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theatre listings How to find a listing

Theatre listings are comprehensive and appear alphabetically by title. Opening plays begin this week, Previewing shows preview this week, One-Nighters are one-offs, and Continuing shows have already opened. Reviews are by Glenn Sumi (GS) and Jon Kaplan (JK). The rating system is as follows: NNNNN Standing ovation NNNN Sustained applause NNN Recommended, memorable scenes NN Seriously flawed N Get out the hook

ñ= Critics’ pick (highly recommended) How to place a listing

All listings are free. Send to: stage@nowtoronto.com, fax to 416-​364-​1166 or mail to Theatre,​NOW​Magazine,​189​Church,​ Toronto​M5B​1Y7. Include title, author, producer, brief synopsis, times, range of ticket prices (include stu/srs discounts and PWYC days), venue name and address and box office/info phone number. Listings may be edited for space. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm.

Opening ANNie by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin (Drayton Entertainment). The red-haired orphan seeks a place to call home in this musical. Opens Aug 15 and runs to Sep 1, Tue-Sat (see website for times). $40, previews $32, stu $20. Huron Country Playhouse, 70689 B Line, Grand Bend. 1-888-372-9866, draytonentertainment.com. The CloCkmAker by Stephen Massicotte (Thousand Islands Playhouse). A man is intrigued by a married woman who brings a broken clock to his shop. Opens Aug 10 and runs to Sep 8, Tue-Sun 8 pm, mat Fri-Sat 2:30 pm. $30-$32, stu/preview $16. Firehall Theatre, 185 South St, Gananoque. 1-866-3827020, 1000islandsplayhouse.com. The CruCible by Arthur Miller (Soulpepper). A small, devout Massachusetts town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft in 1692. Opens Aug 9 and runs to Sep 22, see website for schedule. $51-$68, stu $32; rush $22, stu $5. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca. elekTrA by Sophocles (Stratford Festival). Elektra and her brother seek vengeance on their mother and stepfather for the murder of their father in this Greek tragedy. Previews to Aug 10. Opens Aug 11, runs in rep to Sep 29. $49-$95, srs $35-$55, stu $15-$25. Tom Patterson Theatre, 111

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THE CORPSE BRIDE

AdApted by Niki LANdAu directed by pAuL LAmpert

AUG 30/8pm • SEPT 1/5pm • SEPT 2 /1pm

$25 in advance • for tickets call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Part of the ashkenaz festival • www.ashkenazfestival.com

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Lakeside, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca. heddA GAbler by Henrik Ibsen (Shaw Festival). A headstrong new bride wreaks havoc on all around her to keep her checkered past secret. Previews to Aug 9. Opens Aug 10 and runs in rep to Sep 29. $35-$90, stu mats $24. Court House Theatre, 26 Queen, Niagara-onthe-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com. heleN’s NeCklACe by Carole Fréchette (Shaw Festival). A visitor looks for her lost necklace in a Middle Eastern city scarred by a recent war. Previews to Aug 10. Opens Aug 11 and runs in rep to Aug 31. $50. Studio Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800511-7429, shawfest.com. i, GeorGe NepiA by Hone Kouka (Harbourfront Centre Planet IndigenUS/Woodland Cultural Centre/Tawata Productions). A Maori New Zealander rises from humble beginnings to become a rugby superstar. Aug 11-12, Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $30. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/ planetindigenus. JACob Two-Two meeTs The hooded FANG by Mordecai Richler (Theatre by the Bay). A boy struggles to be heard in this musical adaptation of Richler’s classic book. Opens Aug 11 and runs to Aug 25, Mon-Sat 10:30 am, MonTue and Thu-Fri 2 pm. $15, stu/srs $10. Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop W, Barrie. 705-735-9243, theatrebythebay.com. JohNNy ANd JuNe by Colin Stewart and Chris McHarge (Drayton Entertainment). This musical revue pays tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. Opens Aug 15 and runs to Sep 1, Tue-Sat (see website for times). $40, previews iN A dArk dArk house by Neil LaBute (Unit $32, stu $20. Playhouse II, 70689 B Line, Grand 102 Actors Company). Two estranged brothBend. draytonentertainment.com. ers reunite and confront the abuse in their mAry, mAry by Jean Kerr (Classic Theatre Fespast and how to overcome it. Previews Aug tival). A recently divorced couple are forced to 9-11. Runs to Sep 1, Thu and Sat 8 pm (except spend the night together in this comedy. PreAug 18), Aug 17 at 8 pm, mats Aug 18 and 26 views Aug 10-11. Opens Aug 11 and runs to at 2 pm. $20. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. Sep 2, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun and Wed 2 unit102tix@gmail.com. pm. $21-$30. Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria, sT. FrANCis oF millbrook by Sky Gilbert (4th Perth. 1-877-283-1283, classictheatre.ca. Line Theatre). A farm boy’s interests worry The melville boys by Norm Foster (Drayton his parents in this coming-of-age story about Entertainment). Two brothers’ plans for a growing up gay in rural Ontario. Previews guys getaway change when they meet two Aug 13-14. Opens Aug 18 and runs to Sep 1, sisters in this comedy. Opens Aug 15 and runs Mon-Sat 6 pm. $26-$30, preview $20, opento Sep 1, Tue-Sat (see website for times). $40, ing night $40. Winslow Farm, 779 Zion Line, previews $32, stu $20. Drayton Festival TheMillbrook. 1-800-814-0055, 4thlinetheatre. atre, 33 Wellington S, Drayton. 1-888-372on.ca. 9866, draytonentertainment.com. Two GeNTs (Shakespeare in the Ruff). This The merry wives oF wiNdsor by William outdoor performance features the comShakespeare (Theatre by the Bay). Two marpany’s adaptation of The Two Gentlemen Of ried women turn the tables on their would-be Verona, with a new ending that empowers seducer in this comedy. Opens Aug 10 and the female leads. Previews Aug 15. Runs to runs to Aug 26, Tue-Sat 8 pm (see website for Sep 2, Wed-Sun 7:30 pm. Pwyc ($15 sugg). other times). $29, stu/srs $26. Mady Centre Withrow Park, 725 Logan. shakespearefor the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop W, Barrie. intheruff.com. 705-735-9243, theatrebythebay.com. Nobody’s perFeCT by Simon Williams (Century Church Theatre). A man writing under a female pseudonym wins a prize for women reTurN To your rooTs burlesque bruNCh authors in this comedy. Opens Aug 15 and (Great Canadian Burlesque). The troupe preruns to Aug 26, see website for schedule. $27, sents an afternoon revue with Dolly Berlin, mat $23. 72 Trafalgar, Hillsburgh. 519-855Karen Juanita, Frenchie Fatale and others. 4586, centurychurchtheatre.com. Aug 12 at 1 pm. $15. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 oleANNA by David Mamet (Unit 102 Actors aug 8 – sept 1 atstruggle unit 102ensues theatre, 376a dufferin ave W. greatcanadianburlesque.com. Queen Company). A power when tickets: unit102tix@gmail.com, info: www.unit102theatre.com

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Ashkenaz presents Theatre Panik’s darkly comedic spin on shtetl folklore. A young groom accidentally weds himself to a Corpse Bride in this piece of cutting-edge new Jewish theatre.

Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

female student accuses a professor of sexual harassment. Previews to Aug 10. Opens Aug 15 and runs to Aug 31, Fri and Wed 8 pm (except Aug 17), Aug 18 at 8 pm, mats Aug 19 and 25 at 2 pm. $20. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. unit102tix@gmail.com. plANeT iNdiGeNus oFFsiTe (Harbourfront Centre/Brant Historical Society). Events include Invisible Stories, performance-based art walks with Falen Johnson and a performance of her play Salt Baby. Aug 14-16, see website for schedule. Free. Brant Museum & Archives, 57 Charlotte, Brantford. harbourfrontcentre.com/planetindigenus. rum ruNNers by Derek Ritschel and Steve Thomas (Lighthouse Festival Theatre). This musical comedy features local history, songs and legendsabout the Prohibition-era Lake Erie bootlegging trade. Opens Aug 9 and runs to Aug 25, see website for schedule. $27-$33. 247 Main, Port Dover. lighthousetheatre.com. sTorm wArNiNG by Norm Foster (Port Stanley Festival Theatre). A quiet war vet meets a brash music writer in 50s northern Ontario in this romantic comedy. Opens Aug 15 and runs to Sep 8, see website for schedule. $30, preview/mat $27, stu $14. 302 Bridge, Port Stanley. 1-855-782-4353, portstanleytheatre.ca. summerworks (SummerWorks). The annual juried festival returns with works by Outside the March, Ecce Homo, 2b theatre company, Birdtown and Swanville, lemonTree Creations and others, plus live music, performance art and more (see story, page 29). Opens Aug 9 and runs to Aug 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $40-$120. Various venues, Bathurst and Queen W area. 416-504-7529, summerworks.ca.

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