November 21, 2012
When a woman goes missing, four marriages fall into a mess of sex, lies, and neglect. Through it all, each couple desperately searches for fulfillment and the line between right and wrong becomes dangerously blurred.
Speaking in Tongues is a thrilling play fresh from Australia; a multi-faceted adventure that reveals the darker side of human nature. The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2011’s critically-acclaimed The Test, return with this intriguing and intelligent play in which nine parallel lives are interlocked by lust, infidelity, and one mysterious stiletto.
The Dominion Curling Club Championship will be held November 19-24, 2012 at the Scarborough Golf & Country Club. The Canadian Championship will showcase the best club curlers from all 10 Provinces, 3 Territories and a separate entry for Northern Ontario. The event is in support of the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario. For more information visit www.thedominioncurls.ca.
Lewis Carroll’s perpetually winsome, subversive, cunning and hilarious children’s classic is given a glorious ballet treatment by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that is the very measure of the original.
Outrageously, eye-poppingly theatrical, with stunning sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, and set to an energetic, riveting score by Joby Talbot, Wheeldon revisits and brings to the stage many of the familiar characters from the book, but in ways, and in such brilliant choreographic arrangements, that we feel we’re meeting them for the first time.
A co-production with England’s Royal Ballet, the work was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when it premiered in 2011, enthralling and astounding audiences show after show with its mind-boggling stagecraft, startling choreographic statements and its perfectly nuanced blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment. And all on a summer’s day!
The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of critically-acclaimed Berlin-based artist Omer Fast. Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) works primarily with video to test our understanding of media and examine how individual and collective histories interact.
Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war.
The exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art. In his concern with the strategies of digital manipulation and perception, Fast’s work draws attention to the permeable boundaries between documentary and fiction.
The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an “Invitation to Our Nation”, uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, to the Rushes Football Film Festival presented by Nolitours, the Nissan Family Zone and the Toronto Sun Zip Line, located in the Adrenaline Zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square and Nathan Phillips Square.
Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that befits this iconic Canadian game.
Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 3 to 9 over to the Museum to for a whole summer of family fun!
Every month features a fun shoe-themed art and craft activity. During the month of November join us on the weekends for a daily showing of the 2011 DreamWorks film “Puss in Boots” and take part in activities inspired by the movie!
Saturdays and Sundays; Film showings at 12:30 pm and 2:30pm with crafts drop-in until 4pm.
COST: Included with regular Museum admission $14 adult; $12 senior; $8 students; $5 children (5 – 17 years); Children under 5 are free; Family passes are also available. Free for Museum members. Extra fees may be applicable for some arts and crafts activities.
The Clock (2010) is a unique and compelling work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay (born 1955, California). The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of iconic and recognizable fragments from a vast range of films, which together create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video.
Marclay compiled film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period in real time.
The Power Plant will open its doors for several special 24-hour viewing periods during the course of the exhibition, providing the public with the opportunity to see The Clock in its entirety. FREE Opening Party for all on Friday, 14 September, 2012 from 5 – 11 PM.
Gottlieb Biedermann has a problem. Two strangers have weaseled their way into his home and he’s pretty sure they’re the arsonists who’ve already torched much of his small town.
Perhaps by turning a blind eye what he doesn’t want to see won’t happen. Or will it? Wickedly funny, Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s famous post-World War II political farce about our all-too-human ability to ignore acts of despicable evil gets its Canadian premiere in this not-to-be-missed production from the director and designer of Canadian Stage’s 2009 runaway hit ‘Art’. Stage favourites Michael Ball and Fiona Reid star as Biedermann and his wife Babette. Toronto-based songwriter/musician Justin Rutledge composes original music, performing live on stage with a full band.
Michael Snow is a Toronto born artist known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. This exhibition celebrates his achievement as the 2011 winner of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The sculptures in Objects of Vision are are abstract-form sculptures from three distinct yet essentially connected moments in the artist’s career: the late 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist’s orchestration of thinking about looking. While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality.
Max Dean: Album takes up one of the most ubiquitous forms of photography in the 20th century: the family photo album. In May, Toronto artist Max Dean will appear at various locations throughout the city in his specially configured 1966 Volkswagen Beetle—the Foto Bug—to showcase more than 400 such albums from a collection amassed over ten years.