by Nick Payne (Canadian Stage/Centaur Theatre). A man and woman’s chance encounter sets off a chain of events in which each choice shapes an entirely different future. Previews from Nov 8, opens Nov 10 and runs to Nov 27, Tue-Thu & Sat 8 pm, Fri 7 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1 pm. $39-$99.
Paynes romantic drama imagines multiple outcomes in the relationship between a quantum physicist (Cara Ricketts) and a beekeeper (Graham Cuthbertson). Despite the plays strivings toward profundity and two committed performances, it remains more intellectual exercise than fully developed work. Peter Hinton and his design team try to cleverly orient us in each scene. But the play stops, starts, begins again and gradually makes us lose patience.
NN (Glenn Sumi)
Location - Bluma Appel Theatre