Heads up for the week of Nov. 1-7, 2021.

by Lynn on November 3, 2021

in The Passionate Playgoer

Wednesday, November 3-Dec. 12,  2021. 8: 25 pm

From Soulpepper

Draw Me Close by Jordan Tannahill

Immersive live theatre experience.


After captivating imaginations around the globe, this pioneering work makes its Canadian Premiere.

Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality, and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son charting twenty-five years of love, learning, and loss. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the performance allows the audience member to take the part of the protagonist, Jordan, inside a live, animated world.


Thursday, November 4-6 2021.

Emma Rice:

Wise Children’s “Wuthering Heights” (Nov. 4-6)

Streaming. Note the time change from Britain.

Thursday, Nov. 4-14, 2021

The Spectators’ Odyssey

From TOlive.

This unique show consists of two distinct experiences – Blue and Red:


Inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey, in this journey you will embark upon a multidisciplinary voyage across art forms including radio documentary, dance, playwriting, poetry, virtual reality filmmaking, and augmented immersive concerts. Travel through the backstage of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and make choices that will influence the narrative you experience. 


Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, in this journey you will lose yourself in an underworld hidden among the real-life streets of Toronto and the St. Lawrence Market at night. Visit a world suspended between ancient and contemporary, sacred and profane, and experience close encounters with your inner mysteries and the ones of those around you. 

Please be advised:

• This piece contains explicit language and mature themes.

• At times, during the piece, there are intense flashing lights, those with photosensitivity, are advised.

• During certain sections of the piece, audiences may find themselves in dark and/or small spaces

• As this work is interactive, you may come close to an actor. Please do not actively touch the actors. They will also not actively or intentionally touch you.

Please note that audience members will be on their feet throughout the event and will need to move through a variety of spaces. It may not be possible to accommodate all accessibility needs, and those with questions about accessibility should contact us as soon as possible.

The Spectators’ Odyssey – o dell ’Inferno will be performed with timed entry. Groups of 8 will begin their voyage every 15 minutes for one of two different journeys,

each approximately one hour. Audience can choose to do journey A or B or both.

Tuesday, Nov 2, 7PM – 10PM

Wednesday, Nov 3, 7PM – 10PM

Thursday, Nov 4, 7PM – 10PM

Friday, Nov 5, 7PM – 10PM

Saturday, Nov 6, 7PM – 10PM

Sunday, Nov 7, 1PM – 4PM & 6PM – 9PM

Wednesday, Nov 10, 7PM – 10PM

Thursday, Nov 11, 7PM – 10PM

Friday, Nov 12, 7PM – 10PM

Saturday, Nov 13, 7PM – 10PM

Sunday, Nov 14, 1PM – 4PM & 6PM – 9PM

TICKETS: $50 per journey or combined ticket of $75 for both.

Tickets are available online at www.tolive.com, by phone at 416-366-7723 & 1-800-708-6754, or by email at boxoffice@tolive.com.

TO Live box office phone and email support operates 1pm – 6pm Monday to Friday. On-line sales operate 24 hours per day

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2021. 8:00 pm

Theatre Gargantua presents;

Live and in person:


NOVEMBER 3RD – 14TH, 2021

Emerging from a global state of isolation and uncertainty, Gargantua presents a vital exploration of hope: A Tonic for Desperate Times.  This world premiere, two years in the making, investigates our instinct for optimism, and the surprising places hope can be found — in the fractal patterns of nature, the swing of a pendulum, the murmuration of starlings in flight.  Merging dynamic physical movement with sound and video installations, this live and in-person performance is at the forefront of Toronto’s return to theatres.

Premiering in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant west end at Historic St. Anne’s Parish Hall, A Tonic for Desperate Times is a communal experience of resilience and courage. A balm for injured souls.


Performances run November 3rd to 14th, 2021 at Historic St. Anne’s Parish Hall (651 Dufferin Street).

A Tonic for Desperate Times (Preview)Wednesday November 3, 2021 – 08:00 PM EDT

SelectA Tonic for Desperate Times (Preview)Thursday November 4, 2021 – 08:00 PM EDT

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Saturday, November 6, 2021. 2:00 pm

Streaming for free:

From the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn.

Free Video-on-demand available

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