Presented by the Segal Centre in association with Black Theatre Workshop and Obsidian Theatre, Master Harold begins previews on Sunday, January 21st. The Dora-nominated Shaw Festival production makes its Montreal premiere! Initially banned in South Africa, Athol Fugard’s play has since become an enduring, modern classic that continues to speak to inequality and injustice.
January 21 – February 11 at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7
Tickets & Info: www.segalcentre.org | (514) 739.7944
For two days only at the MAI, Âgés et déjantés presents Eclectik 2018. Featuring artists 55 years old and older of cultural and racial diversity, Eclectik 2018 advocates for an increased awareness of the challenges faced by older artists. It addresses the language currently used to discuss old age and generational relevancy and/or redundancy as it relates to art, to life.
January 19 and 20 at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, Rue Jeanne-Mance, #103, Montreal, H2X 2K5
Tickets & Info: www.m-a-i.qc.ca | (514) 982-3386
Continuing its run at Place des Arts is an extraordinary contemporary circus creation presented by Lemieux Pilon 4D Art and Les 7 Doigts. Alone on stage, an old man is surrounded by stacks of books. These thousands of pages plunge us into the depths of his memory. The times of his life collide in his mind. Half from reality, half from memory, they are presented on the stage or in projections: adult, teenager, old man, child. As we get caught up in his intimacies, his story is revealed in bits and pieces, in temporal chaos.
January 10 – 27 at Place des Arts – Cinquième Salle, 175 Saint-Catherine St. West, Montreal, H2X 1Z)
Tickets & Info: www.placedesarts.com/en/event/temporel | (514) 842-2112
Improv duo Vinny Francois and Jen Viens present the third segment of their inaugural long-format improvised comedy/wilderness adventure series on Thursday. i think we’re lost follows the saga of two appearance-obsessed city-folk who set off on an adventure in the woods to experience #nature. What starts out as the innocent pursuit of forest selfies takes an unexpected turn and they discover that no amount of coconut water can save them from each other or, worse, themselves.
January 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Montreal Improv, 3697 St Laurent, Montreal
Tickets (sold at the door) & Info: www.montrealimprov.com | (514) 507-3535
McGill Players’ Theatre opens its production of Eugène Ionesco’s classic absurdist comedy on Wednesday, January 17th. Rhinoceros follows the story of Berenger, a person who struggles to hold on to their identity while friends and colleagues gradually transform to join an unhinged herd of animals. The production is a fast-paced, highly comedic, yet profound and impactful interpretation of Ionesco’s work.
January 17 – 20 at Players’ Theatre, 3480 McTavish, Montreal, H3A 1X9
Tickets & Info: www.playerstheatre.ca | (514) 518-2656