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Toronto: “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” extends before it opens

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre announced today that the Canadian premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning written by Will Arbery has extended its run after pre-selling over 80 per cent of the run before it even hits the stage. A co-production by The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre directed by Philip Akin, Heroes of the Fourth Turning will now run an additional week, from October 3 to 29, at the Studio Theatre in Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON. Opening night is October 6, 2023. For tickets and more details, visit

A daring look at the heart of a country at war with itself, Heroes of the Fourth Turning stars Mac Fyfe, Ruth Goodwin, Cameron Laurie, Maria Ricossa and Hallie Seline.

On a chilly night in the middle of America, one week after the Charlottesville riots in 2017, four alumni gather to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of their conservative catholic college. A daring look at the heart of a country at war with itself, the evening begins innocently enough. As the party stretches late into the night, their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos, clashing politics, and haunting revelations as they furiously grapple with their beliefs and sense of personal responsibility.

A Pulitzer Prize-finalist and winner of the 2020 Obie Award for Playwriting, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the Whiting Award for Drama, and the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best Play, the riveting and witty Heroes of the Fourth Turning, has been hailed as “a work of singular distinction, for which the word ‘remarkable’ is, if anything, an understatement” by The Wall Street Journal, and “an astonishing new play” by The New York Times.

Playwright and filmmaker Will Arbery has also written Corsicana, Plano, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, and more; he was a writer and producer on HBO’s hit Succession, and is currently under commission from Audible, Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwright Horizons.

Tickets for Heroes of the Fourth Turning run from $20 to $70, with pricing options throughout the run for students, arts workers, under-30, seniors, and premium reserved seating add-on, plus limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets available on Sunday matinees. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or


Evenings at 8pm, Matinees After Opening: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Box Office Information:

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Crow’s Theatre Box Office:

By phone: 647-341-7390 ext. 1010 - Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In person: In the lobby at 345 Carlaw Avenue - one hour prior to each performance

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About The Howland Company:

The Howland Company strives for innovation on and off the stage. We are an artist-led and art-driven theatre company, dedicated to the production of electric stories that speak to the world and the times in which we live. Through an agile, collective-leadership model, Howland aims to build new operating structures that empower its artists with agency, skills, and growth opportunities. We seek to challenge and inspire our audiences through productions, training and community initiatives like our Reading Group, fostering a new wave of theatre makers and theatre goers.