|October 20, 2016||Filled under Events||
“What does it mean to be a good person? Do you think we value the same things in life? Was I well behaved as a child? What about me do you not understand? Do you need to be tough to survive?”
Where: 918 Bathurst Street
When: October 26-30, 2016
Cost: All Regular Tickets $20; Youth/Student/Senior/Arts Worker/Group10+ $15 prices do not include applicable service charges. To purchase tickets www.universe.com
Details: Performative reality theatre that erases the line between public and personal, Like Mother, Like Daughter was initially conceived as an inter-generational, multi-faith exploration of the relationship between mothers and daughters. At each performance, four different pairs of real life mothers and daughters (no professional actors) engage in a ‘game’ of answering questions randomly chosen by the host from a big stack of cards on stage. Unscripted and unfiltered, the women’s responses are honest and unexpected and each performance is as fascinating as fictional drama.
A collaboration of Toronto’s inventive Why Not Theatre and UK-based international touring theatre company Complicite Creative Learning, the production received its world premiere in Montreal at OFFTA (2014), was presented at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, UK (2015) and has numerous global productions with local mothers and daughters in the works.
The Toronto premiere focuses on generational and cultural differences between mothers and daughters, from Syria, Turkey, Bangladesh, Canada, South Africa, Poland and Venezuela, who come together to create and perform a show using their own lives and stories.
Following each live performance, the whole audience is invited to continue the conversation with the mothers, daughters and creative team over a meal prepared in a partnership with Newcomer Kitchen, a project with newly-arrived Syrian refugee women who prepare meals in a communal kitchen for sale online or by delivery.
An unintended spin-off from Why Not Theatre’s box office and critical hit, A Brimful of Asha which stars Ravi Jain and his mother Asha Jain (and is currently being remounted by Soulpepper), Like Mother, Like Daughter, and Why Not Theatre, challenges and undermines traditional conventions and existing models of theatre creation to tell unique stories that are universal.
•• Each performance features a different group of mothers and daughters and is followed by a community meal with the audience ••
|October 19, 2016||Events|
Following selection by an international jury, the winners of the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced. American photographer Tim Laman won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 for his image Entwined lives which frames a critically endangered Bornean orangutan above the Indonesian rainforest. The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition… more
|October 17, 2016||Events|
Where: Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue When: October 23–November 13, 2016 Cost: All Tickets $35 (previews $25); Season Pass $100 and can be purchases at www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/752042 Details: Coal Mine Theatre is thrilled to be launching #Season3 with Breathing Corpses, by English playwright Laura Wade (Other Hands). The production premiered at the Royal Court Theatre… more
|October 15, 2016||Events|
Where: Art Gallery Of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W When: October 22, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Cost: Timed-entry tickets are priced at $16.50 for youth ages 17 and under, $21.50 for seniors and $25 for adults. An extensive 12-stop audio tour, featuring commentary and music, is included in the price of admission. Audio… more
|October 13, 2016||Events|
Where: Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St West When: October 18, 2016 Cost: $3 with RSVP and $10 without RSVP. To RSVP visit www.redbullsoundselect.com Details: A Quest for Love is a North American tour with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, and up and coming St. Louis rapper Smino. After two critically acclaimed projects under his belt with… more