February 1 - 18
“Sometimes love is not enough.”
Theatre Passe Muraille + Buddies in Bad Times
For years, Zaya has balanced his relationship with religion and his queer identity; but as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time. Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity, and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It is a show about the way we love, the way we are loved, and how sometimes love is not enough.
Acha Bacha is being produced in partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille as part of a new initiative between our two companies to share resources and introduce our audiences to the work being done on other stages in Toronto. This show is paired with Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, a new play by Evalyn Parry and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory mapping the connections between the Canadian North and South, which will premiere on Buddies stage in October 2017.
Acha Bacha plays off-site at Theatre Passe Muraille
photo of Bilal Baig by Tanja-Tiziana _ design by Lucinda Wallace
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A Theatre Passe Muraille and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre co-production
by BILAL BAIG
directed by BRENDAN HEALY
featuring SHELLY ANTONY, QASIM KHAN, OMAR ALEX KHAN, MATT NETHERSOLE + ELLORA PATNAIK
set + costume design by JOANNA YU
lighting design by CJ ASTRONOMO
sound design + music by RICHARD FEREN
stage managed by KAT CHIN
FEBRUARY 1 – 18
All Performances at Theatre Passe Muraille – 12 Ryerson Avenue
Thursday, February 1 // 7:30pm (preview)
Friday, February 2 // 7:30pm (preview)
Saturday, February 3 // 7:30pm (preview)
Sunday, February 4 // 2:00pm (preview)
Tuesday, February 6 // 7:30pm (opening)
Wednesday, February 7 // 7:30pm (eggrolls with Andy)
Thursday, February 8 // 7:30pm
Friday, February 9 // 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10 // 2:00pm (relaxed performance)
Saturday, February 10 // 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11 // 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 13 // 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 14 // 7:30pm
Thursday, February 15 // 7:30pm
Friday, February 16 // 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17 // 2:00pm (audio described performance)
Saturday, February 17 // 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18 // 2:00pm
Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre in Canada. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices that support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.
Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays, striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.
THE ARTS BOX OFFICE
All sales for Acha Bacha are done through The Arts Box Office at Theatre Passe Muraille
PREVIEWS REGULAR ARTSWORKER MATINEES SENIOR UNDER 30
$22.50 or PWYC at the door
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, a block of tickets will be held for sale at the door starting at noon and you can pay whatever you want. Limit 2 per person, cash only.
A limited number of $20 Rush Tickets will be available for performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (excluding openings).
For more information, including Group Rates and TPM box office policies, click here.