Order for Guest
Your shopping cart is empty.
MAR 28 - APR 16, 2017

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón's newest play breaks open cultural barriers as a group of western actors interpreting a Syrian play slowly realize the limits of their own understanding, and the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. For its second year in residency at the Berkeley Street Theatre, Theatre Smash (2015's Das Ding (The Thing)) joins forces with ARC and Canadian Stage to present a work essential to our time.

"[Calderon is] Chile's most acclaimed playwright-director of the last two decades"

– L.A. Times

Select your date

Info

  • Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre
WRITTEN BY
Guillermo Calderon

DIRECTED BY
Ashlie Corcoran

Video

Photos

Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance


Friday October 16, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Marcia Blumberg, Associate Professor in English at York University, discusses Samuel Beckett’s repertoire and the significance of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby.


Friday October 23, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto’s Drama Centre T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko presents. Topic TBA.


Friday, October 30, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Larry Switzky, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, discusses Beckett's love for visual art and the relationship between his late plays and sculpture.
"Cirkopolis was imagined as a crossroads — between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and the humour, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope”
- Jeannot Painchaud, creative director of Cirque Éloize and co-director of Cirkopolis.
A Theatre Smash and ARC co-production in association with Canadian Stage

PROUD SPONSOR: 16.17 BERKELEY SEASON

Tickets

Ticket availability legend

Excellent
Good
Limited