BLIND DATE
SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 9

“Irresistible…a cheeky and charming evening.”

— New York Daily News

There’s nothing like the thrill of a first date… anything can happen! In this reimagined version of Rebecca Northan’s smash hit play, the saucy Mimi and the handsome Mathieu take turns finding love with a  different person every night – plucked right from the audience. 

Following sold out runs across North America, this fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre, and clown takes its first-ever journey into queer romance to welcome a whole new community of romantic heroes that will have you falling in love every night.

Performed for the very first time with queer couples, this Blind Date celebrates and explores the peculiarities of queer romance. Our sexy French clowns revel in our quirky queerness in a way that is sure to make you fall in love with them and their audience-member-turned-romantic-hero.

Performers Julie Orton and David Benjamin Tomlinson take turns in the starring role. Check the schedule below to see who’s performing when.

 photo of Julie Orton and  David Benjamin Tomlinson by Tanja-Tiziana.

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“I shrieked with laughter… This show is a don’t miss, even if you’ve seen it before.”
-Paula Citron, Classical 93.6FM

“A perfect marriage of theatre and comedy”
-Now Magazine

A must-see performance … the theatrical equivalent of walking a tightrope.
-The Calgary Sun

“One of the most daring and exhilarating undertakings in the scope of contemporary theatre.”
-blogTO

“Do you believe in love at first sight? I do, because I once spent 90 minutes under the spell of Rebecca Northan. I’m willing to wager that no matter who this gifted woman selects by chance from the audience, the end result is likely to contain the same mixture of uproarious laughter, honest sexuality and genuine emotion… a flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical.”
-The Toronto Star

“It’s a risky thing to do…. it wasn’t an ordinary evening. It made me want to see the show again. Each evening is unique because there’s a different date every night.”
-Mooney on Theatre

“Very funny”
-The New York Times

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents

BLIND DATE

a Spontaneous Theatre Creation by REBECCA NORTHAN
in collaboration with EVALYN PARRY and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

creator/producer REBECCA NORTHAN

starring
JULIE ORTON Mimi / Scenographer
DAVID BENJAMIN TOMLINSON Mathieu / Scenographer
BRUCE HORAK Scenographer

stage manager / sound improviser MARCIE JANUSKA
associate producers MARCIE JANUSKA + CHRIS OLDFIELD
lighting designer ADRIEN WHAN
house technician SUZIE BALOGH

TUESDAY – SATURDAY AT 8:00PM // SUNDAY AT 2:30PM
SEPTEMBER 20 – 25, OCTOBER 5, 7 & 9: JULIE ORTON
SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 2, OCTOBER 4, 6 & 8: DAVID BENJAMIN TOMLINSON

Tuesday, September 20 // 8pm (preview)
Wednesday, September 21 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, September 22 // 8pm (opening)
Friday, September 23 // 8pm
Saturday, September 24 // 8pm
Sunday, September 25 // 2:30pm

Tuesday, September 27 // 8pm (preview)
Wednesday, September 28 // 8pm (preview)*
Thursday, September 29 // 8pm (opening)
Friday, September 30 // 8pm
Saturday, October 1 // 8pm
Sunday, October 2 // 2:30pm

Tuesday, October 4 // 8pm
Wednesday, October 5 // 8pm
Thursday, October 6 // 8pm
Friday, October 7 // 8pm
Saturday, October 8 // 8pm
Sunday, October 9 // 2:30pm

*ASL interpretation will be provided for the September 28th performance of Blind Date. Click on the accessibility tab for more details.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a physically accessible venue, with washrooms located on the lower floor accessed by elevator.

Washrooms at Buddies are not separated by gender.

On September 28th, ASL interpretation will be provided at the 8:00pm performance. ASL Interpreters are Andrea Kraus and Jamie O’Connell. The show will be performed by David Benjamin Tomlinson. Tickets are $25 in advance and Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available for purchase at the door for patrons wishing to access ASL interpretation.

Click here or more information about access at Buddies

Queer Dates: Kate Bush Karaoke

Queer Dates: Being Tall

Queering Blind Date

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TICKET PRICES

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Book your ticket early and save, with a limited number of $25 available for every performance – but prices go up September 19.

REGULAR
Previews  $25
Tu/W/Th   $34
F/Sa   $39
Su  $34 / PWYC
UNDER 30 / ARTS WORKER
Previews  $25
Tu/W/Th  $29
F/Sa  $33
Su  $29 / PWYC

RUSH TICKETS

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 Rush Ticket policies, click here.

 

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