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20/21 WAREHOUSE PLAYBILL

World Premiere
NEW
By Pamela Mala Sinha
Directed by Alan Dilworth
In association with Necessary Angel Theatre Company
November 5 – 21, 2020 (Preview November 4)
 
An inspiring story of risking it all and finding yourself, New tells the coming-of-age story of a group of immigrants from India in Winnipeg, 1970. In torpedo bras and skinny ties, and set against a backdrop of social upheaval, a doctor, a dancer, a professor, two students and a bride are all in search of freedom. But what they find is much greater than what they had expected. Written by Winnipeg-born playwright Pamela Mala Sinha, New grapples with the complexity of love, marriage and belonging, and shows us that it’s never too late to begin again.


THE WOLVES
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Krista Jackson
December 3 – 19, 2020 (Preview December 2)
 
A Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves takes us to the pitch for a teenage soccer team’s weekly warm-up. During pre-game rituals, we eavesdrop. Their preoccupations cover a mind-boggling range of topics: boys/girls, scholarships, Cambodian dictators, social hierarchies and, of course, kicking their next opponent. Label them at your peril – they’re tough to pin down. They want to fit in but need to stand out. They’re feral and fierce but soft at the core. Featuring fast-paced dialogue and fancy footwork, The Wolves is a refreshingly candid look at one of society’s most dismissed groups: teenage girls. They have a voice. They will only get stronger. They are The Wolves.


YAGA
By Kat Sandler
Directed by Ann Hodges
January 28 – February 13, 2021 (Preview January 27)
 
A cocky private investigator teams up with a small-town detective to find a missing person. The victim – if he’s missing at all – was a bad dog who left a trail of conquests in his wake. Top on the list is Kath, an older professor with a reputation for bedding students. Is she a woman scorned? Is she a suspect? Or is she something more sinister? As the case unravels, predator and prey become indistinguishable and no one is safe. In this murder mystery-revenge comedy, inspired by Baba Yaga folklore, Kat Sandler (Bang Bang) conjures a twisted fairy tale for a new age. Beware the wicked witch – her secrets are best left unearthed.


THE RUNNER
By Christopher Morris
Directed by Daniel Brooks
A Human Cargo Production
April 8 – 24, 2021 (Preview April 7)
 
“That’s all that matters. Kindness. An act of kindness.” When Jacob, a ZAKA volunteer in Israel, makes a split-second decision to save the life of a suspected stabber, instead of the soldier they may have killed, his world is changed forever. Based on a real-life rescue and recovery ZAKA member, the play urges us to consider the value of human connection in a world so profoundly divided. A powerful thriller from Toronto’s Human Cargo and winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding New Play.