Disarming Venus

Disarming Venus
Company
Act 3 Theatre
Director
Drama Doula: Marianne McIsaac
Runtime
75 minutes

A bevy of bodacious women share their personal stories and perspectives on love, beauty and aging at the Disarming Venus exhibit. Deftly weaving together a blend of drama, comedy, puppetry and music, the ladies of Act 3 Theatre will take the audience on a roller coaster of emotions with their poignant, inspirational and comedic scenes. Disarming Venus has sex (batteries sold separately), drugs (do CBD gummies count?), rock and roll (we still love to party!) It's a fun filled Game of Crones (without the blood and gore!) Let the games begin!
FUNDED IN PART BY TAC and NHSP


Show trailer


Credits

Producer
Marni Walsh
Cast
Julie Burris, Heather Cherron, Beth Anne Cole, Rita Shelton Deverell, Michele George, Nina Keogh, Anastasia Kokolakis, Jorie Morrow, Linda Joyce Nourse, Dawn Obokata, Morrie Sinkins, Marni Walsh, Tricia Williams.
Writers
Julie Burris, Heather Cherron, Beth Anne Cole, Rita Shelton Deverell, Michele George, Victoria Ilgacs, Nina Keogh, Anastasia Kokolakis, Jorie Morrow, Denise Norman, Trish O'Reilly-Brennan Dawn Obokata, Rochelle Porter, Morrie Sinkins, Patricia Tedford, Marcia Tratt, Marni Walsh, Tricia Williams, Carole Zorro
Sound/Lighting
Jim Plaxton, Lighting Designer. Alan Cohen Sound Designer.
Puppet Designer
Nina Keogh, Art Director & Puppeteer
Stage Manager and Lighting Designer
Stage Manager Leanna Rose McLurg.
Publicity Coordinator
Julie Burris, Jorie Morrow, Tricia Williams
Digital Design/Photographer/Program
Victoria Ilgacs

More about the show experience

Latecomers will only be admitted into the theatre within the first 15 minutes of the performance.


Performances

  Date Time
4th July 7:00pm  
5th July 7:00pm  
7th July 2:00pm  
10th July 7:00pm  
12th July 7:00pm  
13th July 7:00pm Sold out
14th July 2:00pm Sold out

Venue

15 : The Performing Arts Lodges Toronto

110 The Esplanade
Toronto
Ontario
M5E1X9

Access

Level of Physical Access
Accessible

Covid-19 policy

Masks
No

Facilities

Air Conditioned
Yes
Washrooms
Yes
Outdoors
No

Accessibility information


More about the show and company

"The personal is political"- Betty Friedan. Female ageism in our society is the problem with no name. ACT 3 brings women to the stage with inspiring, and diverse works of theatre. Invisible no more, we are goddesses, hear us roar!!!


Land acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Tkaronto falls within “The Dish with One Spoon Territory”. We all eat out of the Dish – all of us that share this territory – with only one spoon. That means we have to share the responsibility of ensuring the dish is never empty; which includes taking care of the land and the people and creatures we share it with. Importantly, there are no knives at the table, representing that we must keep the peace.


Content advice

Parental guidance advised Sexual content Abrupt cues Mature language

Sensory description

Cast of 13 women moving in and out of individual scenes. Sound effects include 1 alarm, 1 cymbol. 1 mega phone is used in 1 scene. There is a flashing red light used in one scene - but it is not a strobe - it is circular like an emergency vehical. 2 Songs are sung. I puppet appears multiple times. I actor costumed as Venus. All other costumes are street clothes. We have overhead mics to help elevate our voices. The dialogue will prove very interesting to the visually impaired. Audience do NOT participate but there are times when actors occupy or enter through a central aisle.