Law Students and Lawyers at Vimy – We Remember – April 4-29

 

This exhibition remembers the service and sacrifice of the dozens of law students and lawyers who served at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917. Curator Patrick Shea tells the brave and poignant stories of these young men, and reflects upon the Canadian legal profession’s contribution to World War I. The Battle of Vimy Ridge continues to live in the hearts and minds of Canadians, especially during this month of April, in the 100th anniversary year.

EXHIBITION:
April 4 – April 29, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday April 7, 2017
17:30 – 19:30

The exhibition is in the ballroom of Campbell House Museum, which looks out over Toronto’s legal precinct and Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada. It was at this intersection of Queen and University that the City of Toronto originally proposed Vimy Circle, a monumental plan of curved buildings and radiating streets that would have radically altered the city that we know today.

Patrick Shea, LSM is a Partner at Gowling WLG.  He served as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves and was the person behind the 2014 grant of honorary calls to 58 Ontario law students killed in World War I. 

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen & University – March 1-31

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen and University, How will you begin to notice? Exhibition runs March 1-31

Photo copyright: Sam Javanrouh

Photograph by Sam Javanrouh

Co-curated by Emily Berg, India Burchell, and Jane Campbell

What do you see at the iconic intersection of Queen & University? This exhibit uncovers a vibrant past, and also brings a contemporary perspective through Sam Javanrouh’s new photographs and the curators’ consideration of public space theory and urban aesthetics. An interactive window station will encourage mindfulness and curiosity.

EXHIBITION:
March 1 – March 31, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM

Curators Emily, India, and Jane are Master of Museum Studies students at the University of Toronto — Faculty of Information. Look Both Ways is their final year exhibition project.

This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Torontos Intersections Festival which runs from March 6-31.  Myseum Intersections is an annual festival of exhibits and events showcasing different perspectives of the city’s natural, cultural, and historic diversity. #MyseumX

Myseum of TorontoFaculty of Information - University of Toronto

 

Dancock’s Dance – February 1 – 5

Photo of performers in the BallroomDancock’s Dance
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)

Tickets: $30
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com 

Performances:
February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT

NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: February 5 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).

World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage. 

In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do.  Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.

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Elizabeth-Darcy returns to Campbell House

The smash hit Elizabeth-Darcy returns for another holiday season!

Elizabeth – Darcy features returning cast Kate Werneburg (Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale), and a new performer, Peyton LeBarr. Ms. LeBarr is a core creator for Spiel Players Theatre Collective and was nominated for Outstanding Actress for a 2015 My Theatre Award for her performance as Viola in Twelfth Night for Alehouse Theatre. Other team members include director Tom Arthur Davis (Governor General’s Award winning Mamoud, Situational Anarchy), stage manager and patron shepherd Steve Vargo (Seams, The Harvester), and co-producer Isidra Cruz.

After selling every ticket before opening night in December 2015, this immersive comedy has become a beloved Toronto holiday tradition. Three more performances have been added to this year’s run to meet public demand for tickets. Audiences have proved themselves eager to engage with Elizabeth – Darcy’s playful, spirited style, which remains true to Austen’s classic story while invigorating it with a refreshing, gender-bending twist.

“A delight. NNNN” – NOW Magazine

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at Campbell House Museum box office by phone: 416-597-0227 ext. 2.

Show times:

December 13th, 8pm
December 14th, 8pm
December 15th, 8pm
December 16th, 8pm
December 17th, 2 and 8 pm
December 18th, 2 and 8 pm

Please note patrons must be able to climb stairs.

The original version of the Elizabeth-Darcy stage play was co-created by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg and premiered in July of 2013. Kate Werneburg and Peyton LeBarr appear with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.

HOGTOWN takes over Campbell House!

The Hogtown Collective and Campbell House Museum present Hogtown: The Immersive Experience, July 6-August 28, http://hogtownexperience.com

 

Fresh from a successful, sold-out run in January, HOGTOWN is a site-specific multi-storied musical set in 1920’s Toronto. It boasts a cast of over 30 actors, featuring some of the city’s brightest stars including David Keeley (URINETOWN, ASSASSINS, MAMMA MIA, ROCK OF AGES), Gabi Epstein (ONCE, FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Lori Nancy Kalamanski (MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING, e-DENTITY, GLADSTONE VARIATIONS).

Price: $39-$45
Dates: July 6-August 28 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm)
For more information: hogtownexperience.com
For tickets: hogtown.brownpapertickets.com

Some of the gentlemen of Hogtown

Jerome Bourgault as Thomas Foster, Dov Mickelson as Tracy Doyle, and Allan Price as Lol Solomon

Please note, there will be no tours of the museum on weekends throughout the run of Hogtown because of the matinee performances.