IT’S ALL TRU
MAY 3 - 14
“Sky Gilbert has more theatrical flair in his little finger than anybody else in the Toronto theatre scene”
— The Globe & Mail
THE CABARET COMPANY
Kurt and Travis are a perfect gay couple – a young prince charming and a charming silver fox – whose marriage is threatened by the appearance of a sexy street boy named Gideon. Did Gideon have condomless sex with Travis? Did Travis give him permission? And did Travis take his PrEP?
As audiences swoon over angel-faced drag queens dying in RENT, the real story of HIV and AIDS has moved forward in a very different way. HIV is now considered a manageable and easily treated illness. The once a day PrEP pill (Truvada) significantly lowers the risk of contracting HIV when having condomless sex. Paradoxically, the criminalization of HIV has delivered the reality of jail time into the lives of some gay men. In the tradition of Gilbert’s hit show I Have AIDS!, this provocative new work takes on these contemporary issues in a darkly entertaining story steeped in sex, love, jealousy, and pharmaceuticals.
photo of David Coomber by Tanja-Tiziana.
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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes a Cabaret Company production
IT’S ALL TRU
written + directed by SKY GILBERT
starring DAVID COOMBER, CALEB OLIVIERI + TIM POST
set design by DENISE LISSON
lighting design by OZ WEAVER
costumes designed by ELIZABETH TRAICUS
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm // Sundays at 2:30pm // All previews at 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 3 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, May 4 // 8pm (opening)
Friday, May 5 // 8pm
Saturday, May 6 // 8pm
Sunday, May 7 // 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 10 // 8pm
Thursday, May 11 // 8pm
Friday, May 12 // 8pm
Saturday, May 13 // 8pm
Sunday, May 14 // 2:30pm
Sky Gilbert is a writer, director, teacher, and drag queen extraordinaire. He was co-founder and artistic director of Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for 17 years. He has had more than 40 award winning plays produced, and written six critically acclaimed novels, and three award winning poetry collections. In September 2016 ECW Press will publish his autobiographical novel SAD OLD FAGGOT.
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 and the second being last season’s The Terrible Parents.
Su $34 / PWYC
Su $29 / PWYC
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