Starring Greg Gale, Georgina Beaty. Created by the Architect Theatre Collective. Directed by Jonathan Seinen. Theatre Passe Muraille, to Oct. 27.
To Toronto newcomers, the CN Tower is a beacon letting them know that, yep, they’re in the right place. So it’s a fitting namesake for The CN Tower Show, an engaging piece of documentary theatre created by the Architect Theatre Collective that examines the love/hate relationship we—bikers, TTC workers, city councillors, students, —have with the city. Using the exact words taken from weeks of research and interviews with real-life Torontonians, The CN Tower Show touches upon such a wide array of issues that there’s no time to explore any one of them in depth. But through the down-to-earth speeches and interactive sing-alongs, the performers impressively capture Toronto’s unique qualities—it may frequently be frustrating, but it feels like home.