Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: March 23–29, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

More Play Screening Series is showing What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 23, 2017. Credit: Courtesy Photofest

Thursday, March 23

More Play Screening Series: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 

A screening of the classic psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? When a suspicious car accident leaves actress Blanche Hudson (Joan Crawford) in a wheelchair, she is left in the care of her resentful, increasingly unhinged sister Jane Hudson (Bette Davis). The film screening is preceded by a twisted drag queen performance. The venue is accessible.

7:30–10:30pm. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W. For more info, visit Facebook

Gag by Pansy Ass 

This fetish and gay culture-themed art exhibit features pieces produced by Pansy Ass Ceramics. For a few years now, Pansy Ass Ceramics’ Andy Walker and Kris Aaron have been producing china and other knick-knacks with a provocative, silly, raunchy twist. It’s a bit like your grandma’s tea cup collection if she were a leather daddy or John Waters enthusiast. 

Runs until Saturday, March 25. DAIS, 1196 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook

The Gag exhibit by Pansy Ass runs until March 25, 2017.
Courtesy Pansy Ass Ceramics

The Book of Mormon

When two young Mormon missionaries travel to Uganda to spread the so-called good word, they find the locals preoccupied with more important matters — AIDS, famine and warlords. Written by the creators of the cartoon South Park, this musical comedy mocks The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The venue is accessible (visit website for more information).

Runs until Sunday, April 16, various showtimes. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W. mirvish.com 

The Book of Mormon runs until April 16, 2017, at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Courtesy Joan Marcus

The Bodyguard

When bodyguard Frank Farmer starts protecting superstar Rachel Marron from a stalker, they both get more than they expected — in the love department. Based on the movie of the same name, this musical includes Whitney Houston power ballads and shirtless male backup dancers. The venue is mostly accessible (visit website for more information).

Runs until Sunday, May 14, various showtimes. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. mirvish.com 

The Bodyguard runs until May 14, 2017, at Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Courtesy Paul Coltas

Tuesday, March 28

Tell Me Something Good: What I Wish I’d Known

For this edition of the recurring dirty storytelling event, the theme is: what do you wish you had known, sex-wise? Ten to 15 volunteer storytellers stand up and share their fun and naughty stories to a less-than-innocent crowd. This event is sponsored by Come as You Are. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or the accessible washroom door).

7:30–10:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, March 29

The Return of the Superlady 

An Ontarian lady superhero is tired of fighting both evil and her neurotic family and longs to return to her true home. This comedic play features a woman-on-woman love story and is written by Toronto’s Katie Ford, whose previous work includes writing the film Miss Congeniality. This new work stars Tracey Erin Smith, Christopher Sawchyn, Caitlin Driscoll and Savoy Howe.

Runs until Sunday, April 2, various showtimes. The Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St E. soulo.ca