Here are a few highly recommends opening this week:
Modern Times Stage Company presents
by Peter Farbridge & Soheil Parsa
NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 4, 2011
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)
Call the Buddies Box Office @ 416-975-8555 to get your tickets today!
Forbidden thoughts…forbidden words… forbidden deeds…
Hallaj tells the story of the legendary 10th century Sufi mystic, Mansur al-Hallaj, whose poetry and teachings inspired the love of his people and the wrath of the religious orthodoxy. In the current age of political and social upheaval in the Middle East, Hallaj offers a powerful message of compassion from a culture so often perceived as “other”. Hallaj marks Modern Times Stage Company’s return to Buddies for the first time since their stunning production of Macbeth in 1995.
Young People’s Theatre presents
WOULD YOU SAY THE NAME OF THIS PLAY?*
Written by Berend McKenzie
NOV. 21 – DEC. 3, 2011
YPT STUDIO (165 Front Street East)
Tickets $15 – $20
Contact YPT Box Office 416.862.2222 or order online @ www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
In a series of stories based on his life, actor-writer Berend McKenzie presents his one-man show about Buddy, a boy growing up both black and gay, who is the target of taunts and marginalization. Buddy fluctuates between being an outcast, a rebel, a dropout and a survivor. Ultimately, he finds the power to face down the two very different, wounding words that affected his life. Would you say the name of his play, *nggrfg?
by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Theatre Centre (100-1087 Queen St. West)
Nov.22 – Dec. 4, 2011
For Tickets: 416.538.0988 and Group Sales: 416.463.8444
The 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning play, set in a rundown New York apartment tells the story of two grown brothers as they work through their past, present, and possible futures. The play, which represents contemporary reality as a dog-eat-dog world, dramatizes race as a contradiction between dreams of a possible life and the present which is as dangerous as it is illusory.