Urban Planner: October 3, 2011
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Urban Planner: October 3, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: Trampoline Hall tackles fertility, bike laws, and bad news; Ahuri Theatre performs A Fool's Life for other theatre peeps (and you); Theatre 20 showcases Eliza Jane-Scott as Amelia; and the Snuff Box Live packs 'em in.

Actor Haruna Kondo in a scene from Ahuri Theatre's A Fool's Life. Photo by Katherine Fleitas.

LECTURE: It’s Trampoline Hall night once more in Toronto! You know the drill: show up early if you didn’t get an advance ticket, and don’t be late. Tonight’s curator, Daniel Shapiro (Awkward Show & Tell), has enlisted Elizabeth Strater, who will, um… show & tell about a fertility talisman; Phil Bredehoeft, to discuss the convoluted thinking behind out-of-date bicycle laws; and Mike Goldberg, who’s gonna hopefully tell us how to deal with bad news. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 7:40 p.m. (show at 8 p.m.), $5.

THEATRE: It can be difficult for theatre artists and workers to support each other’s work when they’re working regular nights themselves, so it’s always great when a company like Ahuri Theatre does a Monday night show that most of the city’s other theatre professionals can attend. Even better, their Monday night performance of A Fool’s Life, a multidisciplinary show based on the writing of Akutagawa Ryunosuke, is a PWYC affair, for everyone—no sort of union card required. The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., PWYC.

MUSICALTheatre 20‘s third and final concert of their initial season is a concert version of Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly, which lead Eliza-Jane Scott has been playing in full at Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC’s run ended on Sunday.) Scott and her co-stars, Steven Gallagher and Karin Randoja, are raising money for the new company, to launch it towards a full-fledged slate of musicals. The ticket price is a bit high, but Scott in particular has plenty of local fans of her work, as does playwright John Gray (Rock & Roll, Billy Bishop Goes to WAR). Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street), 8 p.m., $59–$69 (limited and cheaper rush tickets available one hour before the show).

COMEDY: British comedy duo Snuff Box are on our side of the pond, performing live to promote their DVD release, and there’s definitely a fan base for them in Toronto; their 8 p.m. show has completely sold out, so Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher will be doing a second set at 9:30 p. m. (and the second show of the night is often the funniest, loosest, and dirtiest). Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $10.


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