BWW Preview: Montreal Fall Theatre Season
The Montreal English theatre season is picking up again with the Segal Centre's My Name Is Asher Lev which opened over the weekend. The adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel follows the story of a young Jewish man whose artistic talent separates him from his traditional family and threatens his relationship with community and faith. My Name is Asher Lev runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2 with tickets starting at $45.The Centaur Theatre is also starting off strong with a production of the West End hit, Constellations. The show is described as a "fantastical journey to parallel worlds where Marianne, a physicist and Roland, a beekeeper, fall in love, over and over again, in a multitude of ways." The two-person play features Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as Marianne and Roland, respectively. The show runs Oct. 4 to 30 with tickets starting at $39 for adults.
In terms of touring productions, the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier will host a short engagement (Oct. 18 - 23) of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella next month. The Broadway Across Canada brings the Tony-Award winning show to Montreal with tickets as low as $42.75.
Looking ahead to October, Teesri Duniya will be performing The Refugee Hotel in the Segal Studio as of Oct. 16. The play, written by Carmen Aguirre, "explores Canada's ability to accept, support and embrace refugees as new citizens." The Refugee Hotel runs until Nov. 13.Persephone Productions closes off the year with a new play, Jerome of Sandy Cove. The show, which includes an original score, promises to solve a "true Canadian mystery." It follows the story of a Nova Scotia man who was found clinging to life on the beach at Sandy Cove. Jerome of Sandy Cove opens Oct. 6 and runs until the 16th.