March live theatre
tiptoes back in Montreal
Théâtre La Chapelle and Centaur Theatre lead the way
By Byron Toben
March 3, 2022
The month of March reputedly “comes in like a Lion” before “going out like a lamb.” That expression first appeared in print in a script by Jacobean playwright John Fletcher circa 1620.
However, Montreal theatre, adjusted for the weather, gingerly greeted that big cat with postponements into April of productions by the Segal Centre and others.
One exception was the Centaur Theatre, which had already postponed its 25th annual January Wildside presentation until now.
This year’s assemblage is largely a joint event with Théâtre La Chapelle, which physically hosted two of the main events. However, as of March 3, the La Chapelle shows were shifted back to the Centaur.
Until March 5 – Logic of the Worst
March 4 – Confabulation: Good Date, Bad Date
March 5 – Wildside Unplugged musical
March 9, 11 and 12 – 1, 2, Sometimes 3
Meanwhile, in New York City, the highly regarded Irish Repertory Theater has returned to live shows with Made By God, which opened on February 11 and will run until March 20.
While this may be of interest to our growing number of New York residents, Canadian viewers can watch their digital revival of Eugene O’Neil’s epic A Touch of the Poet on the Irish Rep’s Theater at Home site. This began on February 26 and runs to April 17.
Feature image: A Touch of the Poet, courtesy of the Irish Repertory Theater
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.