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Some excellent shows to catch before they are over!
By Byron Toben
May 13 at 1:30 pm
FRANK SINATRA: THE MAN, MUSIC, MOVIES AND HUMANITY
With host film publicist David Novek. Many rare clips. $10 for CC members.
Joining the Cummings Centre is only $25 until March 30, 2022, and includes many free or low cost events in arts, exercise , lectures, etc.
May 13 to 16
One of the Mint Theater’s Lost Plays Found Here fully-staged plays from their Silver Lining archives.
May 14 at 7:30 ET
Bedlam Theater streams this famous tragedy by Leon Tolstoy as part of its Do More benefit series. PWYC. Voluntary donations go to The Loveland Foundation.
May 15 and 16
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
The Segal Centre completes this live show, with proper safeguards, at 1 pm and 4 pm on both days. Here is the Segal video showing some of the audience selections as their brilliant thing to ward off depression. Had I been able to attend, I would have volunteered lox with cream cheese!
May 15 and 16
SUPER NOVA 4
The Felix Stussi Quartet of Diese Onze Jazz Club fame. Accompanying pianist Stussi are Jean Derome on sax, Normand Guilbault on bass and Pierre Tanguay on drums. Hear a sampler on Jazz en Rafale.
May 17 at 7:30 pm
SEJANUS HIS FALL
Red Bull Theater offers this rarely performed Jacobean play by Ben Jonson. Sejanus was the Roman emperor who designated Pontius Pilate to govern Judea. Sejanus was later arrested and executed. Foreshadowing both Julius Caesar and Humpty Dumpty? Free, donations welcome.
Feature image: Distributed by CBS/CBS Radio. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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.