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Barrie: Tickets now available for Talk Is Free Theatre shows running September through March

Monday, September 11, 2023

We don't know about you, but even though we still have a few weeks until the official start to fall, we are ready to leap into a pile ot autumn leaves, consume copious amounts of pumpkin spiced anything, snuggle into sweater weather, and of course, kick off our 23/24 season! We have a new hybrid pricing structure whereby some performances are paid and some are complimentary, so click below to find the tickets that suit you best!


 ✦ OUTHEIS written and directed by Griffin Hewitt

Barrie by the Bay Commercial Centre, Barrie

Take part in a cryptic quest for understanding as you rove the passageways of 80 Bradford Street in Barrie. Have a seat, absorb the mysteries behind a missing person, a strange symbol, and a story from ages past. But don't get too comfortable – this journey through time will have you searching for answers.

Only 30 spots per performance, September 19 - 23, 2023.

✦ BOY FALLS FROM THE SKY written and performed by Jake Epstein

Developed and directed by Robert McQueen

Five Points Theatre, Barrie

Jake Epstein, star of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and Broadway's Beautiful and Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, shares his entertaining show biz tell-all about pursuing your dreams under the shadow of rejection, stage fright and heartbreak. He had a smash sell-out run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto last year, and we're proud to have him in Barrie! Boy Falls From the Sky hits the Five Points Theatre stage October 12-20, 2023.

✦ JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

Directed by Saccha Dennis

Five Points Theatre, Barrie

In a fierce new rendition of the seminal Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, Jesus Christ Superstar, director Saccha Dennis reimagines Superstar – the story of the days leading up to Jesus’ death from the perspective of Judas – through the lens of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. A leader among his people, Hampton's efforts toward helping his community and leading by example were seen as a threat to the FBI. With the help of informant William O'Neal, Hampton was shot and killed in a pre-dawn raid in December, 1969. Catch JCS November 23 - December 2,

2023, at the Five Points Theatre.

✦ LA BÊTE by David Hirson

Directed by Dylan Trowbridge

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

We had beast of a time with La Bête in Barrie last spring, so we decided to take the troupe to Toronto's Harbourfront Centre Theatre for another romp on the boards. Mike Nadajewski returns to star, with Dylan Trowbridge at the helm of this comedic whirlwind of a play. There are only 8 performances between March 2 and 16, 2024, so you bête get your tickets right away!

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