City Something: Theatre, theatre, theatre

So much theatre so little time. Opening this week: Puente Theatre, Paper Street Theatre Co, and Island Repertory Theatre

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the third week of November, and that before long we’ll have more grey rainy days than we’ll know what to do with. But that’s alright when there’s a ton of entertaining things to keep you dry and happy.

Coming up this week: Theatre, theatre and more theatre. Puente Theatre is hosting a symposium titled Sharing the Legacy: Embracing Diversity and the Practice of Inclusive Theatre in a Changing Society. Running Thurs, Nov. 17 until Sun, Nov. 20 at the First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral) and the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard), the symposium is open to the public and includes four panel discussions, four workshops and a showcase of multicultural theatre including Dream, a play for actors and puppets by Runaway Moon Theatre and Theatre SKAM’s Cariboo Buckaroo. Registration and more info at puentetheatre.ca.

Paper Street Theatre Co. returns to the stage with the near-impossible feat of dramatic absurd improv An Improvised Samuel Beckett, led by Pick of the Fringe performer Dave Morris and featuring five improvisers, Thurs, Nov. 17 and Fri, Nov. 18 at Intrepid Theatre Club. Doors: 7:30 p.m., show: 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

The Island Repertory Company is performing David Mamet’s provacative Glengarry Glen Ross Nov. 16 to19 and Nov. 23 to 26 at 8 p.m. at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra) and Nov. 18, 19, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Find out how tough times call for tough measures in a Chicago real-estate office, featuring a cast of local favourites including Howie  Siegel, Wes Borg and Morgan Cranny. Tickets are $20 at the door.

The Belfry and Langham Court Theatre also have plays opening this week. See previews for information.

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