Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of August 27th, 2018

Live theatre in Toronto for the week of August 27 2018. With summer beginning to wind down, it’s time to make the most of the remaining season by catching one of the stellar shows performing around the city! Our editor Samantha is here with her picks in red to help you get started.

Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre

SHE THE PEOPLE. Second City. She The People is a sketch show created by women that gleefully roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. Opens Aug 9 and runs to Nov 25, Thu-Fri 10 pm, Sat-Sun 4:30 pm. $25. Show Info.

BED AND BREAKFAST. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. by Mark Crawford (Soulpepper). A Toronto man and his partner try to run a B&B in small-town Ontario. Previews from Aug 11, opens Aug 16 and runs to Sep 8, see website for times. $32-$96. Show Info.

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SISTERS. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Soulpepper Theatre presents a play by Rosamund Small, based on the Edith Wharton novel Bunner Sisters. The powerful bonds of sisterhood are put to the test by a handsome visitor. Previews from Aug 23, opens Aug 29 and runs to Sep 16, see website for times. $32-$96. Show Info.

PORTIA’S JULIUS CAESAR. Withrow Park (725 Logan, Toronto, ON M4K 3B9). Shakespeare in the Ruff presents a radical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic. Reframed to explore the agency of women in Ancient Rome, creator Kaitlyn Riordan introduces new voices using iambic pentameter to follow themes of female friendship, fertility and the silencing of women. Opens Aug 16 and runs to Sep 3, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm (and Labour Day, Sep 3). Pwyc ($20 suggested). Show Info.

CANADIAN STAGE SHAKESPEARE IN HIGH PARK: ROMEO AND JULIET. High Park. Canadian Stage and the York University Dept of Theatre present the outdoor theatre in the park, now in its 36th season. The classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers is staged outdoors. Previews from Jun 28, opens Jul 12 and runs to Sep 1, Tue, Thu, Sat 8 pm. Pwyc, $25 adv reserved seating. In the Amphitheatre. Show Info.

POMEGRANATE GARDEN: AN EVENING OF CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE AND MUSIC. Noor Cultural Centre. Traditional and contemporary music and dances of Central Asia, including those of Kazakh, Afghan, Persian and Tajik heritages with Akmaral Kainazarova and artists of Torontos Ensemble Topaz. 7 pm. $20-$25.  Show Info. 

CIRCLE GAME: A CABARET. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Created by Maya Jenkins. What’s the difference between a story and a memory? This intergenerational project takes a group of young musicians on a trip back to 1960 in an attempt to connect with a generation that they don’t quite understand…Featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Beatles and many more. Aug 30 at 9 pm. $15, stu $10.
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HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT. Artscape Wychwood Barns. We Are Here Productions presents a concert version of the play based on the 80s film to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association. Aug 31-Sep 2 at 8 pm. $30. In the Wychwood Theatre. Show Info.

SALOMÉ: WOMAN OF VALOR. Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Ashkenaz Festival presents a spoken-word opera by Frank London and Adeena Karasick. This powerful work of new Jewish art re-inserts Salomé into her rightful place in Jewish history as a powerful revolutionary matriarch. Sep 2 at 6 pm. $36, adv $30. Show Info.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW. Al Green Theatre. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories! Show Info.

Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.