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5 STAR PLAYS
Sunday, August 18th, 4:00pm, Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Avenue (north of Queen, east of Bathurst)
Flawless casting, directing and writing keeps this funny satire right on track with its examination of the millenials and their feelings of entitlement. Bring an extra $15 cash so you can buy a copy and have it signed by playwright, Sugith Varughese
MURDERERS AT CHRISTMASTIME
Hopefully you've already seen the last performance of this play today, otherwise pray that it gets picked up as the company's production of the award-winning TERMINUS (Summerworks 12) was by Mirvish. It's a brilliant, blue-black dark comedy that doesn't flinch from three frightening, frenetic and fixated depictions of love/lust at Christmastime. Belly laughs, empathetic sadness and chills make this a performance lingers long after the "merry" ending.
4 STAR PLAYS
You still have time to see Sunny Drake in this solo performance that uses humour to expose issues that may be the underlying causes and obstacles to addiction (alcholism, in this case). Sunny and his team use puppetry and animation to maximum effect, maintaining interest in a show that deals with such a heavy topic.
TONIGHT!, 7:00 pm Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble Street
THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER
You'll have to hurry if you want to see this one, and trust me you do! Hillarious look at political correctness in today's team building, self-examinating world.
TODAY! 4:30 pm, Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble Street
Today and Tomorrow (final shows)
$15 (bring cash) for at the door purchases