Heads Up for the Week of Jan. 8-14, 2024

by Lynn on January 8, 2024

in The Passionate Playgoer

Heads Up For the Week of Jan. 8-14, 2024

Jan. 11-20, 2024

The Greenhouse Festival

Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ont.

This is a Tarragon Theatre Festival of works-in-development, instillations, and collectives. This is the Festival’s second year. Last year the entire Tarragon Theatre building was chockablock with theatre activity. This year is packed with plays, installations, works from collectives all of which will prick your imagination. Check the website for tickets, deals, timetables and schedules.


Jan 12- 21, 2024


At VideoCabaret, 10 Busy Street, Toronto, Ont.

By Heiner Muller

Directed by Harri Thomas

A play by: Heiner Muller Translated by: Marc Von Henning


A play by: Heiner Muller
Translated by: Marc Von Henning

An Other Hearts production
in association with VideoCabaret

Who will you be, and who will you be with, after the end?

Quartet is a play written by Heiner Muller, inspired by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ Liasons Dangereuse. In a space that is equal parts “a drawing room before the French Revolution/ an air raid shelter after WWIII”, two people remain: the Marquise de Merteuil (M) and the Vicomte de Valmont (V).  

January 10-27, 2024

Uncle Vanya

Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton, Ont.


Written by: Anton Chekhov
Directed by: Chris Abraham
Adapted by: Liisa Repo-Martell

A modern adaptation and dazzling cast breathe new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece. In the waning days of Czarist Russia, Vanya and his niece, Sonya, toil ceaselessly to run their family estate. After retiring, Sonya’s father, a celebrated professor, returns to the estate with his young, glamourous wife. When he announces his plans to sell the land and evict them all, passions explode and lives come undone.

Note: This is the Crow’s Theatre production that played in Toronto last year but this time with a change in the staging configuration. Instead of being in the round, as it was last year, this year director Chris Abraham is directing it for a proscenium stage. For the Hamilton run Liisa Repo-Martell will be playing Sonya.

The production will then play the CAA Theatre in Toronto, Feb. 2-25, 2024, again in a proscenium theatre. For the Toronto run, Bahia Watson will be reprising her role as Sonya.


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