It’s officially fall, which means the weather is colder and the hibernation begins. But thankfully, we have shows in very warm places that you can check out throughout the month of October.
Set in the deep forest of Québec, Province is a dark comic play that is full of questions with uneasy answers. Province is the story of colourful characters that are being attacked by mutant animals. While all this is going on, the people of Province continue to go on with their everyday lives as before, unfazed by the attack on their race. The big question is will the people of Province will react before it is too late or will they be swallowed up by the ever-encroaching greenery of the Province?
State of Denial
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, State of Denial takes the stage at the Segal Center. State of Denial is a fictional play with a story that links both the Armenian genocide of 1915 with the genocide in Rwanda in 1994-95. The play is set in contemporary Canada and Turkey 1915, where the main character Odette is given the task to make public a secret that challenges a long-standing state of denial. What is this secret? And will Odette go to great lengths to reveal it? Find out by checking out Teesri Duniya Theatre’s production of State of Denial.
Funny Girl is the musical story of Broadway’s greatest star. From rags to riches, Fanny Brice (played by Gabi Epstein), comedian and songstress, sets out to become the “greatest star” of the Ziegfeld Follies. On her journey, she falls in love with a gambling man; will this irresistible romance be the end of following her dreams? Funny Girl features the songs “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “People,” immortalized by Barbra Streisand in the classic 1968 film.
Who doesn’t know the story of Macbeth? An original play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth takes over the big screen at the Segal Center. The running time of the film is 155 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Macbeth is the story of three witches who tell Macbeth he is fated to occupy the throne of Scotland. With this news, Macbeth begins his path towards the throne, at the cost of killing anyone that gets in his way. A story that is gripping all the way through, you can’t miss out on this classic story!
Kaguyahime: A Japanese Tale
Kaguyhime is part of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. It is a Japanese tale recounting the story of Princess Kaguyahime who arrives from the Moon to discover humankind. Her exceptional beauty gets noticed and causes rivalry and violence. The performance is danced to the sound of the Kobo drums and it is a piece that brings oriental poetry to the stage.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Type of Event: Musical
When: October 17 to October 20, 2015
Where: Mainline Theater
Price: $18 ($20 at the door)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a Montreal event that really doesn’t need any explanation. Back on stage every year, Rocky Horror is a very famous Halloween special. This year at the Mainline Theater, Richard O’Brian’s musical is presented on stage with its live cast performing in front of the classic movie, which plays in the background on the big screen. It is the story of a young couple that set out on a road trip to visit one of their teachers, but end up with a broken down car, and a long walk up to a creepy castle in search of a phone to call for help. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is definitely something you don’t want to miss. It is an experience throughout the entire musical, with audience interaction and a guaranteed wild night!