Take a walk on the Wildside at the Centaur Theatre
Annual festival lets small theatre productions reach larger audiences
This year’s Wildside Festival has a little something for everyone, from burlesque to Dostoevsky to one-man shows. Centaur’s annual festival showcases the work of both international and local small theatre ensembles as well as favourites from the summer’s Montreal Fringe Festival. The 14th edition includes three shows from the 2010 Fringe: Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!, Rant Demon and Uncalled For’s Hypnogogic Logic. Local talent is Mike Czuba’s I AM I and Johanna Nutter in Duplicity Girls, in addition to a show that’s been winning awards in the US (…the itsy bitsy spider…), a one-man retelling of Hamlet and an exploration of Montreal’s 1990s-era strip clubs (Neon Nightz). The best part? The shows are affordable; $13 for regular tickets and $10.50 for students.
The Wildside Festival runs until Jan. 16. For more information, check out www.centaurtheatre.com.