Generously supported by the Producer’s Club at Canadian Stage.
Written and Performed by Daniel Brooks
A poignant and intimate performance from one of Canada's most beloved theatre artists.
Fast Walker. Red Crocs. The Regurgitator. These are a few of the nicknames Daniel Brooks assigns to the other meditators during a 10-day silent retreat in Montebello, Quebec.
The ground rules? “We’re not supposed to talk to anyone, we’re not supposed to look anyone in the eye, we’re not supposed to gesture, communicate in any way.”
Recently diagnosed with a disease deemed terminal, our hero becomes acutely aware of every part of his mind and body. Marking a funny, poignant, and insightful return to the stage, beloved director, playwright, and actor Daniel Brooks invites us to eavesdrop on the anxieties, joys, obsessions, and fantasies that lurk in the corners of our minds, while tapping into our shared need to be heard and understood.
Updated: 03 January, 2022
Update: In accordance with the Government of Ontario's latest COVID-19 guidelines, announced January 3, 2022, the productions of Solaris and Miigis: Underwater Panther have been cancelled. All ticket-holders will be contacted in the coming days to make arrangements for their tickets. It is our sincerest hope to bring these productions to our stages in the future.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Canadian Stage theatre experience has been designed with the safety and comfort of patrons, artists, and staff as the top priority. Canadian Stage will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible.
Things to know.
- Vaccination and Masks: Policies around face masks and vaccination are evolving. At the time of publication, face masks will be mandatory for all indoor performances, as will proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance. Any changes to this policy will be updated on our website and communicated to all ticket holders in advance of their performance.
- Capacity Restrictions: All 21.22 performances beginning after March 16, 2022 are being sold to full capacity. It is possible that you will be seated next to parties outside of your household. Any changes to capacity restrictions will be updated on our website and communicated to all ticket holders in advance of their performance.
- Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings.
- Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized both prior to and following each performance.
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- A full refund
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The list of works with which Brooks has been connected reads like a guide to some of the best productions of the past twenty years. – The Walrus