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Radar: Prisoner of Tehran, Humber Art Show, Maisonneuve 10th Anniversary Issue, Haunted

THEATRE | Prisoner of Tehran
Marina Nemat's memoir of her unjust arrest and the subsequent torture she endured in Evin Prison have been adapted to the stage in Prisoner of Tehran, opening at Ryerson's Theatre Passe Muraille, tonight. Nemat's story, published in 2007 after she left Tehran for Canada, is not only about being saved from death row by an interrogator but being forced into marriage as a teenager and suffering in silence in the 20 years that followed. Directed by Canadian writer/director Maja Ardal, the play runs until April 28th.
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) 7:30PM $20-$35 general, PWYC student, arts worker

ART | Humber Art Show
Go back to college for a night to experience "We Are All Kids At heART," the theme at Humber College's annual art show. Showcasing student works in monochromatic photography, colour photography, digitally enhanced photography, drawing, painting, mixed media, and three-dimensional arts, the art show is a platform for Humber students to publicize their talents and compete for "Best in Show" prizes. The top five pieces from each category will be submitted to the League for Innovation's International Art Competition to represent Canada worldwide. Observe, reflect and support arts students by attending.
Humber College Lakeshore Campus (3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 2PM Free

LIT | Maisonneuve 10th Anniversary Issue: Toronto Launch
Montreal quarterly print magazine Maisonneuve celebrates the launch of its 10th anniversary issue in Toronto with a party at The Ossington tonight. Arts, opinions and ideas come to life in the latest issue, which features work by Johanna Skibsrud, Deni Y. BĂŠchard and Tim Falconer. Pay $5 at the door for a special collector's edition of the magazine while enjoying a few drinks with the editors and contributors that will be present.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue) 8PM $5

A university professor begins a relationship with a young rabbi while her young daughter claims she is seeing the ghost of her deceased father in HAUNTED, the newest play reading to open at the Miles Nadal JCC. Written by CBC Short Story Prize winner Daniel Karasik and directed by Alisa Palmer, HAUNTED is the winner of the 2011 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Characters portrayed by Sascha Cole, Rosemary Dunsmore, Sarah English and Jordan Pettle examine themes of spirituality and family in this play that will be read this one night only. A donation of $10 is suggested as the ticket price.
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) 8PM $10


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