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Toronto: Michael Healey’s “The Master Plan” has been extended again – now to October 15

Friday, September 22, 2023

THE MASTER PLAN is indeed "The play every Torontonian has to see" (Toronto Star), and they are! Due to overwhelming demand, the Globe and Mail Critic’s Pick has been extended for another record-breaking week with a new block of tickets available for performances from October 10-15!

A Crow’s Theatre commission, THE MASTER PLAN—the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, recently nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, by The Globe and Mail journalist Josh O’Kane, and directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham—is a biting satire about the messy affair between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs as they attempt, but inevitably fail, to build a smart city in Toronto.

Chris Abraham has assembled the formidable cast of Christopher Allen, Ben Carlson, Philippa Domville, Peter Fernandes, Yanna McIntosh, Tara Nicodemo, and Mike Shara. The award-winning design team includes set and props designer Joshua Quinlan, costume designer Ming Wong, lighting designer Kimberly Purtell, sound designer Thomas Ryder Payne and video designer Amelia Scott.

Michael Healey is a five-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning playwright. The Drawer Boy, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His other award-winning works include Rune Arlidge, 1979, and his trilogy on Canadian values and politics Generous, Courageous and Proud.

A Crow’s Theatre Production


Written by Michael Healey

Based on the book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy by Josh O’Kane

Directed by Chris Abraham

September 5 to October 15, 2023

Guloien Theatre

World Premiere

THE MASTER PLAN runs Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:30pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 647.341.7390 ext. 1010 or email or drop by 345 Carlaw Avenue (at Dundas Street East).