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Factory Theatre is having its final show of the season and you don't want to miss it

Dark comedy, mixed with a hilarious display of family dynamics and unforgettable characters best describes Factory Theatre's final show of the 2021/2022 season. 

Wildfire chronicles the lives of Claudette, Claudia, Claudine, Carol, Callum, and Caroline and their shared history of familial trauma. 

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This show brings out an absurd and comedic side concerning the ways we, as humans, choose to deal with loneliness and solitude - for the six characters, this could mean baking cookies, playing fantasy games, or smashing a hammer into a TV. 

factory theatre torontoRecently named a Globe and Mail Critic's Pick, Wildfire was originally written in French by award-winning Quebec playwright David Paquet (entitled Le brasier), the show has been fully translated into English by Leanna Brodie. Factory Theatre's production is the first time the English version is being performed in Canada. 

factory theatre torontoDirected by Soheil Parsa, Wildfire has been receiving rave reviews from theatre critics across Toronto.

Celebrated as a "bold," "brilliant," and a "must-see" production, one Stage Door reviewer also commented: "Who knows why it took so long for this brilliant play from 2012 to make its Canadian English-language premiere, but we have to thank Factory Theatre for finally giving Torontonians the chance to see it."

factory theatre torontoAt its heart, Wildfire explores the relationship between heredity and fate, and reminds us that sometimes it's the people we look right past who experience the most extraordinary fates.

factory theatre torontoTickets are on sale right now and audiences have the choice to pay based on Factory Theatre's sliding-scale ticketing structure. 

factory theatre torontoAnyone can have access to see the show, as the theatre's pay-what-you-decide motto means prices start at $0 and goes up to $60.00, depending on how much you want to contribute. 

To secure your tickets head to Factory Theatre's website, performances will be running until June 19th. 

Lead photo by

Dahlia Katz 

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