The 3rd Annual BLACK MEN IN THEATRE returns to usher in a sequence of new works from brothers who will bare it all on stage. This specially curated showcase features six distinct pieces from five bold artists. Expect a palette of theatre, dance, music and visual arts woven in stories that speak to your heart and intellect.
The gorgeous Fairview Theatre seats 260 patrons. At the entrance lobby you will find our box office, an art exhibit, refreshment stand, and washroom facilities.
VENUE | Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto
SHOWTIME | Doors open at 7:00 PM, Showtime 7:30 PM
TICKETS | $25 for single show OR $40 for 2 day pass
PARKING | Yes, Free
ACCESSIBLE | Yes
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15 | 7:30 PM | RUNNING TIME 120 MINS
***SINGLE PRESENTATION ON FEB 15 ONLY***
The story revolves around Michael, a successful businessman who has accomplished remarkable success but who is silently haunted by a dark past. It takes family, love, and God to face the fears that challenge his manhood. This comedic and melodramatic play touches on themes of abuse, relationships, gender equality, and more. A Little White Lie will have you laughing, crying, and then laughing some more. Don’t miss this remount of the 4-times-sold-out show. Seats will sell quickly, don’t miss out!
Produced, written and starring Troy Crossfield along with Peter Bent, Nigel Birch, Alicia Cinnamon, Dennis Langley, Danian Lloyd, Christian Miller, Sheronna Osbourne, Bernice Ryan, Sagine Semajuste and Leeann Tanaah.
Directed by Douglas Prout.
Recommended ages 14+, mature themes.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 & SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 | 7:30 PM | RUNNING TIME 90 MINS S
***SAME LINE-UP BOTH DATES***
Golden Tale of DjungleBouti by Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison
Golden Tale of DjungleBouti is Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison’s hilarious, live scripted autobiography, reflecting his continental African perspective on culture, racism, where is home, what is blackness and romancing tribal women of the Americas. Dive into the third leg of his trilogy and witness Kobèna’s return to Africa. This piece follows the spiritual journey of music from Ghana to the Caribbean, via cargo ship, reuniting his family.
Tyson’s Song by Peter Bailey
Best friends Tyson and Bryan go on one last boys night out on the eve of Bryan moving to another city. The would-be celebration takes an unexpected turn as Tyson’s bouts with depression come to a head, compelling both men to question the depths and bonds of their friendship.
A Little Black Lie (Part 2) by Troy Crossfield
A Little Black Lie (sequel to A Little White Lie) reveals the dark secrets we hide in our families to protect ourselves and others from being hurt. The lies that we want to take to the grave with us have a way of re-surfacing, even after death. This is a story of father and son who confront each other about an abusive past that tore a family apart, but unpacking their baggage may just be the key to save their relationship.
Vagabond by Dennis Langley
Vagabond is one man show in development about a young man making critical, but seemingly too late, decisions for his career advancement while wresting with his current and future state.
Gossip Folks by Jonathan C. Pearce
A narrative of hip hop culture mixed with songs that bring you back to take you forward.
***February 16 & 17 dates are family friendly, however please that mature themes are covered and may be suitable for audiences 14+.***