Reading series: Golden Door

Please join Praxis Theatre for the first in its series of original play readings. This month, we are pleased to present Catherine Frid’s Golden Door.

From the author:
Golden Door explores the shift from our group orientation when society is under threat, to our present day demands that as individuals we have the right to do almost anything. And it exposes the dangers at both ends of this arc.

WHAT: Reading of Catherine Frid’s Golden Door
WHEN: Wednesday, December 6 @ 8 pm
WHERE: The Concord Café – 937 Bloor St. West
(Just West of Ossington Station on the south side)

Discussion and refreshments to follow.
For more information, please contact Simon Rice.

Free money: $36 for $25

OK – here’s the deal: The Harbourfront Centre Theatre is offering an “artist’s discount” on the acclaimed Art of Time Ensemble: Arnold Schoenberg – A Portrait.

Heres how to get your discounted tickets:
Just call the Harbourfront Centre Theatre box office at 416-973-4000 and ask for the special “$25 artist price”. This offer is also available at the door each concert night but advance purchase is recommended.

Thursday, November 9 @ 8 pm
Friday, November 10 @ 8 pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queen’s Quay W.

Tickets are regularly $36. So that’s $11 of FREE money!

Help send Fish Eyes to India – this Sunday

The Dora-nominated Fish Eyes is back for an encore, one-night-only performance to raise funds for its December trip to India’s Other Festival.

It’s the story of Meena, an exceptional Indian dancing teenager who would trade it all in just to be a “normal” high school girl. Luckily Kalyani Aunty (her spunky, pro-India dance teacher) is still around to remind Meena of the importance of embracing her origins and her talents through Bollywood absurdity and laughter.

Catch the show that celebrates the joys of heritage and heartaches of youth. Don’t miss this last chance to see what everyone has been talking about!

Sunday, November 5 @ 7pm
Theatre Passe Muraille

16 Ryerson Ave (north of Queen St., east of Bathurst St.)
Tickets: $15 (plus applicable service charges)
Box office: 416-504-7529

Plus: Food and a silent auction after the show

UnSpun puts the FUN in Friday

Join the UnSpun Theatre crew this Friday for its fun-filled FUNRAZOR! – a fundraiser for its upcoming production of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump!

Friday, November 3, 2006.
Clinton’s Tavern – 693 Bloor St. West

(east of Christie Station)
Doors at 8:30 pm.
Admission $10.

The sketch comedy of Dinkus and The Remainders; and the music of Sunparlour Players and The Northwest Division!

Silent auction! Drinking! Laughing!
Clapping and stomping! Romance!* Visiting!
*May not contain romance.

All funds raised at the FUNRAZOR! go toward the costs of UnSpun’s upcoming indie production Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

Six things to do this October in Toronto

ARCfest – Toronto’s Social Justice Arts Festival, runs from October 22nd-29th and features over 100 artists in 25 events exploring local social justice issues. Taking place in Queen West, Parkdale, and other venues across Toronto, the festival includes a diverse program of seasoned and emerging artists, panel discussions, speakers, workshops, and artist-community collaborations.

Here’s what’s happening at the theatre end of things:

All performances at The Great Hall Downstairs 1087 Queen Street West (at Dovercourt).

1) blood.claat
written and performed by d’bi.young, percussion/vocals Amina Alfred, directed by Weyni Mengesha
Wednesday, Oct 25th, 9:00pm.
Suggested Donation $20

2) The Palace of the End

a staged reading of a new play about the war in Iraq written and directed by Judith Thompson, featuring Anne Anglin, Erin Mackinnon, and Julian Richings
Thursday, October 26th, 8:00pm.
By Donation

3) Behind the Brickz & To The Power of Me
original plays by two new youth theatre companies, The A.M.Y Project and The Circle Playhouse
Friday October 27th, 8:00pm.
Suggested Donation $10

4) One Block in Parkdale
an original site-specific play taking place along an entire block of Parkdale
4 performances on Saturday, October 28th. 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm. Meet outside the Parkdale Library 1303 Queen St West.
By Donation

5) Professionally Ethnic

a staged-reading of a new play by Bobby Del Rio, directed by Ross Manson, featuring Mark Andrada, Nick Carella, David Ferry, and Cara Ricketts
Sunday, October 29th, 2:00pm.
By Donation

6) The Wrecking Ball
– new political theatre
featuring readings of new works by Daniel MacIvor and Hannah Moscovitch
Sunday October 29th, 8:00pm.
By Donation (for a full program of events)

BUY TICKETS NOW at or call 416-978-8849