George Brown Theatre Season of Plays 2017/2018

Upcoming plays:

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Machinal
By Sophie Treadwell

MACHINAL

Directed by Brenda Bazinet*
November 8 – 18, 2017

A woman, caught in a loveless marriage, cannot find peace in any role life has given her. Her life changes forever when she seizes on a momentary glimpse of passion. Loosely based on the murder trial of Ruth Snyder and her lover, Judd Gray, who together murdered Snyder's husband, Machinal was considered one of the highpoints of Expressionistic Theatre on the American stage when first produced on Broadway in 1928.

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Munsch on the Moon
Based on the stories of Robert Munsch

Pyjama Day_ Munsch on the Moon

Directed by James Simon*
November 29 – December 9, 2017

George Brown’s 31st annual children’s show celebrates the world of Robert Munsch!  Our theatre-for-young-audience shows have introduced thousands of GTA children to the magic of live theatre over the past three decades.  Robert Munsch’s zany and colourful stories continue to enchant young readers, as well as old! Please join us we bring to the stage the colourful and fun filled world of Munsch!
* suitable for children 3 years of age and up.

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Candide
By Mark Ravenhill

CANDIDE

Directed by Matjash Mrozewski*
February 7 – 17, 2018

CANDIDE was commissioned and presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company and first performed in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 29th August 2013.

Candide is an optimist and a dreamer who believes that everything is for the best, and in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as his comfortable world collapses around him. Ravenhill’s self proclaimed “monstrous farce”  sends Candide across the centuries to new locations and parallel universes. How will Candide's optimism fare when it collides with life in the 21st century?

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SPRING REPERTORY SEASON
April 10 – 21, 2018

The Provoked Wife
By John Vanburgh

THE PROVOKED WIFE

Directed by Blair Williams* 

Sir John Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy is an outspoken portrayal of sex, marriage, temptation and revenge in the 17th century. Lord and Lady Brute married in haste, she for money, he for sex, and are now trapped and looking for diversions. This high energy restoration comedy is full of witty observations which, over three hundred years later, audiences will find full of controversial wisdom and contemporary concerns.

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich
By Bertolt Brecht

FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH

Translated by John Willett
Directed by Rosanna Saracino
* 

Written while in exile in Denmark, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, is one of Bertolt Brecht's most famous plays and the first of his openly anti-Nazi works. John Willett has fashioned his translation into a chilling series of sharp vignettes offering insight into the speed and voracity with which Nazis took control of Germany. Counterpointed with poetry and every day situations, the play reinforces Brecht’s point that Nazism was not simply a force of nature but a political movement that could have been stopped.

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TICKETS

Box Office 416 866-8666
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tankhouse Lane (at the corner of Mill and Cherry Streets)
www.youngcentre.ca
Please note that prices include all taxes and service charges.

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Senior: $20.00
  • George Brown Staff & Alumni: $20.00
  • Student: $10.00

Rush tickets available for each performance - CASH ONLY
Groups of 10 or more please contact 416 866-8666
Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm and Saturday matinees at 1:30 pm. (with the exception of Munsch on the Moon)

Season Pass

Adults and Seniors save 20% when you purchase 3 or more plays. Choose your plays now or later.

PAST PRODUCTIONS

THE PENELOPIAD

THE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sue Miner*
April 11 – 22, 2017

Atwood’s clever storytelling brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.

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A FLEA IN HER EAR

A FLEA IN HER EAR

By Georges Feydeau
A new Version by David Ives
Directed by Todd Hammond* and Jordan Pettle*
April 12 – 22, 2017

What ensues is classic Feydeau: mistaken identity; whispers of infidelity; elaborate plots that go awry; and impressive physical comedy.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Willis*
February 8 – 18, 2017

Games of fantasy, love, and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling, and well loved, comedy.

AS YOU LIKE IT

AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Pounsett*
February 9 – 18, 2017

As You Like It has everything we adore about Shakespearean comedy: mistaken identity, cross-dressing, madness, mayhem, rage, lust, laughter, and of course plenty of romance, both heartbreaking and joyous

Spring Repertory Season

CAVALCADE

CAVALCADE

By Noel Coward
Directed by James Simon*
November 9 – 19, 2016

Coward’s epic play shows us the dramatically changing world set against major historical events of the period, including the Boer War; the death of Queen Victoria; the sinking of the Titanic; and World War I and its aftermath.


*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance.Opera.Theatre policy (DOT).

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TICKETS:

  • (All taxes and service charge included)
  • Adults: $25.00 
  • Seniors: $20.00 
  • George Brown Staff & Alumni: $20.00 
  • Students: $10.00