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Toronto: Studio 180’s first event of the season is Mike Bartlett’s “Contractions” on October 23

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mike Bartlett, the provocateur behind past Studio 180 productions Cock and King Charles III serves up a scathing, satirical take on privacy, fear and manipulation in the corporate workplace. Presented as a series of intimate online meetings, Contractions embraces the virtual world we find ourselves immersed in to create an experience both theatrical and cinematic.

Emma’s been seeing her coworker Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two dissect the differences between “sexual” and “romantic,” negotiate the length of Emma’s interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts.

Following the play, join the cast and Director of Youth and Community Engagement, Jessica Greenberg, for a unique interactive post-show experience in which audience members will share their responses; examine the themes, characters and big questions of the play; and participate in break-out group discussions. 

Click to RSVP HERE.