George Brown Theatre Season of Plays 2019‑2020

Ticket Information

Fall Shows

The Learned Ladies

By Molière translated by Richard Wilbur
Music by John Millard
Directed by Sue Miner

November 6 -16, 2019

Les Femmes Savantes originally premiered in 1672 and this version shows how little has changed when it comes to family dynamics, romance and artistic rivalry. Set in the present day, this is the “Real Housewives of Paris,” celebrating a ladies’ night-in, complete with fitness instructors, wine tastings, pompous poetry readings, posers and spa treatments, all in rhyming couplets originally written by Molière, as translated by Richard Wilbur.

Ornate Pillow

Planet Munsch

Based on the stories of Robert Munsch, devised by Esther Jun and the Second Year Class
Directed by Esther Jun
Music composed by Stephan Ermel

Nov 27 - December 7, 2019

Please join us for our annual Robert Munsch show, Planet Munsch, this year featuring such favourites as The Paper Bag Princess and Smelly Socks. As in many years before, children from around the GTA come to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts to enjoy a brand-new show created just for them!

Paper Bag Princess

Winter Show


Written by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Jordan Pettle

February 5 - 15, 2020

In this now-famous retelling of the myths of Ovid, the characters of Metamorphoses explore change, gods, heroes, mythic journeys, transformation, young love, passion and humour. Unleashing the poetic, Phaeton flies too close to the sun, Orpheus descends into hell; all heroic journeys toward the discovery of self.


Spring Shows

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Written byLaura Alawyn Shamas
Directed by Tanisha Taitt

April 8 - 18, 2020

Based on the Australian novel of the same name, the story centres on an ill-fated picnic on Valentine’s Day 1900, when a girls’ school picnic ends in the baffling disappearance of three senior girls and their math teacher. The play explores the toll tragedy takes on a community and is a delicate look at crisis, greed and honesty at the turn of the century.

Picnic at HR


Written by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Derek Prouse
Directed by Soheil Parsa

April 9 - 18, 2020

Written in 1959, the play takes place in a quaint village slowly being overcome by its citizens turning into Rhinoceros. Reportedly, this play was the playwright’s response to seeing people in his personal life slowly become Nazis sympathizers during the Second World War, but in this story they are Rhinoceratized after getting Rhinoceritis. Sometimes funny, sometimes morally overwhelming, the hero of the play must choose between succumbing or resisting, ultimately leaving us with a vision of hope for humanity.



Box Office: 416.866.8666
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tankhouse Lane (at the corner of Mill and Cherry Streets)
Please note that prices include all taxes and service charges.

  • $25.00 - Adults
  • $20.00 - George Brown Staff, Alumni & Seniors
  • $10.00 - Students

Rush tickets available for each performance.
Groups of 10 or more please contact 416.866.8666
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 1:30 p.m. (with the exception of Planet Munsch)

Planet Munsch

Public shows: Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Tickets available from the Young Centre box office.

Weekday school group shows: Nov. 27 - 29 and Dec. 2 - 6 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm;

Please book weekday group shows through George Brown Theatre: 416.415.5000 x 2167

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