Urban Planner: November 12, 2012
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Urban Planner: November 12, 2012

In today's Urban Planner, architect Dion Neutra talks about his work (and that of his father), playwright John Mighton talks about his new play, other playwrights read from their newly published plays, and a new storytelling night launches.

From left to right, Bethany Jillard, Chick Reid, and Pamela Sinha star in John Mighton's new play The Little Years. Mighton discusses the play at the Toronto Reference Library tonight. Photo by Cylla Von Tiedmann.

TALK: Richard Neutra was among the 20th century’s leading architects, advancing his art right up until his death in 1970. Dion Neutra, Richard’s architect son, speaks tonight at the Design Exchange’s Sons of Architecture lecture series. He’ll be talking about his efforts to preserve his father’s work. Design Exchange (234 Bay Street), 6:30 p.m., $10 (FREE for DX members.)

TALK: Mathematician and playwright John Mighton’s newest theatrical work, The Little Years, opened last week at the Tarragon Theatre. Mighton sits down for an in-depth chat with artist and facilitator Erin Brubacher tonight as part of the Toronto Public Library’s On Stage arts series. Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium (789 Yonge Street), 7 p.m., FREE.

READINGS: Playwrights Canada Press launches its fall slate of newly published plays tonight, with playwrights Brad Fraser, Catherine Hernandez, David Yee, and others on hand to read excerpts from new work, all of which will be on hand and for sale by Theatrebooks. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 7 p.m., FREE.

STORYTELLING: Co-producers Erin Rodgers and Brian Finch are launching a new monthly storytelling series tonight called “Tales of…” and the inaugural edition is appropriately about people’s “firsts.” Paul Bellini, Sara Hennessey, and Marco Bernardi are among the performers on the bill. The Rustic Owl (993 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $10.

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