Crow’s Theatre announces 40th anniversary period

A failed endeavor by a Google affiliate to construct a “town of the potential” alongside Toronto’s waterfront is coming to the stage as aspect of Crow’s Theatre’s 40th time of programming.

Regarded for producing large-calibre, provocative theatrical productions, Crow’s Theatre is found in Toronto’s east finish at the corner of Dundas Road East and Carlaw Avenue. Mirvish just lately introduced a offered-out operate of the Crow’s manufacturing of “The Land Acknowledgment, or As You Like It” to fantastic results that display will return to the CAA Theatre in early May well due to popular demand.

Crow’s 40th period will commence in September with “The Grasp Prepare,” the dramatization of Josh O’Kane’s guide, “Sideways: The Metropolis Google Could not Purchase,” about Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto. The engage in, penned by Canadian theatre legend Michael Healey, will deliver the drama of Toronto’s botched waterfront to the stage in a complete new light-weight.

“There was often a genuine, organic human drama to the Sidewalk Labs saga,” O’Kane informed CP24. “This battle about the potential of cities, and who receives a say in the future of cities…this is thrilling, to see it portrayed onstage. Just about every writer who does a narrative nonfiction guide hopes there’ll be an adaptation.”

“I was intrigued in the rigidity amongst politics and private interests, that type of detail,” reported Healey on adapting O’Kane’s ebook. “When I study the e book, I truly felt like I could see what the clearly show was…I recognized that there was a good participate in there, and there was a utility to telling that story as a engage in.”

Here’s what you can hope from the rest of Crow’s Theatre’s anniversary season.

Heroes of the Fourth Turning, penned by Will Arbery, directed by Philip Akin

This co-production between The Howland Business and Crow’s Theatre will be the Canadian premiere of Arbery’s Pulitzer Prize-shortlisted participate in, a divisive appear into American politics, faith and coming-of-age.

(Everyone I Really like Has) A Horrible Fate (Befall Them), published and performed by Cliff Cardinal, directed by Karin Randoja

Clean off his run of “The Land Acknowledgment, or As You Like It” with Mirvish, Cliff Cardinal will return to Crow’s to star in his new perform, “(Everyone I Enjoy Has) A Horrible Fate (Befall Them),” in a co-creation between VideoCabaret and Crow’s.

Rocking Horse Winner, composed by Gareth Williams, libretto by Anna Chatterton, directed by Michael Hidetoshi Mori, carried out by Kamna Gupta

Opening in November, this co-generation amongst Tapestry Opera and Crow’s Theatre will revive the multi-Dora Award-winning opera, an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s limited story of the very same name.

Poor Roadways, composed by Natal’ya Verozhbit, translated by Sasha Dugdale, directed by Andrew Kushnir

This North American premiere investigates the conflict involving Russia and Ukraine, working with testimonies from a location ravaged by war in 2014.

Natasha, Pierre and the Fantastic Comet of 1812, published by Dave Malloy, directed by Chris Abraham

Producing its Canadian premiere, this Tony Award-successful musical dependent on Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is a co-output between Crow’s Theatre and Musical Phase Business.

Earworm, penned and directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi

Co-made with Currently Theatre, “Earworm” investigates everyday living in Iran put up-Revolution. Decide on performances will be in Farsi.

L’amour inform une cathédrale ensevelie, composed and directed by Male Régis Jr., audio composed and executed by Amos Coulanges

Co-made with Thétre français de Toronto, this enjoy will be done in French and Creole with English surtitles, with the selection to borrow multilingual smart eyeglasses, as perfectly. The perform follows a son who travels across the ocean to reunite with his mom in Canada.

Dana H., created by Lucas Hnath, directed by Les Waters

New off its Broadway run and subsequent tour, the Crow’s presentation of Dana H. will be the play’s Canadian premiere, a legitimate story of a chaplain in a psychiatric ward abducted by one particular of his people and held captive in a series of Florida hotel rooms for months.

shaniqua in abstraction, composed and carried out by bahia watson

Co-produced with Obsidian Theatre Business, this world premiere will supply audiences a glimpse into the “kaleidoscopic explosion of ordeals and shifting identities” that define Black womanhood. watson very last appeared at Crow’s as Sonya in their 2022 production of “The Seagull.”

Huff, penned and performed by Cliff Cardinal, directed by Karin Randoja

Crow’s will existing a one-week constrained engagement of Cardinal’s critically acclaimed play, a solo overall performance about trauma, solvent abuse and escalating up.

The Incorrect Bashir, published by Zahida Rehemtulla, directed by Paolo Santalucia

The last enjoy of Crow’s 2023-2024 time follows a youthful philosophy key as he is decided on to serve in a prestigious spiritual placement in his Ismaili community. The engage in formerly experienced a effective operate in Vancouver.