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Montreal

September

Persephone Productions presents Pool (No Water), by Mark Ravenhill. What does it mean to make art and what are we willing to sacrifice in the name of success? Sept. 3-15. www.segalcentre.org

Presented in Cherokee, Muscogee and English, Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ brings together components and concerns that inform an ­interdisciplinary and counter-colonial approach to performance. Sept. 12-14. www.m-a-i.qc.ca

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In Just For Us, Alex Edelman decides to covertly attend a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face to face with the people behind the keyboards. A hair-raising encounter and hilarious anecdotes. Sept. 17. www.segalcentre.org

In Cherry Docs, a Jewish legal-aid lawyer is assigned to defend a neo-Nazi skinhead accused of the heinous racially-motivated murder of a South Asian immigrant. Sept. 28-Oct. 9. www.mainlinetheatre.ca

October

Imago Theatre presents Foxfinder, by U.K. playwright Dawn King, and explores the impact climate change has on the psychology of fear and the human need for certainty. Oct. 5-15. www.m-a-i.qc.ca

The bilingual documentary theatre Cyclorama is set in three ­locations: the Centaur Theatre, the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, and a bus—complete with a tour guide that travels from one theatre to the next. Oct. 11- Nov. 5. www.centaurtheatre.com

Frankenstein: A Living Comic Book blends immersive comic book design and playful theatrical techniques. In this new family-friendly spin on the literary classic, Frankenstein confronts modern issues of climate change, artificial intelligence and our relationship to ­technology. World première. Oct. 20-30. www.segalcentre.org

On Halloween, adopt a disguise for Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show. Sing along with the musical-theatre masterpiece as camp sci-fi meets sexual exploration, glam-rock, and sensual fantasies. Oct. 20-31. www.mainlinetheatre.ca

In the mountains of Transylvania, a real estate agent meets a ­mysterious client, who just happens to be the most terrifying monster the world has ever known. Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors gives a Mel Brooks-esque twist on the classic tale. Oct. 23-Nov. 13. www.segalcentre.org

November

In the evening-length solo Babylift, Anh Vo’s attempts to conjure the ghosts of the Vietnam War. Determined to queer linear masculinist ­history, Vo weaves together cultural memories of the U.S. civil rights movement, freedom fantasies of the 1960s, pop culture, and current leftist activism. Nov. 24-26. www.m-a-i.qc.ca

In Sexual Misconduct Of The Middle Classes, writer Hannah Moscovitch looks into the intimate challenges within academia in the #MeToo era, through the character of a teacher who once had a ­relationship with his 19-year-old student. Directed by Eda Holmes. Nov. 8-27. www.centaurtheatre.com

Inspired by a true story, The Covenant is set in 1944 in a ­concentration camp, which appears to be a haven for Jewish people in the heart of Czechoslovakia. It is elaborately staged in order to ­conceal Nazi crimes against humanity. World première in November; precise show dates to be determined. www.segalcentre.org


Ottawa

Hot Brown Honey, a riotous cabaret, smashes stereotypes and fights the power with an explosion of colour, culture, and controversy. Sassy and empowering Indigenous theatre from Vancouver. Oct.12-15. www.nac-cna.ca

The Breathing Hole / AGLU ᐊᒡᓗ brings to life the legend of a polar bear cub adopted by an Inuk grandmother, showing those who honour the North and those who exploit it. Presented in English and Inuktitut. Nov.30-Dec.10. www.nac-cna.ca


Toronto

It’s time for King Lear to fade into the background. But his family ­spirals into madness. This production is running in repertory with Queen Goneril. Until Oct.1. www.soulpepper.ca

Set seven years before King Lear, Queen Goneril discovers Lear’s three daughters are trying to find their way, fighting a patriarchal ­system at odds with their aspirations. But how can they discover their voices when no one is listening? This production runs in repertory with King Lear. Until Oct 1. www.soulpepper.ca

Prepare for spectacular spells. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child races through time and can change past and future forever. Until Dec. 24. www.mirvish.com

Directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham, in a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya ­reunites the ­creative team from The Seagull, the 2017 acclaimed co-production with Canadian Stage and The Company Theatre. Sept. 6-Oct. 2. www.crowstheatre.com

The Shape Of Home: Songs in Search of Al Purdy is a theatrical concert that investigates the life and work of Canada’s well-known poet, Al Purdy. Sept. 11- 25. www.crowstheatre.com

From the creator of Kim’s Convenience comes a humorous story about the shaky rite of passage into parenthood: Bad Parent. Sept.15-Oct 9. www.soulpepper.ca

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, the critically ­acclaimed production of Singin’ In The Rain is back. Sept. 23-Oct 23 www.mirvish.com

Nominated for Best Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards, The Shark Is Broken reveals the behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Jaws. Sept. 25-Nov. 6. www.mirvish.com

Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominated and National ­Endowment for the Arts award winner for Outstanding New ­American Play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a dark comedy set during the chaos of the 2003 American occupation of Iraq. Oct. 11-Nov 6. www.crowstheatre.com

When a highly celebrated production in Europe finally opens on Broadway, the audiences respond with shock and the cast is charged with obscenity. Indecent, a musical by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is inspired by this explosive moment in theatre history. Oct. 14-Nov. 6. www.mirvish.com

Mean Girls shows you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Oct. 25-Nov 27. www.mirvish.com

Red Velvet tells how, in 1833, a young Black American actor is asked to take over the role of Othello after a great actor collapses onstage. His groundbreaking performance upends centuries of British stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved. Nov. 22-Dec. 18. www.crowstheatre.com

Based on the true story of Cornish singing sensations and their hit 2019 movie, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is a road trip into ­friendship and music. Precise show dates to be determined. November-January. www.mirvish.com

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