Heads up for the week of May 16-22

by Lynn on May 17, 2022

in The Passionate Playgoer

Continuing this week:

Tuesday, May 17-June-12, 2022.

Tarragon Theatre,

The Herd.

by Kenneth T. Williams



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A Tarragon Theatre presentation, in association with Citadel Theatre and NAC Indigenous Theatre of a Tarragon Theatre/Persephone Theatre Commission.

When twin white bison are born into a First Nation herd, an ambitious blog reporter posts it and the story goes viral. Is this a miracle in the spiritual life of a Saskatchewan First Nation or a one in a billion scientific event? Is this a prophecy coming true or laboratory gene doctoring?

Culture, science and politics collide when a media circus and a ‘new age mob’ descend on the herd to witness a sacred prophecy and the scientific goal to achieve 100% pure-bred Bison. Torn between honouring Indigenous traditions, scientific truth and economic necessity, one Indigenous scientist battles to keep her ethics intact and her herd alive.

Wednesday, May 18-22, 2022

Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Lesson in Forgetting

Produced by Pleiades Theatre Company

A couple trapped. The man is recovering from a severe brain injury and only remembers how much he loves his wife. She loves him, but wishes he could forget how much he loves her so she can live her own life.


May 19-October, 2022.

The Shaw Festival:

Damn Yankees


Too True To Be Good


Thursday, May 19–29, 2022.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Distant Early Warning (from Pearl Harbour)

  > > >  Sneak peek trailer!!  > > >    “Just because the world ended, doesn’t mean the work stops.” Check out this NEW glimpse into Pearle’s apocalyptic romance! Distant Early Warning premieres THIS WEEK at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, and runs May 19-29.        DISTANT EARLY WARNING > TICKETS HERE

Friday, May 20-22, 2022

Harbourfront Centre

Sky Dancers

A’nó:wara Dance Theatre


This stunning dance piece explores the devastating impacts of the Quebec Bridge disaster of 1907 and the generational connections between communities who ultimately persevere amid tragedy. 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Junior Festival at Harbourfront.

May 21–23, 2022

JUNIOR, Toronto’s international children’s festival, is Harbourfront Centre’s multidisciplinary festival for children ages 4–14. Through theatre, dance, music and art, JUNIOR explores what it means to be connected to each other and the community around us – at a time when personal connection has never seemed more important. 

It’s a terrific Festival for kids. You would think they would co-ordinate with the WEE Festival that will play May 28-June 12. Only makes sense.

Co-curated by Mary Francis Moore and Nathalie Bonjour.

Supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Icelandair, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, and NEXT Magazine

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