Even This Old Town Was A Forest

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Even This Old Town Was A Forest
More Less
Even This Old Town Was A Forest says

Shows are at 2pm and 7pm

Toronto, 1735.
It is a starving time, with little food to last the long winter. The forest is cold, giant monsters haunt the darkness, and now that we’re here we’re all stuck together - forever.

Abequa has running disease and can’t find her father. Becky needs Jonathan to sell a poem. Jonathan’s new freedom has alarming effects on his poetry. William thinks if he’s more like Jonathan, Mary will love him. Mary wants to follow God’s calling and live as a shepherd nun in the forest.

And the stranger is terrifying, but misses a lot of social cues.

When Mary and Becky decide to flee religious persecution, poverty, and despair in England they end up in a land much less romantic than even their husbands. What they don’t know is that something is hunting them. Something worse than an animal or a spirit. And when it catches them they will be trapped here forever. Stuck together for eternity for no reason other than desperation and circumstance, just like the rest of us.

Even This Old Town Was A Forest is a fictional story based on the real people acting it out on stage that asks “how could we all be friends and share a space and life together if we were in the Canadian wilderness of the 18th Century?”

October 15-23
Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm
Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
(no 2pm show on the 15th)

All Tickets $25
Limited PWYC Available at the 2pm performances Oct 22 & 23

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West

created by
BIrdtown and Swanville

text by
Aurora Stewart de Peňa

creative director
Nika Mistruzzi

Jon Blair, William Ellis, Cara Gee, Donna Maloney, Naomi Skwarna, Norman Yeung

designs by
Sofia Bohdanowicz, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, Vanessa Fischer, Jill Holmberg, Allie Marshall, Kristina McNamee, Alia O’Brien, James Vanderklein, Andrew Zukerman

Mark Aikman

photo by
Natalie Novak
More Less
1 person listening