What’s On – October 4 – 11

What’s On

One-Act Play Festival – Concordia University

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Five programs of short plays. A wide spectrum of theatrical styles, from dystopic fantasy to absurdism to mask comedy to post-dramatic performance. Themes ranging from romantic love to politics to virginity to monsters.  Dozens of student and professional theatre artists. Countless vivid moments.

The Shows

Mistero Buffo, written by Dario Fo, directed by Cristina Iovita

V-Cards, written by Jesse Stong and Step Taylor, directed by Dean Patrick Fleming
Underbelly, by the Erlangen exchange
Constellations, written by Nick Payne, directed by Harry Standjofski
Plays by Don Nigro, written by Don Nigro, directed by Liz Valdez

November 9, 2016 – November 13, 2016, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets, please send an email to: tickets.finearts@concordia.ca. For more information please click here.

Bites of Life, Episode 1 – Gleams Theatre


Gleams Theater opens their season of series with Bites of Life, Episode 1. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy salon in NDG.

We interviewed Ira S of Gleams Theatre and she took us through the ten years she’s been working with short plays, and plays in non-traditional theatre spaces. 

***THIS WEEKEND ONLY 50% off ticket price for QDF Members!***

Episode 1 runs every Friday from September 15 to November 13 at Salon 3. For more information and for tickets, click here.

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story – Centaur Theatre presents a Persephone Theatre Production


First up at Centaur Theatre this season is The Theo Fleury Story, and as one of our QDF staff is a born and raised, do or die Calgary Flames fan, this is one to keep your eye on as a lengendary and heart-breaking story. Is it a hockey story or a human story?

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story runs from October 3 – 29 at the Centaur Theatre. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

FRINGE Encore – MainLine Theatre

See three gems of the St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival! Kicking things off on October 4 are Burcu Emeç and the crew from Goddamn Bear with their shows, tldr;smh and Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy respectively.

tldr;smh won this year’s MainLine Creativity Award and garnered a lot of #fringebuzz for Emeç’s vivid and inventive style as she explores feminist fighter identity in Kurdistan. Click here for tickets.

Precinct is a hilarious long-form improv romp through the mean streets of Montreal’s Mile-End featuring a couple of tough talking beat cops solving crimes. Click here for tickets.

For one night only on October 7 Captain Aurora is back! If you missed out on both FRINGE runs, this is your chance! Click here for tickets.

Spring Awakening – Dawson College



The Dawson College students are presenting this classic controversial coming of age play that’s got everything to make all the parents of freshmen totally freak out! So go have a look at all the teenage stuff you wish you were doing at that age (am I just a square projecting onto this show? OK I might be projecting).

Spring Awakening runs from Wednesday October 4th to Saturday October 7th at 8pm. For more information and for tickets click here.



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

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.

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.



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.


What’s On is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org