Revised: Heads Up for the week of April 18-April 24, 2022

by Lynn on April 17, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Tuesday, April 19-23,  2022 7:30 pm

At Talk Is Free Theatre, Barrie, Ont.

Five Points Theatre


Graphic by Michael Torontow
Graphic by Michael Torontow


Written by Sarah Ruhl

Based on the Novel by Virginia Woolf

Created by Merlin Simard and Raven John


Based on the Virginia Woolf novel, this is the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.

–Sarah Ruhl

back to WHAT’S ON


April 15-23, 2022


Five Points Theatre

1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Approximately 70 minutes


Orlando is being presented in Virtual Reality. Audience members will be required to wear an Oculus Quest VR headset for the duration of the performance, and we cannot guarantee that you will leave with the same hairstyle with which you arrived.

Orlando is an immersive, interactive, community experience designed for small audiences, and we can’t wait to see you. Since portions of the production directly depend on your presence, we ask those who book tickets to make use of the Free Admission Policy outlined below and inform us if you are unable to attend your scheduled performance.


Friday, April 15, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 21., 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 22, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.


Free Admission

Tuesday, April 19, 2022,

Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto


Video Thumbnail: Jake Epstein.
APRIL 19 – MAY 8
260 King Street West, Toronto
★★★★★ Cabaret of the highest calibre!”
This is excellent musical theatre storytelling by a performer with natural star power. Jake Epstein’s Boy Falls from the Sky is from the first moment engaging and fun, his presence electric and yet relaxed, his timing perfection and the laughs strongly rooted in self-deprecating honesty. I loved this show!”
The show Epstein has crafted with director Robert McQueen is pitch-perfect!”

Tuesday, April 19-30, 2022.

Grand Theatre, London, Ont.




Book by Matt Murray
Music by Colleen Dauncey
Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal
Directed by Dennis Garnhum

April 19 to April 30, 2022
Opening Night April 22
Spriet Stage

Running Time: 120 minutes

Age Recommendation: 12+

Advisories: This production depicts scenes of recreational cannabis use and coarse language

Title Sponsor
Michael & Stephanie McDonald
Hospitality Sponsor

“Wherever you go, I will go.”

The Story

GROW follows Amish twins, Hannah and Ruth, as they leave the comfort of their sheltered community to explore the modern world for the first time. After arriving in Toronto, their plans quickly go up in smoke and they wind up crashing with a down-on-his-luck, illegal cannabis dealer. Their sisterhood is tested when the creation of the “world’s greatest weed” launches one of the twins to astronomical heights.

Packed with soaring songs, big laughs, and unforgettable characters, this brand-new musical comedy examines the bonds of family, the value of community, and the choices we make in order to grow

Wednesday, April 20- May 1, 2022

At Harbourfront Centre.

CoMotion Festival Brings Deaf and Disabled-led Theatre

Curated by Alex Bulmer, named one of the most influential disabled artists by UK’s Power Magazine, with over 30 professional years of experience across theatre, film, radio and education, CoMotion Festival runs April 20 – May 1, 2022.

Theatre kicks off with influential Canadian Deaf performance artist Chris Dodd. His poignant tragicomedy Deafy, blending ASL, the spoken word and surtitles, reflects on the experiences of a Deaf person existing in a hearing world to ask essential questions about community and belonging. Catch its anticipated first run at Harbourfront Centre Theatre from April 22–23, 2022.


Thursday, April 21-May 1, 2022. Check times    


Theatre Passe Muraille

“1184” runs April 21-May 1 at Theatre Passe Muraille. 
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A co-production by Phoenix Arts and Aga Khan Museum.
Toronto—ON. April 21-May 1, 2022 at Theatre Passe Muraille.

Phoenix Arts and Aga Khan Museum are excited to announce the world premiere of 1184, a historical retelling of the cusp of the fall of the Muslim Empire in Andalusia. This fall occurs after 500 years of Convivencia or coexistence between Muslims, Christians, and the Jewish people.
What lessons can we learn as we embark upon a journey through our Medieval past? Can peoples from these three major Abrahamic religions truly coexist? Join us as we welcome you to 12th century Andalusia!

Event: 1184
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto)
Dates: April 20 (previews), April 21 (opening) through to May 1.
Times: 1pm (April 20 & 26), 2pm (April 23, 24, 30), 7:30pm (April 20-23 & 27-30), 12pm (May 1).
Duration: 120 minutes plus intermission.

Previews & Students, Seniors, Accessibility, Arts Workers: $12.50.
General admission: $25.
All prices + HST & applicable service charges.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, April 21-May 1, 8:00 pm

Italian Mime Suicide

Theatre Centre, Toronto, Ont.

Italian Mime Suicide

Produced by Bad New Days

Bad New Days brings Italian Mime Suicide to The Theatre Centre after a critically acclaimed, smash-hit run in Montreal, earning a “Top Ten Shows of 2021” by the Montreal Gazette.

Italian Mime Suicide is loosely based on the true story of an Italian mime who, in 2003, committed suicide claiming no one appreciated his art. With an imagistic aesthetic reminiscent of the kitsch iconography of clowns, mimes and world-weary circus acrobats, Italian Mime Suicide sensitively explores the levity within tragedy, creating a funny, poetic meditation on melancholy, the acceptance of failure and the usefulness of art in troubled times.

Italian Mime Suicide marks Bad New Days’ return to Toronto stages to ask why do we make art, why is it important, and why now?

Italian Mime Suicide features four marvellous mimes accompanied by a turntable musician who fuses jazz, electro and traditional polyphonic singing. Through different vignettes, always funny, sad and touching at the same time, the characters depict what could have caused the despair of this mime and pushed him to end his life. […] isn’t that precisely the magic of mime? To offer only poetry and beauty, even if it is a question of interpreting the greatest tragedies…?” –Sophie Jama,


Directed by Adam Paolozza & Kari Pederson
Dramaturgy by Kari Pederson
Text by Adam Paolozza
Creative Producer Victor Pokinko
Assistant Producer Madeline Disera

Original music composed by Arif Mirabdolbaghi & performed by SlowPitchSound (aka Cheldon Paterson)
Featuring Rob FeethamNicholas Eddie Adam Paolozza
Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit
Costumes, set & projections by Evgenia Mikhaylova, based on original designs by Allie Marshall (costume) & Anahita Dehbonehie (set & projections)


Tickets are $15-60; A limited number of PWYCA tickets, for any price, available in cash at the door each night.


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Thursday, April 21 – 8 pm (Preview)

Saturday, April 23 – 8 pm (Opening)

Sunday, April 24 – 3 pm

Tuesday, April 26 – 8 pm

Wednesday, April 27 – 8 pm

Thursday, April 28 – 8 pm

Friday, April 29 – 8 pm

Saturday, April 30 – 3 pm

Saturday, April 30 – 8 pm

Sunday, May 1 – 3 pm

This performance is 1 hour

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