Heads Up for the Week of Feb. 28-March 6, 2022

by Lynn on February 27, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Tues. March 1-12, 2022, 7:30 pm

Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton, Ont). Live and in person

Made In Italy

Created and performed by Farren Timoteo

Directed by Daryl Cloran.

Francesco Martini is a second-generation Italian teen in Jasper, Alberta who is sick of standing out and being different. This sweet, moving show illuminates the lengths that Francesco will go to to fit in. Dealing with his proud Italian father is another matter.


Tues. March 1-20, 2022, 7:30 pm

At the Streetcar Crowsnest (Carlaw and Dundas) Live and in person


Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by André Sills

An ambitious group of young editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine vie for a starry life of feature articles and book deals, all while the internet is completely upending their industry. When an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment. (Warning: excessive miss-use of the word “like” is used. Jacobs-Jenkins is brilliant at capturing the dialogue of his characters.)

An ARC Production in association with Crow’s Theatre.


Thurs. March 3 and 5, 2022, 7:30 pm

Harbourfront Centre

Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, Harbourfront Centre will make its highly anticipated return to live performing arts on March 3 & 5, 2022, with the Canadian premiere of L-E-V’s visceral new work Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart.

The work, choreographed by Co-Artistic Director of Israel’s L-E-V Sharon Eyal, will open Harbourfront Centre’s international contemporary dance series, Torque.

Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart is an intoxicating and heart wrenching examination of love and loss, and the beauty that comes when life unfolds in new and wonderful ways.

Stunning costumes designed by Christian Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri to look like full-body tattoos, emblazoned with one bright red, bleeding heart, amplify the work’s intense sensuality and expressive movement.

Thurs. March 3-12, 2022, at 7:30 pm

Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton, Ont)

Pat & Skee

Written and Performed by Sky Gilbert

Sky Gilbert–playwright, novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, professor, drag queen and Hamilton resident– is a ‘child of divorce’. Pat & Skee is an homage to his parents – who did their best to raise him despite all the unpleasantness.


Thurs. March 3- 13, 2022 various times. Live and in person

Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville, Ont.

Things My Fore Sisters Saw

Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy

In this one-woman play, you will meet four women of African Descent who affected change in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who was said to have burned down “half” of Montreal from whom we have the first slave narrative in North America; Rose Fortune, the first “policewoman” in North America who helped “freedom seekers” settle in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia; Mary-Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper, amongst other things; and Viola Desmond who refused to give up a seat to segregation well before the celebrated Rosa Parks and who was recently named as the new face of the Canadian $10 bill


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