May 19 – 24, 2015 
The Theatre Centre | 1115 Queen Street West
Tickets: Regular $35-$40
$19.99 students+arts workers+under 30 | $30 preview

PURCHASE ONLINE or by phone: 416-538-0988

* Pre-performance chats take place 30 min prior to each performance (see below for details)

From multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum comes an explosive tale. Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas, an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. With shrapnel-sharp voices and moves as smooth as an oiled tank chain, this cabaret troop invites you on a journey into the core of a conflicted Jewish state.  This provocative production took the Edinburgh Festival 2013 by storm, winning 3 awards and critical acclaim across the board.

“A theatrical hand grenade” – The Guardian ★★★★
“A thrillingly edgy piece of entertainment” – The Scotsman ★★★★★
“Bold and Inventive” – The Stage

Tues. May 19, 8 PM – $30
Wed. May 20, 8 PM – $35
Thur. May 21, 8 PM – $40
Fri. May 22, 8 PM – $40
Sat. May 23, 2 PM – $35
Sat. May 23, 8 PM – $49.99
Sun. May 24, 2 PM – $35

Students/Arts workers/Under 30 – $19.99 for all performances.


Associated Programs

Panel Conversation: Identity and Culture in Theatre
Thursday May 14, 7 PM | Small World Music Centre | 180 Shaw Street | FREE
In an informal conversation with local Toronto theatre artists, Ruth Madoc-Jones (freelance director/dramaturg) and Jennifer Capraru (Artistic Director, Theatre Asylum), Nir Paldi (Artistic Director, Theatre ad Infinitum), will discuss how various forms and approaches to theatre, can be used to explore and challenge complex issues of identity and culture. Moderated by Jessica Wyman – OCADU professor and art critic, with particular interest in contemporary performance theory and conceptual art practices.

Pre-Performance Chat Series with Naomi Tessler, Founder of Branch Out Theatre
Presented by Acting Up Stage 30 min prior to each performance Naomi Tessler, founder of Branch Out Theatre, will discuss how she uses Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, as a facilitator in social change, conflict resolution, and dialogue.

Post-Show Conversations
Friday, May 22 (approx. 9:30 PM) & Saturday, May 25 (approx. 3:30 PM)
Hosted by local theatre artists, members of the Ballad cast will share their collaborative process, and inventive approach in creating transformative theatrical experiences.


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Presented by Acting Up Stage Company, Why Not Theatre and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. 

This presentation is generously supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.