Promises to a Divided City: Toronto


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photo: Michael Barker

The Theatre Centre presents Promises to a Divided City. Toronto has been repeatedly described as a divided city, with a debilitating crisis of perception: viewed from the suburbs, the cappuccino-sipping downtown elites want their glittering art galleries, bike lanes, and organic toilet paper; viewed from the centre, the suburbs want their Big Macs, cars and bulk toilet paper. But is that all that’s going on here? Just a little clash of cultures? We don’t think so.

Promises to A Divided City is a data-driven performance examining socioeconomic dynamics in the city and in the body, and inviting audiences to participate in addressing the divided Toronto. With a cast of over 30 performers from across the GTA, the show blasts the audience through economic and biological realities and lands them into a cozy vision of what this city has to offer.

Tired of wasting time talking about Rob Ford? Let’s hang out together and try to fix this place.

When: Friday, May 30 @ 7:00, 7:40, 8:20, 9:00, 9:40PM and Saturday, May 31 @ 4:00, 4:40, 5:20, 6:00, 6:40, 7:20PM
Where: The Theatre Centre's New Live Arts Hub & Incubator, 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto
Tickets: $10-15. Check HERE for more information.
Special instructions: All patrons will be asked to fill out a survey – online or in person. For in-person live surveying, please arrive 20 minutes before your selected show time.

Promises to a Divided City has been supported by Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto.