Trending in Theatre This Week: The Game of Love and Chance, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Melville Boys, Armide and more
By Brianne Hogan
The Game of Love and Chance (Image: lucetg.com)
In true commedia dell’arte style, a betrothed couple who have never met trade places with their servants in order to spy on each other before they say “I do.”
Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E., 416-368-3110. April 16-May 12.
Before the days of drunk texting, poets would weave stories of their lost loves in a drunken stupor in front of a bar audience, just like the young poet Hoffmann does in this opera by Jacques Offenbach.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., 416-363-8231. April 10-May 14.
In a ‘90s-inspired retelling of the classic comedy by William “Shakes,” cast members wear a lot of neon and rave like there’s no tomorrow. Party on.
Breakout Studios, 1541 Bayview Ave. April 16 - 25.
Get excited for cottage season with this play about two pairs of siblings who have their cottage getaway plans changed by a chance meeting with each other.
Alumnae Theatre, Studio, 70 Berkeley St., 416-364-4170. April 12-28.
In typical operatic style, a doomed love affair between a Christian knight and a Muslim princess is full of passion, jealousy and a lot of “money notes.”
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St., 1-855-622-2787. April 14-21.