Trending in Theatre This Week: Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest, High, Unspoken, West Side Story, Throne of Games
By Brianne Hogan
Beyond the Cuckoo's Nest
In a nod to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Roy’s new play, Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest, explores teen mental issues through three teenagers who meet at a drop-in group.
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E., 416-862-2222. May 9-17.
Smokey-voiced Kathleen Turner stars in this exclusive engagement about a nun who tries to help a drug addict combat his inner demons.
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W., 416-872-1212. May 8-13.
This new play of vignettes explores the grey matter of relationships through the poems of W.B. Yeats, so you know it’s going to be pretty heavy. “The Second Coming” anyone?
Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin St., 647-770-3837. May 7-13.
Get your fingers ready to snap as the Jets and Sharks battle it out with badass pirouetting, while Tony and Maria give Romeo and Juliet a run for their money as the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers in this classic Broadway musical.
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., 416-644-3665. May 8 - June 13.
Fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones will get a kick out of this improv show that takes on George R. R. Martin’s epic saga and turns it into a series of four hour-long shows, featuring 17 of Toronto’s hottest up-and-coming comedic talents.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., 416-551-6540. May 2-23.