|September 16, 2019||Filled under Events||
Where: Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue
When: September 22 – October 13, 2019, Opening night September 25
Cost: Regular ticket price $47.50 – $55.50 (plus HST), previews $25 (plus HST). Rush and Arts Worker prices also available. To purchase tickets, please visit coalminetheatre.com/tickets
Details: Coal Mine Theatre kicks off its powerhouse Season Six with a tremendous modern Scottish classic. A slight departure from its regular programming, the world-renowned Knives in Hens by David Harrower takes the audience on a sensual journey into the world of a young woman grappling to find her freedom and power through language. Directed by Dora-Nominated Leora Morris, the show features a phenomenal cast of Coal Mine Theatre’s Co-Chief Engineer Diana Bentley and, both making their Coal Mine debuts, multi-award-winning Canadian actors Jim Mezon and Jonathon Young.
The production is a complex fable of awakening consciousness, set in a rural community in a pre-industrial era. We meet a character simply known as Young Woman, bound to a village ploughman called Pony William. Like everyone else in this God-fearing village she has learned to both hate and fear the local miller. But upon meeting, she finds him a source of empowerment and emotional release – and thus is enabled to escape her husband and her long-repressed identity and truth.
Knives in Hens premiered at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre in June 1995 and is widely acknowledged as a modern Scottish classic. It has played in over 30 countries and won the Theater Heute Best Foreign Play, Critics Award, in 1998.
David Harrower (Playwright) is one of Scotland’s most well-known, modern playwrights. Select writing credits include Kill the Old, Torture their Young (1998), Presence (2001), Dark Earth (2003), and Blackbird (2005). Knives in Hens (1995) was Harrower’s first play and an instant classic, becoming one of the most performed Scottish plays of all time.
|August 28, 2019||Events|
Where: Comedy Bar (Cabaret Space), 945 Bloor St W When: September 4, 2019, 8pm Cost: Tickets $15 – 10% of total proceeds go to Distress Centres of Greater Toronto. Tickets can be purchased online at comedybar.ca/show Details: There are wonderful people in this world who grew up with the perfect amount of emotional nurturance, […] more
|August 27, 2019||Events|
Where: Various locations throughout Toronto When: September 4-20, 2019 Cost: Various prices and festival passes ($85) are available at www.eventbrite.ca. Details: The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) is now in its fourteenth year and the theme is “A New Day” for Caribbean and Diaspora filmmakers to share their stories with the world. CTFF 2019 will […] more
|August 2, 2019||Food & Drink|
Looking for a fun way to incorporate healthier foods while keeping the kids engaged and entertained this long weekend. Get their creative juices flowing with Hot Dog Art featuring vegetables and fruits along with Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs! Here’s our favourite food art recipe idea courtesy of Maple Leaf Foods: Hotdog Car Ingredients: 1 […] more
|July 24, 2019||Events|
Where: Monument National, 1182, Boul. St-Laurent in Montreal When: July 27, 2019 @ 7pm Cost: Tickets are $31.79 and can be purchased at www.hahaha.com/en/show/new-faces-canada Details: Just For Laughs recently announced the line-up for the 2019 New Faces: Canada showcase on July 26, 2019 in Montreal. Toronto-based comedian Cassie Cao has been selected to perform at […] more