Detroit, Miss Shakespeare & Louis Riel Day Celebration

This week we take a trip to the suburbs of Detroit, explore feminism and art with Miss Shakespeare, and celebrate Louis Riel with dance.

1. Detroit

The cast of Detroit. Photo by Shimon Karmel.

Mitch and Murray Productions present Lisa D’Amour’s Pulitzer nominated, Detroit (until Nov 19). Tackling homelessness and addictcion, this dark comedy is just as at home in the Motor City as it is in our own backyard.

2. Miss Shakespeare

Feminism, fun and a little history lesson collide in Miss Shakespeare

The Firehall Arts Centre presents a remount of the Tracey Power/Steve Charles penned Miss Shakespeare (until Nov 26). Winner for outstanding production of a musical (small theatre) at this year’s Jessie Awards, it asks the question ‘what if’ William Shakespeare’s daughter Judith had the same literary passion as her father.

3. The 11th Annual Louis Riel Day Celebration

V’ni Dansi celebrates Louis Riel with the traditional and the contemporary.

V’ni Dansi celebrates the vitality of Métis culture with its 11th annual Louis Riel Day Celebration (Nov 12). The evening features a double bill including the premiere of a contemporary solo by that company’s artistic director Yvonne Chartrand, and traditional dances performed by the Louis Riel Métis Dancers.