The Man That Got Away (A Special Appearance)
December 8–18, 2022

Please, stay with me, ‘til after the holidays
That’s when I need you so.
Just say you’ll wait, ‘til after the holidays
Then I can let you go”

a Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production

How do we reinhabit the stories that make us who we are? How do those who’ve left us continue to inhabit us? In an intimate performance weaving together music, confessionals, and personal archives, Martin Julien unmaps, through space and time, his queer upbringing as the child of a lesbian mother and gay father in mid-20th-century Toronto. 

Exploding the cabaret form, The Man That Got Away grapples with the layers of our performed identities and the plurality of ways that we ‘come out.’ Family secrets, shared histories, and the musical theatre canon come together in this gesture towards a space of liberation, memory, desire, and truth.

photo of Martin Julien by Dylan Mitro, styling by Cat Calica, hair and makeup by Robert Weir
graphic design by Awake Studio

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Tuesday, December 6 // 7:30PM (preview)
Wednesday, December 7  // 7:30PM (preview)

Thursday, December 8 // 7:30PM (opening night)
Friday, December 9 // 7:30PM
Saturday, December 10 // 7:30PM
Sunday, December 11 // 2PM

Tuesday, December 13 // 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 14 // 7:30PM
Thursday, December 15 // 7:30PM
Friday, December 16 // 7:30PM
Saturday, December 17 // 7:30PM
Sunday, December 18 // 2PM

Martin Julien // playwright + performer
Peter Hinton-Davis // director

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Dates & Times

December 6 + 7

Show Run
December 8 – 18
Tue-Sat 7:30PM
Sun 2PM

Tiered Ticket Pricing


For each of our mainstage shows this season, we’re offering tickets at a range of price points, though seating is general admission, and every seat is just as good as the next. If cost is a barrier, this is your chance to get an affordable ticket. If you are able to pay more, this is your change to increase your support for the work onstage and ensure it stays affordable for those who need it.

Please note that we continue to ask all patrons, artists, and staff, to provide proof of vaccination and to mask while in the space. These measures are revisited regularly by our joint health and safety committee as the pandemic continues to evolve.

For more information on our COVID safety measures, including our vaccination policy, click here.

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