The best of Toronto theatre is at the theatre centre this November

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This is the November Ticket

What's the November Ticket?

Three award winning and critically acclaimed Toronto premieres

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Between the 3 productions we've got 2 Governor General Award winning playwrights, 1 OBIE Award Winner, and a few dozen Dora awards.

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Critics have called these shows "ingenious", "extraordinary", "breathtakingly bold", "inventive", "urgent" and "compelling".

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Get tickets to THREE shows for the price you'd expect to pay for ONE. That's a pretty good deal.

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Butcher

A Why Not Theatre and
Butcher's Block co-production

Oct 24th to Nov 14th

"Ingenious, jaw-dropping..." - The Calgary Sun

4 out of 4 stars The Globe and Mail

Written by Nicolas Billon, Directed by Weyni Mengesha
Stage Management by Tara Mohan, Set by Yannik Larivée, Lighting by Kimberly Purtell, Sound by Thomas Ryder Payne, Costumes by Joanna Yu

Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.


Photo by Andy Nichols

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We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa, from the German SÜdwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

A Theatre Centre Production

Nov 3rd to 29th

“Devastatingly funny” - “Dangerous and primal and weird” - The Washington Post

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Directed by Ravi Jain
Stage Management by Neha Ross, Set & Lighting by Ken Mackenzie, Composed by Debashis Sinha, Costumes by Joanna Yu

A group of young actors come together to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century, testing the limits of empathy as they explore their own stories, assumptions and prejudices. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, hitting closer to home than anyone ever expected.


Photo by Dahlia Katz

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Late Company

A Why Not Theatre presentation of a Surface/Underground production

Nov 18th to Nov 29th

“Best New Play” “Best Production” “Best Director” “Best Ensemble” - NOW Magazine's Summerworks Round-up

"Excruciatingly good theatre" - Vancouver Courier

Written by Jordan Tannahill, Directed by Peter Pasyk
Stage Management by Chantal Hayman, Set & Lighting by Patrick Lavender, Sound by Andy Trithardt

One year after a tragedy, two families sit down to dinner. Far from finding the closure they seek, the dinner strips bare their good intentions to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy. Written with sensitivity and humour, Late Company is both a timely and timeless meditation on a parent’s struggle to comprehend the monstrous and unknown in their child.


Photo by Dahlia Katz

Don't take our word for it

Here's what top critics have said about these shows

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For a lack of a better word, it is thrilling.

— Carly Maga, Toronto Star
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An inventive new play…incendiary results…We Are Proud impressively navigates the tricky boundaries that separate art and life.

— The New York Times
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Jordan Tannahill's LATE COMPANY: layered, urgent, timely script, strong direction, brilliant acting. Hope it gets remounted

— Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine

Great theatre doesn't have to break the bank

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$30

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3 Show Pass

$60

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$50

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Award Winning Ensemble of actors


Butcher

ANDREW MUSSELMAN
ANDREW MUSSELMAN
Tony Nappo
Tony Nappo
Michelle Monteith
Michelle Monteith
John Koensgen
John Koensgen

 


We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa, from the German Sudwest Afrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

Brett Donahue
Brett Donahue
Marcel Stewart
Marcel Stewart
Brendan McMurtry Howlett
Brendan McMurtry Howlett
Michael Ayres
Michael Ayres
Darcy Gerhart
Darcy Gerhart
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah

 


Late Company

Liam Sullivan
Liam Sullivan
Rosemary Dunsmore
Rosemary Dunsmore
John Cleland
John Cleland
Richard Greenblatt
Richard Greenblatt
Fiona Highet
Fiona Highet

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About the Producers

Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Ravi Jain, Why Not Theatre is a multi-award winning Toronto based theatre company with an international scope. Over the past 8 years we have created over 20 productions and performed on 4 continents. In recent years, the company has also become known for its presentation of international productions and workshops from diverse cultures and artistic practices. On the local front, the company supports the development of local emerging artists and companies, including the creation of the RISER Project, a collaborative new producing model for creating independent work.

The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We provide artists with infrastructure and resources to make their art – from idea to production. The Theatre Centre is committed to new work and new ways of working. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future.

surface/underground theatre is a Toronto based independent theatre company dedicated to presenting challenging contemporary dramatic work, and often produces theatre in non- traditional spaces. The company is also involved in the development of new Canadian plays. Select production credits include: The Jones Boy by Tom Walmsley (2 Dora nominations), Dying City by Christopher Shinn (1 Dora nomination), When the World Was Green by Sam Shepard (1 Dora nomination), Late Company by Jordan Tannahill (Summerworks Best Production Award, and NOW Audience Choice Award).

Butcher's Block Productions was formed in 2014, primarily to produce a Toronto production of Butcher, written by Nicolas Billon, and directed by Weyni Mengesha; who are founding members of Butcher's Block Productions along with producer and first-draft-reader Aislinn Rose.