Hart House Theatre  
May 3, 2016 / Issue 1, 2016/2017 Season
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We are thrilled to announce our next season's line-up! With something that is sure to entice and titillate everyone and unbeatable deals and bonuses for subscribers, this season is not to be missed.

2016/2017 at Hart House Theatre features a re-imagining of a Canadian play directed by one of Toronto's best-known and loved theatre icons, Shakespeare's iconic battle of the sexes directed by a recent graduate of the National Theatre School, a much talked about musical directed by an even more talked about Toronto theatre personality and an absurdist, award-winning Canadian comedy directed by an up-and-coming theatre talent.

When you're finished reading about our thrilling season, be sure to see the final article where we highlight a star-studded, gala event occurring in the House next Monday evening.
Sept. 16-Oct. 1, 2016
By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Ken Gass

Produced in association with Canadian Rep Theatre and ENSEMBLE: Canadian Youth Theatre/Théâtre Jeunesse Canadien

When you've grown up an ocean away from your birthplace, what do you ultimately call home? Winner of the Governor General's Award and France's Prix Molière, Wajdi Mouawad's Tideline is a wildly theatrical play about the displacement of self. After the sudden, unexpected death of a father he hardly knew, Wilfrid is forced to confront a host of family secrets, including the foundation of his own existence. A dream-like journey through a war-torn landscape inhabited by some equally lost and peculiar survivors, Tideline is a darkly humorous fable for our times.

Tideline (Littoral) is the first of Wajdi Mouawad's remarkable tetralogy of plays that also includes the widely celebrated Scorched (Incendies), as well as Forests (Forêts) and Heavens (Ciels).

Nov. 4-19, 2016

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Carly Chamberlain

The war is over! Or is it? The soldiers may be returning, but between Benedick and Beatrice, the battle is just beginning. William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a lively showdown between the sexes with missed connections and romantic hijinks. Despite obstacles of all sorts and the meddling of some quirky characters, truth and honesty wins the day with love conquering all.

Carrie: the musical 
Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2017
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by Richard Ouzounian

WARNING: Partial nudity

Tormented at school by the 'cool' kids and smothered at home by her religious zealot mother, Carrie is a true outcast. She's had enough and now she has her own way to get back at them ...Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, Carrie: The Musical shows us just what happens when bullies push too far.

Mar. 3-11, 2017
By Morris Panych
Directed by Rebecca Ballarin

A man stands on a seventh-storey building ledge and contemplates suicide. Before he can get too far, he is confronted by the self-absorbed (and oftentimes absurd) people who live inside the building. In 7 Stories, multi award winning Canadian playwright, Morris Panych, creates a meta-theatrical gem of a black comedy; full of fanciful characters with a wistfully existential conclusion.

Exclusive Subscriber Benefits
Become a 2016/2017 Season Subscriber and receive these perks:
$25/$10 Gift Certificate

Enjoy dinner at the Duke of York before coming to the theatre! Our long-time restaurant sponsor, the Duke of York, has generously offered to give each 4Play subscriber a $25 gift certificate and each 3Play subscriber a $10 gift certificate to complement our already amazing subscribers' deal.


Vouchers for our Lobby Concessions

Each 4Play subscriber will receive one voucher to be redeemed at our lobby's concession stand. Enjoy a beverage or a snack before the show or during intermission - on us!


Exchange Privileges

Only Hart House Theatre Season subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show (up to 24 hours in advance, in person or by phone) pending availability.


Bring a Friend Discount

Subscribers may buy extra tickets (no maximum) for their friends to join them at any of the four plays in Hart House Theatre's 2016/2017 Season for $2 off regular-priced single tickets.


Free Mailing

Hart House Theatre Season tickets may be mailed to subscribers for no charge up until two weeks before each play.


Waived Fees!

For all events sold at the UofTtix Box Office, the web fee and phone fee are waived for Hart House Theatre subscribers.


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70th Anniversary Gala Event
Sears Ontario Drama Festival hosts an evening with the stars in support of drama education
Sears2012 Rachel McAdams, R.H. Thomson, Anusree Roy, David Lee, Yannah McIntosh, Adam and Jordan Pettle, Anne Michaels, Philip Akin, Gabi Epstein and Antoni Cimolino. These are just some of the Canadian stars who found their first talents as high school graduates of the Sears Ontario Drama Festival.

This star-studded gala evening is a 70th anniversary celebration that you won't want to miss. The gala will raise funds for the Ken & Ann Watts Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships and bursaries for those students in Festival productions who have demonstrated outstanding talent and promise for future careers in the performing arts.

The evening will feature performances and readings by many of Canada's great artists, as well as a reception to mingle with them following the show. You can help support drama education and the next R.H. Thomson, Antoni Cimolino, Anusree Roy or Philip Akin by attending the Sears Festival 70th Anniversary Gala.

When: Monday, May 9 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Hart House, East Common Room
Tickets: General Admission / cash bar (two buyer types)

$100 - regular (incl. $70 tax receipt and 1 drink ticket)

$30 - basic (includes 1 drink ticket)


More information and tickets here >>

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