Toronto Fringe Fest is finished for the year – this amazing event celebrated its 30th anniversary. But even though Fringe is finished, there’s still great theatre coming to Bloor West Village. The 2018-19 season of the Village Players is right around the corner!
Toronto’s Bloor West Village Players have been producing incredible theatre since 1974. The non-profit production company offers high-quality, affordable entertainment to the community. Everyone deserves a chance to go to the theatre, and this the Village Players, you can be in the theatre too!
The company is an active part of the community, providing opportunities for training and participation in all the aspects of the theatre. The success of The Village Players lies on its ability to remain community based. Anyone can volunteer or audition for a role – all it takes is a love of theatre, enthusiasm, and a desire to use your skills in a common project (and learn new ones).
Every year the 162-seat theatre is filled to watch one of their 5 Mainspace plays. Watch the theatre come to life from September to May with the Bloor West Village Players.
Find the theatre downstairs at 2190E Bloor Street West, on the north side, just east of Runnymede subway station.
September 7 – 29
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; directed by Ken Stern
“A new crisis stirs up old resentments for a troubled family in this witty and warm-hearted Pulitzer Prize-winning drama”
November 2 – 24
Anybody for Murder by Brian Clemens; directed by Anne Harper
“Everybody on this Greek island wants to kill somebody. Who, if anyone, will succeed? A comedy-thriller in the best tradition”
January 11 – February 2
Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson; directed by Mike Hiller
“Peanuts and bananas fuel a marathon writing session that results in the Gone with the Wind screenplay. Based on true events”
March 1 – 23
Late Company by Jordan Tannahill; directed by Valary Cook
“Guilt and blame are on the menu in this hard-hitting drama about a family tragedy – by an exciting young Canadian playwright.”
April 26 – May 28
Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith; directed by Katherine Bignell-jones
“Adjoining motel rooms, incompetent cops and a Highland hitman result in raucous laughter in this rollicking comedy.”
Don’t miss out on the fun this fall. 2018-19 subscriptions are now on sale!
“The only way is up. We, the Village Players, evolved from meagre beginnings to the plateau you see today – the opening of a permanent theatre here in West Toronto. But, it is only a plateau, for our horizons lay much farther, our standards set much higher . . . Only you, our present and potential audience can make it happen-by sharing your knowledge, your talents and enthusiasm. We appeal for your involvement; no contribution is too small. Together, we can make it happen.”
~ Cyndi Gordine, 1977