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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

It's World Theatre Day! Let's do more than tweet about it.

photo: Robert Machado

Today is World Theatre Day, and it's worth celebrating with more than a hashtag.

Toronto boasts more artists than any other city in the country. Today's as good a day as any to get out of the house and see what they're up to.

We've put together a list that's only a fraction of what Toronto artists have onstage tonight for you to choose from. Don't like what you see here? Head to the closest cafe / pub / lamp post, find a flyer that catches your eye, and take a risk on something new. You won't regret it.

(in no particular order)

Ching Chong Chinaman (fu-GEN Theatre)
"A clever, funny assault on ethnic identity confusion you have to see. ...the directing and design is top-notch."
J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

As I Lay Dying (Theatre Smith-Gilmour)
"The nightmarish landscape of As I Lay Dying is home territory for the remarkable Theatre Smith-Gilmour, which has been entertaining and challenging Toronto audiences for 30 years with consistently satisfying, imagistic theatre."
Robert Crew, Toronto Star

THIS (Canadian Stage)
"THIS is one of the best plays and productions of this or any other year."
Glenn Summi, NOW Magazine

And Slowly Beauty... (Tarragon Theatre)
To celebrate World Theatre Day, Tarragon is offering $25 tickets to any of their 2012/13 shows.

True West (Soulpepper)

OVERRULED and ROMANCE (Neoteny Theatre)
Opens tonight!

A HAND OF BRIDGE and NO EXIT (Soup Can Theatre)
Opens tonight!

Gwen Powers (Workhouse Theatre)

Arigato, Tokyo (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)
"One of those unexpectedly unique evenings of theatre that we all hope for...a puzzle as artful as anything MacIvor has ever written."
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

The Whipping Man (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Obsidian Theatre)

Opens tonight! Support young artists!

PS: if you can't make it out tonight, 100% of Toronto theatre companies would encourage you to celebrate World Theatre Day by making a donation to a project or organization you care about (Volcano especially).

PPS: this is a tiny list of shows. If you have something to add, tell us!