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22nd Annual Wildside Festival

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Performances from January 8-20, 2019

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Centaur Theatre rolls out the red carpet for the best and up-and-coming indie theatre artists in its 22nd reincarnation of The Wildside Festival! Curated by Executive and Artistic Director Eda Holmes, “the hottest two weeks in winter” features an A-list of trailblazing, quick-fix theatre, from zoological spoken word to Greek tragedy object puppetry and everything in between.

2019 Lineup

Body So Fluorescent

Presented by: madonnanera
Created by: Amanda Cordner and David di Giovanni
Directed by: David di Giovanni
Featuring: Amanda Cordner

Jan. 9 at 7pm, Jan. 12 at 7pm, Jan. 16 at 9pm, Jan. 18 at 7pm, and Jan. 19 at 9pm.

What happened last night on the dance floor? Two friends retrace their steps from the night before to figure out how it all ended in an explosive fight. Warning: Flashing lights, sexually suggestive language and content, strong language, ages 15+

Confabulation: Rites of Passage

Presented by: Confabulation
Hosted by: Matt Goldberg
Featuring: Five guest storytellers

Jan. 12 at 9pm

Confabulation, Montreal’s premier showcase for autobiographical storytelling, is thrilled to return to Wildside! We’ll explore the theme Rites of Passage – stories of the moments that mark and make us.

Crime After Crime (After Crime)

Presented by: Sex T-Rex
Written by: Collective
Directed by: Collective
Featuring: Conor Bradbury, Julian Frid, Kaitlin Morrow, Seann Murray

Jan. 8 at 7pm, Jan. 9 at 9pm, Jan. 11 at 9pm, Jan. 15 at 9pm & Jan. 16 at 7pm.

An action-packed physical comedy set across 3 different “crime periods”: the set of a 1950’s film noir, a 1970 heist flick, and a 1990 buddy cop movie. Warning: Coarse Language. All ages appropriate.

Hyena Subpoena

Presented by: Cat Kidd
Written by: Cat Kidd
Directed by: Paul Van Dyck
Soundscapes by: DJ Jacky Murda
South African wildlife projections by Cat Kidd and Geoff Agombar
Featuring: Cat Kidd

Jan. 10 at 7pm, Jan. 13 at 7pm, Jan. 15 at 7pm, Jan. 17 at 7pm, & Jan 20 at 3pm.

Close encounters with lions, hyenas and elephants conjure the feral forces that lurk within us. A transcendent and funky creation by an unforgettable artist at the height of her powers. Warning: Contains discussion of sexual violence.

Macbeth Muet

Presented by: La Fille Du Laitier
Co-Created by : Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger
Original Text by : William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Featuring: Jérémie Francoeur and Clara Prévost

Jan. 8 at 9pm, Jan. 10 at 9pm, & Jan. 13 at 3pm.

Blood, sex, ambition…eggs. This textless adaptation plunges audiences into a visceral vision of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, using only two actors, a countless number of paper objects, lots of blood, and no words. Warning: recommended age 12+.


Presented by: Scapegoat Carnivale
Written by: Hrosvitha of Gandersheim
Adapted by Joseph Shragge based on a literal translation by Lynn Kozak
Direction and Conceptual Adaptation by: Mia van Leeuwen
Live accompaniment by: Evan Stepanian
Featuring: Alison Darcy, Robert Leveroos, Alexandra Petrachuk, and Paul Van Dyck

Jan. 17 at 9pm, Jan. 18 at 9pm & Jan, 19 at 3pm.

Household objects perform a 10th century tale of martyrdom by history’s first recorded female playwright. A playfully surreal retelling featuring lurid onstage violence between objects and food. Warning: This production shows and discusses violence against women and children. Recommended age 12+

The Gentle Art of Punishment

Presented by: Daughter Product
Created and performed by: Natalie Liconti, Emily Sirota, Lucy Fandel
Sound design by: Joseph Browne
Lighting design by: Darah Miah

Jan. 11 at 7pm, Jan. 12 at 3pm, Jan. 13 at 9pm, Jan. 19 at 7pm & Jan. 20 at 7pm.

Three women unravel their girlhoods in a dream-like and nostalgic narrative. The Gentle Art Of Punishment is for anyone who has ever had a crush on their therapist – or thinks that Drew Barrymore is under-appreciated in her dramatic roles.

4-Show Superpass
$50 – Regular Adult
$40 – Subscribers/seniors/students/under 30s

Single Tickets
$16 – Regular Adult
$13 – Subscribers/seniors/students/under 30s

Box Office
453 St Francois Xavier St, Montreal, QC H2Y 2T1
(514) 288-3161

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January 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1 Canada
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