Diego Matamoros. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
A man wearing round eyeglasses stares off-camera, has short white hair and beard, and is wearing a black trench coat, with a suit. Yellow text reads,

Winter Solstice

A Necessary Angel Theatre Company production in association with Canadian Stage and Birdland Theatre

An insidious encounter with an unexpected guest

It’s Christmas Eve and Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Tensions rise between Bettina, her husband, and her mother – heightened by the presence of a man her mother met on the train and invited around for drinks. Family dynamics, betrayal, and the inescapable shadow of the past reverberate through this rapid and razor-sharp satire on the rise of the new right.

Winter Solstice is a comedy of manners with a bite. Starring Canadian legends Diego Matamoros and Nancy Palk, this thrilling play issues a warning: beware the sincere stranger.

We've partnered with Jamii to allow ticketholders to access free childcare during select matinees. Registration will be available July 1 with more details to follow. 

Radical, transfixing – The Guardian
A witty, incisive, and ultimately chilling drama – The Standard
Devastatingly funny – What’s On Stage
A timely satire – VARIETY

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