Heads up for the Week of March 29-April 3, 2022

by Lynn on March 28, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Tuesday, March 29- April 17, 2022, 8:00 pm

At Crow’s Theatre


By George F. Walker

Featuring Christopher Allen, Shayla Brown, Kyle Gatehouse, Patrick McManus,

Michelle Mohammed, Eric Peterson, Paolo Santalucia, Shauna Thompson

Designed by Logan Raju Cracknell, Rick Sacks, Lorenzo Savoini, Ming Wong


March 29- April 24,  2022, 8:00 pm

At Tarragon Theatre, Mainspace


By Sean Dixon

Directed by Richard Rose

40,027 BCE (when the average human could count to five), a grief stricken Homo-Sapien couple adopts a Neanderthal child. But language separates parents and child only to then separate mother and father – how do we love when we can’t communicate?

With that, a mythic journey of danger and sacrifice ensues to connect to the Neanderthals and to protect the child at all costs.

A heroic tale of clashing cultures and how the bonds of family are truly formed.



Wednesday, March 30-April 2, 2022, 8:00 pm


March 30 -April 2, 2022


Written by: Anton Chekhov

Performed by: Susan Coyne, Nancy Palk, David Storch
Directed by: Rena Polley
Presented by The Chekhov Collective

March 30 – April 2, 2022 @ 8pm – 9:15pm

Tickets: $25

at The RED Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen Street East, Toronto

No other writer has evoked boredom, dreariness and ennui with such richly entertaining specificity as Anton Chekhov. 

The Darling by Anton Chekhov is presented by The Chekhov Collective as part of their Page to Stage: Theatrical Readings of literary works. 

In this short story, Chekhov gives us a glimpse into the unadorned ordinariness of Olenka Semyonovna, a young woman who blindly devotes herself to the men in her life, molding her personality to suite their interest and opinions. 

Considered one of his finest short stories, Leo Tolstoy compared The Darling’ to ‘a piece of lace’, like those woven by ‘old maids,’ who ‘put their whole life, all their dreams of happiness, into their lace.’ 

At first glimpse The Darling may seem slight, but a hundred years later critics continue to debate if Olenka is an object of ridicule, pity or admiration. 


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