Our critic calls Blackout, which explores the Concordia Computer Riots, “an ambitious portrait of fury” and a “triumphant work of art.”
* Samantha Duchemin vernissage at Quai des Brumes
* Spidey the Mentalist at the Rialto
* Black Theatre Workshop presents The Hallway at the MAI
* U.K. alt band Swervedriver plays le Fairmount
* $ucka-Free Monday’s Beyoncé edition at Korova
* Poetry reading & discussion at Resonance Café
* U.K. playwright debbie tucker green’s Random at the MAI
* Owls by Nature, the Lion and the Wolf & Worst Days Down at le Ste-Cath
* Trash Ton Karaoké at Piranha Bar
* Johnson Cummins DJs at Notre Dame des Quilles
Powerful British play Random ticks down the minutes until tragedy derails a family.
The Black Theatre Workshop’s staging of Djanet Sears’s play mixes race relations and romantic jealousy with powerful drama.
A spotlight on what’s happening in English-language theatre, dance and performance this week.
Metachroma Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s historical Richard III opens this week at the Segal Centre. The bard’s tale of a Machiavellian king and his undoing will be the troupe’s inaugural full-scale performance.
Metachroma means “beyond colour,” and the theatre company’s raison d’être is to address and respond to the under-representation of visible minorities in the arts. As actress Tamara Brown admits, this ultimately means that the long-term goal of the group to make itself irrelevant.