What’s On – November 15 – 22

What’s On

Late Company – d² productions


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***FINAL SHOWS THIS WEEKEND***

Is it possible to save a vulnerable child if their hurt is a secret? Late Company is a poignantly relevant contemporary story of forgiveness, culpability and reprisal. Set over the course of one evening, a family stricken by the loss of their son, who was bullied, at least in part, for his sexuality, attempts to build a bridge instead of placing blame, with mixed results. It’s cluttered, unsettling, funny, and before our eyes we witness grief move to healing.

Read our interview with Dale Hayes here to find out more!

Late Company  runs from November 8-12 and November 16-19 at the MainLine Theatre. For a detailed schedule and ticketing information please click here.

 

 

 

 

Romeo & Juliet – Dawson College


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The Dawson College Professional Theatre Program presents the most famous love story in the world, Romeo & Juliet. This classic tale of two young lovers caught between their feuding families is one of the Bard’s most beloved.

The show runs from November 13-25. For more information click here.

 

The Queen of Chesed – Labyrinth Stage Productions


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An original 80-minute dramatic comedy with no intermission. Written by Claudia Litvak Polachek and Pearl Rothenberg; directed by Ellen David.

Opening performance is at the Outremont Theatre on November 15, 2017. The play is loosely based on the life of Faigie Jacobson-a Chasidic woman, wife of a rabbi and mother of 9 children. “Chesed” is a Hebrew word meaning “acts of loving kindness”. Faigie, a dynamic, religious woman, opened her home to the needy in her Crown Heights home. Homeless, hungry and lonely people come for a meal and often stay indefinitely. The play has fictitious and true to life occurrences. It makes for some interesting dramatic and comedic interactions not only between the Jacobson family and their “guests” but also between the “guests” themselves.

The Queen of Chesed plays on November 15 & 16. For more information click here.

 Invasive Species – Blue Ox Productions


Blue Ox Productions Present’s the remount of the Montreal Fringe smash hit, Invasive Species, written and performed by Gabriel Schultz. Winner of the Freestanding Room Award at the 2017 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, the ecological thriller that the Montreal Gazette called “an icky slick of Southern Gothic” returns more sticky and slimier than ever before.

Check out our interview with writer and performer Gabriel Schultz!

Invasive Species runs from November 16th-25th at the Freestanding Room. For more information and a detailed schedule please click here.

 

 

The 39 Steps – Centaur Theatre


Richard Hannay, a suspected murderer, is caught in a web of international intrigue and suspense in this rollicking, edge-or-your-seat thriller made famous by the classic Hitchcock film. Handcuffed to a beautiful woman convinced of his guilt, the accidental action hero must stay one step ahead of Scotland Yard to prove his innocence and stop a lethal ring of spies.

The 39 Steps runs from November 14 to December 10, 2017 at the Centaur Theatre. Please click here for more information and to get your tickets.

City Boy – Plaid Thursday Productions


 

After the death of their mother, siblings Max and Kate have not seen each other. Now, Kate is about to get married and so Max decides to take a trip back down to hell, AKA his father’s farm. To Max’s surprise, Kate’s fiancé, Michael has taken over the place and is tending to the cows with his brother Joshua. As a result, tensions will rise as the city boy faces his estranged family in ways that may divide them before the wedding. Fake smiles can’t last long as the characters uncover each other’s secrets.

City Boy runs from November 16-26 at MainLine Theatre. For more information and for tickets please click here.

Candyass Cabaret – Candyass Club


Candyass Cabaret Presents: Stumped In The City

Join the Candyass Club as we stumble over granite stumps, collapsed caleche horses, past neglected/ burned down historic buildings to enjoy performers at the iconic Cafe Cleopatra .
A scintillating lineup of boondoggle projects for an off #mtl375 cabaret

This event is one night only! Friday Nov 17 – showtime is 10 PM. For more information  click here!

Bad Jews – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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Following last year’s sold out run, Bad Jews is back at the Segal Centre starting November 8!

From the synopsis on the Segal’s website:

“When three cousins gather in a cramped Manhattan apartment to mourn the death of their beloved grandfather and fight over a precious family heirloom, they learn there is much more at stake than who gets what. Bursting with crisp, fast-paced dialogue, Bad Jews is an exciting exploration of faith, family and legacy that is as thought-provoking and poignant as it is viciously funny.”

Bad Jews runs from November 8 – 26 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets please click here.

 

 

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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***EXTENDED RUN – FINAL DAYS***

Roch Carrier’s classic children’s story is coming to the stage at the Segal Centre just as the weather here in Montreal is becoming decidedly wintry. Let’s celebrate everything good about winter with some family friendly Canadian nostalgia. AND it’s a musical!

The Hockey Sweater plays from October 19 to November 12 19 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

 

 

Bites of Life, Episode 2 – Gleams Theatre


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Gleams Theater continues their season with Bites of Life, Episode 2. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy chocolate shop – coffee and a chocolate are included with admission!

Episode 2 runs every Thursday  from October 19 to November 30 at Leonidas Culture Chocolate Cafe. For more information and for tickets, click here.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


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At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.

 

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Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

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Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.

 

 


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