Happening today: Weird Ladies sell out at Fringe, Wrecking Ball #13, and the Toronto Review of Books masquerade party.
THEATRE: The Edward Bond Festival comes to a close tonight with the thirteenth installment of Wrecking Ball, appropriately titled, The Wrecking Bond. What is Wrecking Ball, you ask? Noted playwrights Jason Sherman, Cliff Cardinal, Rosa Laborde, Brad Fraser, and Djanet Sears have each written a play based on Edward Bond’s life and work in just one week. Their actors and directors then had one week to learn and rehearse said play. A Q&A with Edward Bond will follow the performances. The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West), 8p.m., PWYC.
WORDS: The Toronto Review of Books is celebrating the launch of their fourth issue and first year of publication with a masquerade party. The Occupy Issue, aptly released two years after Toronto’s G20 debacle, examines the different meanings and uses of the word “occupy.” The issue also includes a feature essay on face coverings and prohibitions thereof, ranging from hoodies to the niqab. Tonight, instead of fearing the mask, it will be celebrated. Poetry Jazz Café (224 Augusta Avenue) 8 p.m., PWYC (and bring a mask).
COMEDY: Selling one’s artistic integrity has never been so amusing! In preparation for both the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe festivals, Two Weird Ladies are holding an auction fundraiser. For as little as $2, have a character named after you, or have your hometown, high school, or workplace referenced in a sketch. Big spenders might even get an on-stage cameo. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $5.
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