THE TERRIBLE PARENTS
APRIL 6 - 17

“Sky Gilbert has more theatrical flair in his little finger than anybody else in the Toronto theatre scene”

— The Globe & Mail

THE CABARET COMPANY

Perennial provocateur Sky Gilbert is back with a hilarious, gender-bending take on family life and the power of our parents to screw us up. Reuniting the show-stopping duo of Edward Roy and Gavin Crawford, The Terrible Parents pushes maniacal parenting to its most absurd extremes for touching but also troubling send-up of idyllic family life.

Behind the scenes of the Johnson’s family’s seemingly perfect life, the children endure unspeakable horrors. The mother, Amelia seems far too intimate with her son Cecil, while Cecil’s sister Odette is neglected. After falling on her head, Amelia transforms into a completely different and equally terrible person– a loose-living party girl in love with a drunken, abusive salesman. Somehow her children survive; but both are left with emotional scars.

image of Ed Roy + Gavin Crawford by Seanna Kennedy

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes a Cabaret Company production

THE TERRIBLE PARENTS

written & directed by SKY GILBERT
starring GAVIN CRAWFORD & ED ROY with ROBIN SHARP & KATIE SLY
set + lighting design JOE PAGNAN
costume design MICHELLE TRACEY

WEDNESDAYS – SATURDAYS AT 8:00PM // SUNDAY AT 2:30PM

Wednesday, April 6 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, April 7 // 8pm (opening night)
Friday, April 8 // 8pm
Saturday, April 9 // 8pm
Sunday, April 10 // 2:30pm

Wednesday, April 13 // 8pm
Thursday, April 14 // 8pm
Friday, April 15 // 8pm
Saturday, April 16 // 8pm
Sunday, April 17 // 2:30pm

 

The Cabaret Company has been in operation since 1998, and is dedicated to producing the work of Sky Gilbert in Toronto and Hamilton. Their 2011 production of Gilbert’s The Situationists at Buddies won the Dora Award for Best New Play. This production marks the second show Gilbert has written for Gavin Crawford and Edward Roy, the first being 2013’s A Few Brittle Leaves.

Q+A with Sky Gilbert

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TICKET PRICES

REGULAR
Previews  $20
Tu/W/Th   $32
F/Sa  $37
Su  $32 / PWYC
UNDER 30 / ARTS WORKER
Previews  $20
Tu/W/Th   $27
F/Sa  $31
Su  $27 / PWYC

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image of Ed Roy + Gavin Crawford by Seanna Kennedy

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