Playlistings in Toronto for the Week of May 9th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 9th

Summer is nearly here, and we’ve got a rush of new shows opening in the city this week, from Western epics and classic comedies! This week, Lin is here to outline what shows she’s most excited about in red!

The Summoned by Fabrizio Filippo (Tarragon Theatre). The friends and family of a billionaire tech visionary gather for the reading of his will. Previews from Apr 20, opens Apr 27 and runs to May 29, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2:30 pm (see website for Wed & Sat mats). $28-$60, srs $45-$49, stu $29, rush $15. MainSpace. Show Info.

Iceland by Nicholas Billon (Why Not Theatre). Set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. Opens Apr 25 and runs to May 14, see website for schedule. $20-$30. Show Info.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg (YPT). A tornado takes Dorothy and her dog on a fantastical journey in this classic family musical. Opens Apr 4 and runs to May 15, see website for details. $10-$45. Show Info.

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín (Soulpepper Theatre). This solo play re-imagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Opens May 6 and runs to Jun 18, see website for schedule. $25-$60. Show Info.

Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig (Village Players). A golf tournament and romantic entanglements stress out a country club president in this classic farce. Apr 22 to May 14, Thu-Sat 8 pm (and Apr 27), Sun 2 pm. $18-$22. Show Info.

Le Placard (The Closet) by Francis Veber (Théâtre français de Toronto). A man “comes out” in order to save his job in this comedy. French w/ some English surtitled performances. Previews May 11-12, opens May 13 and runs to May 29, see website for details. Show Info.

Sears Ontario Drama Festival Provincial Showcase. Sears Ontario Drama Festival presents the top 12 productions from secondary schools from around the province. May 11-14, Wed-Sat 7 pm. $20, stu $12. Show Info.

Suddenly Mommy! Anne Marie Scheffler performs her solo comedy about motherhood. May 11 at 8 pm. $25. Show Info.

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon (Soulpepper Theatre). A neat freak and his sloppy roommate try to coexist in a small apartment in this comedy. May 5-Jun 11, see website for schedule. $32-$94. Show Info.


Vote For Women (And Other Lies) (Empty Box Theatre Company). Six women search for the women’s right to vote in Canada in this work-in-progress staging of a collectively created devised comedy. Opens May 7 and runs to May 14. Fri-Sun 8 pm, mat May 14 at 2 pm. $11-$15, mat pwyc. Show Info.

#THEDONNELLYPROJECT. Tarragon Theatre, Scarborough Arts, Agincourt C.I., R.H. King Academy and the University of Toronto Scarborough present a collaborative theatre event. Kat Sandler’s new adaptation of James Reaney’s Sticks And Stones: The Donnellys Part I will be performed in the park (rain or shine). May 14 at 2 pm. Free. Show Info.

Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings