Young People's Theatre's SCARBERIA Runs Now Through May 1

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is proud to present the world premiere of SCARBERIA, a riveting mystery commissioned by YPT and workshopped at the Banff Centre Playwrights Colony. Written by award-winning expat Canadian Evan Placey, SCARBERIA will be presented in The Studio from April 18 to May 1.

The fate of two sets of boys - one in Scarborough, Ontario and one in Scarborough, England - are linked by one body found washed up on a beach.

SCARBERIA follows the stories of these four boys: one pair knows the drowned girl and must manage the fallout of her disappearance; the other pair searches for the cause of death of a stranger. As each teen tries to navigate out of his increasingly troubled situation, he finds his city and its poor reputation refuses to release its grip on his future prospects. Each must make a decision to change his world or be imprisoned by it.

"If a best friend is the kind you believe you'll have for life and for whom you'd do anything... is there anything youwouldn't do?" asks YPT Artistic Director, Allen MacInnis. "SCARBERIA is a tense and provocative examination of the price of friendship and the limits of loyalty."

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino. Featuring Shelly Antony, Mishka Thébaud and Alejandra Simmons.

Set and Costume Designer: Joanna Yu; Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay; Sound Designer: Michelle Bensimon; Dramaturg/Assistant Director: Stephen Colella; Dialect Coach: Robert Gontier; Stage Manager: Marie-Claude Valiquet.

This new play by Evan Placey, who grew up in Scarborough, ON, has been inspired by working directly with young people in York and Scarborough England, and North York and Scarborough, Ontario.



By Evan Placey

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

In the Studio April 18 to May 1, 2016
Recommended for ages 14 and up

Opening: Thursday, April 21 at 8 PM

Previews: April 18 & 19 at 10:30 AM | April 20 & 21 at 12:45 PM

Performances: April 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 10:30 AM & 1:15 PM | Sunday, April 24 at 1PM & 4 PM | May 1 at 2:30 PM

At Young People's Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto

Tickets: $19-$24 + HST & service charges | Online: | Prices subject to change without notice.

Box Office: 416.862.2222 | For more information visit

Related Articles View More Toronto Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Never Miss a Story
Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram