There are so many cool things happening this month which I unfortunately won’t be able to make it to. If you check out any of these productions, leave me a comment with your own review!
AT THE BEGINNING OF TIME – Centaur Theatre
Centaur Theatre announces At the Beginning of Time, an autobiographical story of a gay man in his late 50’s who thought his life was settled only to be thrown into a new world where he has to reimagine everything. This is Steve Galluccio’s most personal play since Mambo Italiano.
Feb 21 – March 12
Centaur Theatre (453 St. Francois-Xavier. Montreal)
COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! – The Assembly Theatre
Each installment plucks a comic book from all eras of graphic fiction history, chosen by series host, Assembly alumni and all around comic fanboy Luis Fernandes (Therac 25, The Assembly Theatre; Tough Jews, Dora Award nomination – Outstanding Ensemble) and gives it a high-energy dramatic reading by some of Torontoʼs finest live performers! Audience is encouraged to bring a copy of the book (or buy it at the pop-up comic shop in our lobby courtesy of our outstanding sponsor WEST END COMICS ) and read along with us!
Snikt!! For our FIRST EVER installment we will be reading 90’s Marvel masterpiece X-men #1 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. Bring a copy (or buy one at the show) and let’s get ‘er done, Bub! (Don’t worry, the show can be enjoyed sans comic…but for the full experience, grab a copy! Visit your local comic shop, hit a library, or buy one at the show!)
March 3 and 4
The Assembly Theatre – 1479 Queen Street West
MAHABHARATA – Shaw Festival and Why Not Theatre
WORLD PREMIERE. Presented in conjunction with Toronto’s innovative Why Not Theatre, Mahabharata (pronounced “Ma-ha-BAR-ah-tha”) is a contemporary take on a Sanskrit epic that is more than four thousand years old and foundational to Indian culture. This gripping story of a family feud is an exploration of profound philosophical and spiritual ideas. Mahabharata is a visually stunning spectacle presented in two parts that takes audiences on a journey through the past in order to write a thrilling new future.
February 28 – March 26
Festival Theatre – 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake