2017/18 Season

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The Valley

by Joan MacLeod

October 20 - November 4, 2017


Directed by Heather Roberts


Inspired by an event in British Columbia that shattered the public's confidence in the police - the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski during his arrest at the Vancouver airport - The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. In addressing this fraught relationship, award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod empathizes with both parties, each of whom is guided by good intentions but equally challenged by their own cultural biases and flawed humanity.

To Be Decided

By: To Be Decided

Director: TBD

Feb 23 - Mar 10, 2018




East Side Players is currently seeking a different play and a new director for the second time slot of our 2017/2018 season. If you are interested in directing, please submit an electronic copy of a play of your choice (or several plays) by August 01, 2017 to the Club Secretary.


Directorial presentations will be held on August 16, 2017 at our rehearsal space: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2


Performance will be held at: The Papermill Theatre, Todmorden Mills in Toronto


Performance Dates: February 23 to March 10, 2018


East Side Players is a non-union, non-paying community theatre group, engaging our audiences for over 50 years.


God of Carnage

by Yazmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
May 25 - June 9, 2018


Directed by Mario D'Alimonte


Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

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