as March slides into April
Films on art, both gripping and lively theatre, and a feel-good movie
By Byron Toben
March 20, 2023
Live events, listed by opening dates, continue to pick up as March gives way to April.
Continuing from earlier…
March 14 to 26
FIFA – FILMS ON ART
The 41st edition of this international festival that is mostly streamed.
A Teesri Duniya murder mystery written by Rahul Varm at the Segal Centre. Cast of eight looks good and includes Infinitheatre stalwart Howard Rosenstein as the investigating cop.
March 19 to April 2
This play is a co-production with Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre. A Canadian premiere after being a hit in New York. Learning to speak English in Iran leads to complications. At the Segal Centre.
Beginning during the last two weeks of March…
THE STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS WITH ROB LUTES
Rob Lutes explains the stories behind popular songs, streamed by the Cummings Centre.
March 22 to 25
The second year Professional Drama class at Dawson’s Dome Theatre takes on this play, translated from the Norwegian, directed by innovative Stephanie Buxton and Pay What You Can – hard to go wrong.
March 28 to April 2
The touring Broadway musical at Place des Arts. Lots of music and dance.
March 28 to April 16
English-language premiere of the French hit at Théâtre Duceppe about a Haitian’s struggle to adapt to Montreal. At the Centaur Theatre.
March 30 to April 8
Guest play at the Centaur Theatre from Silk Road Theatre, about arrangements to introduce people, possibly leading to marriage.
MAKING THE GRADE
The Ciné Gael Irish Film series continues after St-Pat’s break with this film billed as an all-time feel-good movie. Sounds like a good respite from the woes of the world!
Feature image: FIFA – Films on Art
Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been WestmountMag.ca’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated web sites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.