February 08–23, 2024 | Historic Theatre
What if Juliet doesn’t kill herself? Juliet: A Revenge Comedy is an award-winning, fast-paced, action-adventure comedy that follows Juliet on the literary adventure of a lifetime! Stuck in an endless loop of turning a dagger on herself, Juliet tears herself from the fabric of her tragedy in search of a reason for her untimely demise. On the way, Juliet recruits a team of the Bard’s most famous female characters to find out why they’ve been forced to die! Together, they embark on an uproarious adventure through the canon, pursued by Shakespeare himself.
FEBRUARY 17 & ONLINE
Space-obsessed Sam is given an out-of-this-world opportunity the night of her 14th birthday. An alien (who looks suspiciously like her missing mother) promises a whirlwind adventure that will help Sam escape from the reality she’s living in. Instead of salvation the adventure leads to deadly repercussions. How to Believe in Anything explores what happens to the brain after sexual assault when you don’t have the language to process it, and how family trauma gets carried forward; intentionally and unintentionally.
February 23, 2024 | York Theatre
Genius guitarist returns to his roots to explore the traditional blues of Mali After distinguishing himself from his father, the late Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré has reconnected with the hypnotic desert blues he first played with his dad. While Vieux Farka Touré’s previous albums have included reggae and dub reggae effects, rock, funk, Latin and dance remixes, his two most recent records, both released in 2022, celebrate the deep, layered, traditional sounds of Mali—music his father introduced to most of the world 50 years ago.
APRIL 04–14, 2024 | Historic Theatre
Past and present, memories and secrets, swirl and blend in this powerful new play. Detached from family and friends, Parifam Mana draws and paints in her private studio in Montréal—a place where memory and inspiration are in a continuous battle. Parifam‘s world is turned upside down when her childhood friend Ramak re-enters her life. Parifam and Ramak grapple with the hidden truths that linger in their past—soon to be revealed in an exhibition on Persian culture at a museum they built together.
April 18–28, 2024 | York Theatre
An epic Métis love story. We follow Iskwewo, Napew, and Mistatim through eight intertwined stories of love, loss, and the fight of the Métis people as the Métis nations emerge across the plains amidst the fur trade’s robust colonization. As we experience the love stories shared by the Callihoos, through the political uprisings of the 1930s and into the present day, we witness their struggle to protect their people and celebrate their resilient sovereignty as Métis women.
April 25–May 05 | Vancity Culture Lab
An unfiltered, hilarious interrogation of fatphobia. A mixture of stand-up comedy, storytelling, and fact-blasting, Fat Joke puts fatphobia under the spotlight. Drawing upon personal experience and research, comedian, actor, and writer Cheyenne Rouleau dissects this often-untalked-about topic with eviscerating wit.
MAY 02–12, 2024 | Historic Theatre
Three generations of Filipina women hop between an ocean and time, memory and dreams. Set in Canada and the Philippines, Homecoming is a visceral show with moments of magic that reach into the afterlife, exploring cultural identity, familial duty, and delicious Filipino food. Homecoming asks, what is home for those of us who are displaced, stuck, or who have never known a home? And more importantly, can we ever make our way back?
JUNE 12–23, 2024 | Historic Theatre
A retro circus rave! Barbu delves into the birth of the circus in Montréal at the turn of the 20th century. Imagine a fairground where spectators are left spellbound by remarkable performances, outrageous feats, and unexpected eccentricities! Music, video, circus, and kinds of craziness collide as each performer wows the audience with a showcase of spectacular skills. May the boldest heart and the best beard win!