April 27-October 10, 2015
We’ve all likely heard this beloved story as an adolescent, but the idea of experiencing it live on stage is both intriguing and haunting. The Stratford Festival boasts “innovative staging,” which leads us to believe that the well-known Canadian Festival will wow us with an interpretation of the classic and heartbreaking tale never before experienced. This play would make an interesting springtime theatre day trip for any lover of the arts or history alike.
Lady From the Sea by Henrik Ibsen, A New Version by Erin Shields:
Court House Theatre, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
April 30-September 13, 2015
On the note of something classic with a twist, this little known Ibsen play is given a facelift by award winning Canadian playwright Erin Shields. Taking on a haunting tale of love lost and found at sea, this play promises to bring a sharp reality together with the beautiful destination of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
We hope we’ll run into you at the theatre this month! If you have any must-see play suggestions for us, then please be sure to let us know via Facebook or Twitter, or comment down below. Don’t forget that The Muddy Mary Project is seeking submissions by June 1st and cheers to everyone who has already sent in work. Spread the word, friends!