The Tempest
January 18–28, 2024

“One of Canada’s most imaginative theatre companies”

— The Globe and Mail

A Theatre Rusticle production

Shakespeare meets Theatre Rusticle’s physical poetry once again in The Tempest. Their inimitable style cracks open the bard’s final play, unearthing a story about freedom, love and paths to truth. Told by five performers traversing 15 plus characters, Theatre Rusticle collides head-on with Shakespearean myth, magic, harsh history, and all the ways we make theatre.

illustration by Lindsay Anne Black

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Thursday, January 18 // 7:30PM (preview)

Friday, January 19 // 7:30PM (opening night)
Saturday, January 20 // 7:30PM
Sunday, January 21 // 2PM

Tuesday, January 23 // 7:30PM
Wednesday, January 24 // 7:30PM
Thursday, January 25 // 7:30PM
Friday, January 26 // 7:30PM
Saturday, January 27 // 7:30PM
Sunday, January 28 // 2PM



Brefny Caribou
Jill Goranson
Beck Lloyd
Trinity Lloyd
Annie Tuma

Allyson McMackon // director
Lindsay Anne Black & Brandon Kleiman //costume design
Kelsi James & Jill Goranson //sound composition
Michelle Ramsay // lighting design
Sarah O’Brien // stage manager
Monica Viana // milliner
Madeline Ius // wardrobe assistant

Overexposed purple image with a performer's silhouette and white text reading Theatre RusticleTheatre Rusticle is one of Toronto’s leading physical theatre companies and has been hailed as one of Canada’s “most imaginative” by the Globe and Mail. For more than 20 years, Theatre Rusticle has pushed the boundaries of where the body and text collide and offered audiences a physical poetry and imaginative meal. Theatre Rusticle has garnered 16 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations and last graced the Buddies’ stage with a groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2020.

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Dates & Times

January 18

Show Run
January 19–28


PWYC ($10 minimum)

Show Run

Evening shows
Regular $45
Student/senior/artsworker $15

Rush tickets available in-person, day of the peformance $20 

PWYC ($10 minimum)