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20/21 MAINSTAGE PLAYBILL

World Premiere
BURNING MOM
By Mieko Ouchi
NEW DATES January 7 – 30, 2021 (Preview January 6)
 
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At 63, Dorothy expected to jump into the RV and take off with her husband at the wheel. Now facing life without her co-pilot, she makes a terrifying decision. She’s going to Burning Man. In the RV she’s never driven. To join thousands of revellers in the Nevada desert at the world’s largest art festival. Based on the playwright’s mother, Burning Mom follows one woman’s exploits as she sheds the pain and grief of the past so she may fully embrace the future. Told with bittersweet humour and hard-won courage, Dorothy’s story will have you rooting for her all the way. Burning Man or bust. Who’s coming along for the ride?


THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
By Matthew Lopez
NEW DATES February 18 – March 13, 2021 (Preview February 17)

Casey has the Elvis moves down cold but Cleo’s isn’t doing so hot. Even so, he’s all shook up when the bar owner replaces him with a drag show. With a baby on the way, Casey hangs up the white jumpsuit and tends bar until a drag queen on a bender leaves them high and dry. Faced with big stilettos to fill, Casey reluctantly – and hilariously – undergoes a transformation that will change his life. Soon the adoring crowds are calling for Georgia McBride but his loved ones are in the dark. Showcasing dazzling performances, killer outfits and the best drag show anthems, The Legend of Georgia McBride proves that life is a drag – and isn’t it fabulous!


CALPURNIA
By Audrey Dwyer
A co-production with Canada’s National Arts Centre
March 25 – April 17, 2021 (Preview March 24)
 
A hilarious and provocative look at class, race and family dynamics in a wealthy Jamaican-Canadian home. While Julie, a screenwriter, seeks to redress To Kill a Mockingbird through the perspective of Calpurnia – the Finch family maid – her father is consumed by plans for an important dinner, where he hopes to land his son in a prestigious law firm. As Precy, their long-time Filipina housekeeper, busily prepares for the occasion, ideas and opinions collide and are met with outrageous results. A brave, insightful play about privilege with lots of laughs along the way.


THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
NEW DATES May 6 – 29, 2021 (Preview May 5)
 
Adventure meets romance in this cheeky and classic story of friendship and valour. D’Artagnan has arrived in Paris dreaming of joining the King’s Musketeers. He meets the famous trio: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, but will he prove himself worthy to join their ranks and fight to defend the King’s honour? D’Artagnan’s heroism is put to the test when he discovers a secret plot devised by the manipulative Cardinal Richelieu. An exciting and hilarious adventure, complete with swashbuckling sword fights, political intrigue and well-plumed hats, this action-packed tale will be one for all, and all for one.