Heads up for the week of SEPT. 4-10, 2023

by Lynn on September 5, 2023

in The Passionate Playgoer

Heads up for the week of Sept. 4-10, 2023.


Aug. 25-Sept. 9, 2023.

Memorial Hall, Blyth Festival, Blyth, Ont.

Written and directed by Andrew Moodie

About Elijah McCoy, a child of run-away slaves. Who grew up to invent an engine that revolutionized train travel. “The Real McCoy” is a phrase associated with him.



Aug. 31-Sept. 10, 2023.

At the Five Points Theatre, Barrie, Ont.

Written by Trudee Romanek

About Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld a Canadian sports icon who represented Canada at the 1928 Olympics. Her family escaped the violence of Russia to the safety of Barrie, Ont. where Bobbie developed her passion for sports.



Sept. 6-10, 2023.

Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E, Toronto, Ont.

Written by Deborah Shaw

Directed by David Agro

About a woman with a terrible secret. Gripping, evocative.


Sept. 6-17, 2023.

At Factory Theatre, Toronto, Ont.

Sept. 6-17.

Written by Marie Beath Badian

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

Two teens meet on a porch and talk about their families and histories, accompanied by the music of a boombox.



Sept.6-23, 2023.

At the Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ont.

Written by Judith Thompson.

Directed by Murdoch Schon.

Queen Maeve is a searing, often hilarious piece of theatre featuring an ordinary woman in a drab nursing home who when triggered, transforms into Queen Maeve, Irish Warrior Queen, confronting her cherished grandson, her complicated, dramatic daughter, and an empathic, efficient P.S.W. just doing her job.

The play asks the questions: Is forgiveness ever impossible? Will we know when we need to make amends? Is it ever too late to find true empowerment?



Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, 2023

At the Studio Theatre, Stratford, Ont.

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Peter Pasyk

A group of courtly men swear to dedicate their lives to scholarly pursuits. Then a group of charming women change their minds, sort of.



Sept. 10, 2023, 7:00 pm one night only, a reading.

At the Assembly Theatre 1479 Queen St. W.

By George F. Walker

It’s a play about women dealing with and living with abusive men. Hard hitting, funny, and George F. Walker at the top of his game. The play has only had one production at the Kingston Fringe this summer. This is a chance to see it here in the reading which I hope leads to a production.

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