Apr
26
Jun 4

NY Directorial Debut: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN

  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre

Seven Spots on the Sun by Martín Zimmerman

Directed by Weyni Mengesha (New York Directorial Debut)
In partnership with The Sol Project
Previews April 26 for an opening May 10 and runs through June 4

The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war.  But when a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. And when Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and the violence that tore San Isidro apart. A meditation on mourning, redemption, and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun follows each character’s attempt to come to terms with the extraordinary loss they have suffered and the miracles they have witnessed.

Jul
1
Jul 30

Soulpepper on 42nd Street at the Signature Theatre

  • The Pershing Square Signature Center
In July of 2017, Soulpepper heads to New York City for four weeks of programming at The Pershing Square Signature Center, on 42nd St, designed by Torontonian Frank Gehry! Soulpepper's New York presence will coincide with the beginning of the company's 20th anniversary season and Canada's 150th anniversary as a nation.

Mar
25
Apr 9

David Mirvish presents the Why Not Theatre production of BUTCHER

  • Panasonic Theatre


By Nicolas Billon
Directed by Weyni Mengesha

WINNER of the 2016 DORA MARVOR MOORE AWARD for BEST DIRECTION. BUTCHER returns in a large scale production at the Panasonic theatre. 

Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.

For lack of a better word, IT IS THRILLING. – TORONTO STAR
An Excruciatingly Excellent Production. – NATIONAL POST

 

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Mar
8
Mar 19

The Segal Centre Presents Kim's Convenience in Montreal

  • Segal Theatre

KIM'S CONVENIENCE by Ins Choi | directed by Weyni Mengesha

The Segal Centre is proud to present Kim's Convenience, the most successful new Canadian play in recent history. This humorous and poignant story of a Korean-Canadian family has become a smash hit from coast to coast.

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Feb
8
Feb 25

Kim's Convenience Returns to Soulpepper in 2017

  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts - Michael Young Theatre
Kim's Convenience returns home to Toronto and the Soulpepper Theatre in Feb 2017

Kim's Convenience returns home to Toronto and the Soulpepper Theatre in Feb 2017

KIM'S CONVENIENCE by Ins Choi | directed by Weyni Mengesha

Soulpepper alumnus Ins Choi, packs a powerful family drama under a comfortable exterior of sitcom-style humour. Directed by Weyni Mengesha, this play returns home to Toronto a Canadian classic in the making.

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Jan
11
Feb 5

Kim's Convenience at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Neptune Theatre

KIM'S CONVENIENCE by Ins Choi | directed by Weyni Mengesha

Come on in, Kim’s Convenience is open! This corner store comedy, created by Ins Choi, packs a powerful family drama under a comfortable exterior of sitcom-style humour. Mr. Kim, the store’s Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighborhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Canadian classic in the making.

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Sep
24
Oct 23

Bars and Measures at Boston Court

  • Boston Court Performing Arts Center
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere | Play by Idris Goodwin | Directed by Weyni Mengesha

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere | Play by Idris Goodwin | Directed by Weyni Mengesha

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere Directed by Weyni Mengesha and Presented by The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, CA

BARS and MEASURES by Idris Goodwin

Two brothers, both musicians. The classical pianist  is Christian. The jazz bassist is Muslim. When Bilal is accused of being a terrorist and jailed awaiting trial, Eric tries to stay connected by pushing aside his own classical aspirations in order to learn big brother's jazz style. Separated by prison bars and religious convictions, the brothers scat and be-bop through their shared language of music. As his brother's trial progresses, Eric becomes disillusioned and struggles to decide if he believes the charges levied against his beloved older brother, or if false accusations make him a beleaguered martyr to a prejudiced, paranoid nation.

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