The production opens April 20th at The Assembly Theatre, at 1479 Queen Street W, and will run through April 29th.

CASEY AND DIANA to Begin Performances Next Week at the Stratford Festival

The Flare Productions, the new Toronto feminist indie production company, has announced tickets on sale for their April 2023 production of "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" by Lauren Gunderson.

The play explores the possibilities presented to the French scientist and marquise, Emilie du Chatelet, if she were given the chance to revisit her life. According to Concord Theatricals, the rights holders of the play, "Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves; and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history."

The Toronto production is directed by Canadian and American emerging director, Gabrielle Bauman, who, along with the show's movement director Anikka Hanson, create a metaphysical world of astronomy, lust and Baroque era court life. The play weaves internal fears and struggles with jealous, ego and sprinklings of humour.

The production opens April 20th at The Assembly Theatre, at 1479 Queen Street W, and will run through April 29th. Curtain each night is at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at Click Here

The show features Aurora McClennan and Carling Tedesco, alternating the role of Emilie, Mason Sheaves as Voltaire, Marissa Rasmussen as Soubrette, Tanner Homonko as Gentleman and Desiree Brathwaite as Madam.

The Flare Productions is proud to continue to amplify the stories and voices of women, female storytellers, and artists often left out of production spaces, as a company created by and run by those of the gender minorities. For more information on The Flare, go to

This production is recommended for audiences 14 and up due to sexual situations. Masks are mandatory in the theatre for the duration of each performance.

"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


The National Ballet of Canada's Principal Character Artist Alejandra Perez-Gomez Retires After 25 Years

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announced that Principal Character Artist Alejandra Perez-Gomez will retire after 25 years with the National Ballet at the end of the 2022/23 season in June.

LA FORCE Comes to TD Music Hall

TD Music Hall welcomes indie pop singer-songwriter, La Force to TD Music Hall on Friday, November 24, 2023. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, June 2 at 10am ET.

Bad Hats/Soulpepper's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Leads Dora Award Nominations

At a press conference held at Meridian Hall, the Toronto Alliance for the  Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 228 nominations for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto for the 2022-2023 season. Also announced at the press conference was the recipient of the Province of Ontario’s Pauline McGibbon Award. 

Art of Time Ensemble Reveals 25th Anniversary Season & Ensuing Closure

This year Art of Time Ensemble, led by its founding Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, will celebrate its 25th anniversary and announced its final concert season. Mr. Burashko has announced an exciting slate of live concerts and special projects that span the next 18 months, after which he plans to wind down the critically acclaimed arts organization in 2025.


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