Shalom Life | November 28, 2014

On the Stage

As summer nears an end, some of Toronto's hottest theatre productions are coming to a wrap as well. Here is a list of some must-see productions before it's back-to-school time.

By: Culture Staff

Published: September 1st, 2009 in Culture » Stage

On the Stage

As summer nears an end, some of Toronto’s hottest theatre festivals and plays are coming to a wrap as well. Here’s a list of some must-see productions before it’s back to school time.

The Tempest” at High Park - Until Sept. 6

The 27th Canadian Stage TD Dream in High Park presents its annual Shakespeare in the Park with the Shakespeare classic “The Tempest.” Directed by Sue Miner, “The Tempest” is set on an enchanted isle. This production features Dora Award-winning actress Karen Robinson.

For more information: www.canstage.com

The Entertainer” at the Shaw Festival - Until Sept. 30

This play is an exposé of 1950s postwar England, seen through the eyes of a music hall performer. The Joan Osborne play is being directed by Jackie Maxwell.

For more information: www.shawfest.com

Bartholomew Fair” at the Stratford Festival - Until Oct. 2

Bartholomew Fair is a place where anything can happen. It’s a place where fraudsters and pickpockets thrive and Ursula the pig-woman trades in more than one kind of flesh. This play by Ben Jonson is being directed by Antoni Cimolino, with music by Steven Page.

For more information: www.stratfordfestival.ca

Phèdre” at the Stratford Festival - Until Oct. 3

Phèdre, Queen of Athens, is consumed by a dark secret: an overwhelming passion for her stepson. She decides to make her feelings known when word comes that the King is dead. “Phèdre” has been adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker and is directed by Carey Perloff.

For more information: www.stratfordfestival.ca

Moon for the Misbegotten” at the Shaw Festival - Until Oct. 9

“Moon for the Misbegotten” is a bittersweet love story set in a dilapidated house in Connecticut where Josie Hogan and her father live off the land and struggle to survive. Written by Eugene O'Neill this love story is being directed by Joseph Ziegler and designed by Christina Poddubiuk.

For more information: www.shawfest.com

Albertine in Five Times” at the Shaw Festival - Until Oct. 10

Playwright Michel Tremblay takes his favourite character and puts her on stage with five versions of herself to talk to – five Albertines from ages 30 to 70. “Albertine in Five Times” is being directed by Micheline Chevrier with designer Teresa Prybylski.

For more information: www.shawfest.com

Seth Rogen Invites Millions of Twitter Fans to Get High With Him Seth Rogen Invites Millions of Twitter Fans to Get High With Him TrendingJewish Hall of Fame: Billy Joel Jewish Hall of Fame: Billy Joel TrendingLena Dunham Rocks Out to Hip Hop Song Named After Her [VIDEO] Lena Dunham Rocks Out to Hip Hop Song Named After Her [VIDEO] Trending
 

Startup Club: Leap Motion

November 27, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Startup Club: Leap Motion

With a wave of a hand, the company allows you to use your Mac or PC in a whole new way for games, design, and more

Read More

Breakthrough Jew - Mendy Pellin

November 27, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Breakthrough Jew - Mendy Pellin

Pellin was referred to by The New York Times as "Stephen Colbert with a beard and a black hat."

Read More

Top 20 Things to do in Israel During the Winter

November 27, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Top 20 Things to do in Israel During the Winter

Ski in the Hermon, watch the migratory birds, see the holiday lights, dance the lindy hop there's plenty of fun to heat up chilly days.

Read More

Natalie Portman to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic?

November 27, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Natalie Portman to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic?

The 'Thor' actress is in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle's upcoming film following the Apple co-founder.

Read More

Sarah Jessica Parker to Launch Shoe Line in Dubai

November 27, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sarah Jessica Parker to Launch Shoe Line in Dubai

The SJP Collection will be available at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdale's in Dubai.

Read More

Melissa Rivers Posts Thanksgiving Wishes From Mom Joan’s Account

November 27, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Melissa Rivers Posts Thanksgiving Wishes From Mom Joan’s Account

Rivers "finally figured out" her mom's Twitter password, takes the opportunity to wish her fans a Happy Thanksgiving.

Read More

Seth Rogen Invites Millions of Twitter Fans to Get High With Him

November 27, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Invites Millions of Twitter Fans to Get High With Him

'The Interview' star wants followers to "get baked" with him in Denver.

Read More

You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp

November 27, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp

The Auschwitz museum has unveiled a new virtual tour on its website

Read More

More Headlines