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The Wildside Festival

January 4 - January 13

Centaur Theatre Company Presents the Wildside Festival

January 4 – 13, 2018


Centaur Theatre sets both stages on fire with audacious indie theatre from here and abroad.

It’s hot, hot, HOT on the Wildside!


Confabulation — Stories, true as we can tell them

Produced by: Confabulation | Featuring: Matt Goldberg and five guest storytellers

Hosted by comedian and storyteller Matt Goldberg, Confabulation is an evening of curated true stories, told by the people who lived them. For Wildside, Confabulation is exploring the theme “Eye of the Storm — stories of the quiet and the chaos”.


Wednesday, January 10 at 9PM (ONE SHOW ONLY!)




Concept and creation (in collaboration with the performers): Helen Simard | Written by: Helen Simard, Mathieu Leroux | Featuring: Stacey Désilier, Stephanie Fromentin, Jackie Gallant, Sébastien Provencher, Emmalie Ruest, Roger White, Ted Yates

Part dance show, part rock concert, and part hallucination, Idiot is the second of a trilogy of absurd creations inspired by the legendary American musician: Iggy Pop.

WARNING: Loud music


Sat Jan 6, Sun Jan 7, Thurs Jan 11, Fri Jan 12, Sat Jan 13 at 8PM



Let’s Try This Standing

Presented By: Keep Good (Theatre) Company | Written By: Gillian Clark | Directed by: Anthony Black | Featuring: Gillian Clark | Produced by: Karen Gross

The story of Gillian Clark, who fought off an SUV and a brick wall at the same time.

WARNING: Coarse language, descriptions of violence, and descriptions of sexuality. PG13


Fri Jan 5 at 7PM, Sat Jan 6 at 3PM, Sun Jan 7 at 7PM, Tues Jan 9 at 9PM



Presented by: B.A.A.P (Bald Angry Asian Productions) | Written by: Kě Xīn Li | Directed by: Sophie Gee | Featuring: Kayo Yasuhara, Mercedeh Baroque, Edward Wong

A queer, non-binary, anarchist returns home to their Chinese immigrant family, torn apart by gaps of generation and language, reunited by Christmas magic and the protection of Saran Wrap.

WARNING: Violence, strong language, white guilt.


Thurs Jan 4 at 9PM, Sat Jan 6 at 7PM, Tues Jan 9 at 7PM, Thurs Jan 11 at 9PM, Fri Jan 12 at 7PM



The Morning After The Life Before

Presented By: Guna Nua Theatre Company | Written By: Ann Blake | Directed by: Paul Meade | Featuring: Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth

May 24th 2015, 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings reality into sharp focus. A personal tale, playfully told, of Ireland before and after Marriage Equality.


Thurs Jan 4 at 7PM, Sat Jan 6 at 9PM, Sun Jan 7 at 3PM, Wed Jan 10 at 7PM, Sat Jan 13 at 9PM


Tragic Queens

Presented By: CABAL theatre | Written by: Rhiannon Collett | Directed by: Anthony Kennedy | Featuring: Jillian Harris, Alex Petrachuk, Meagan Schroeder

Part frenetic, part melancholic, follow the capricious and passionate power games of three time-travellers stuck in a perpetual state of girlhood. Alienating and deeply intimate, Tragic Queens is a relentless maelstrom of eras, emotions and mirrors.


Fri Jan 5 at 9PM, Sun Jan 7 at 9PM, Thurs Jan 11 at 7PM, Fri Jan 12 at 9PM, Sat Jan 13 at 7PM


January 4
January 13


Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1 Canada
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