Ithaka, PEP (Piano & Erhu Project) and Hairspray
Ithaka, PEP (Piano & Erhu Project) and Hairspray

This week a returning war vet goes on an Odyssean adventure, Music on Main kicks off a Month of Tuesdays, and the lawyers take on racism in 1962 Baltimore.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] Excavation Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Andrea Stolowitz’s Ithaka (May 3-14). Returning from her latest tour in Afghanistan, Andrea is having a tough time adapting to civilian life, and it is going to take a voyage of Odyssean magnitude to help finally get her home.

Ithaka
Ithaka takes a returning war vet on an adventure of Odyssean proportions

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Music on Main kicks off A Month of Tuesdays (Tuesdays through May 31)  at the Fox Cabaret. First up is PEP (Piano & Erhu Project) with a mix of Chinese and Western music featuring Corey Hamm on piano and Nicole Li on the erhu. Other performances in this eclectic month-long series includes Caroline Shaw, the Archytas Quartet, a gender-bend multi-media space opera, and cellist Rebecca Wenham.

Nicole Li and Corey Hamm kick off A Month of Tuesdays with the PEP Project
Nicole Li and Corey Hamm kick off A Month of Tuesdays with the PEP Project

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Each year the The Lawyer Show helps raise funds for Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre.  This year, a cast of over 30 lawyers from all walks of legal life – from partners in large corporate firms to retired practitioners – present the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray (May 4-7).

The 2016 Lawyer Show: Hairspray
Plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad is on a mission: integrate her favourite Baltimore television show in 1962