This might be the best play you'll see in Toronto this year
If there's only one play you're going to see in Toronto this year let it be A&R; Angels. The new production that had its official debut at Crow's Theatre in Leslieville last night is an absurdly inventive, original and fun way to spend 90 minutes.
It's a reminder of how enjoyable live theatre can be.
Already the production is getting a ton of well-deserved press. A lot of this stems from the involvement of playwright and star Kevin Drew, of Broken Social Scene fame, and co-star Ben Kowalewicz of punk rock band Billy Talent.
Not known for their stage acting chops, their talents shine brightly here in a story that revolves around two bandmates - who also happen to be angels - sent to play songs to prevent people who are on the brink of suicide from taking their own lives.
Revealing more about the plot than this is probably a disservice but audiences do get treated to some live music which makes the $20-$50 price of admission worth it alone.
Must see play @crowstheatre until Dec 9, you’ll love it!— Leslie Ng (@Leslie_Ng) November 25, 2017
A perfect #TO night out, dinner @GDLBrasserie then A&R; Angels play.
Bravo to first time playwright/actor @KevinSelection and first time actor @BenKowalewiczBT for hitting it out of the park.
A&R; Angels continues through December 9. It's likely headed to bigger pastures like New York so make sure to see it before it goes.
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