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Back by popular demand, Tomson Highway, John Millard, and Martha Ross’s apocalyptic cabaret, The Cave, returns to Toronto with new and magical animations by Vancouver’s Bruce Alcock.

As the forest fire rapidly encroaches, Moose, Beaver, Skunk, Snake, Wolf, Crow and Fox seek safety in Bear’s cave. The animals take solace in their unlikely companions as they face their growing anxiety together, by sharing stories and reflecting on the reckless human activity that has destroyed their homes.

A 75-minute sung-through story cabaret in English and Cree, The Cave combines live music and immersive visuals with wry humour and poignant storytelling. Intimate and entertaining, The Cave is a timely parable about animals trapped in a forest fire, the folly of our actions, and the impact of the climate crisis that rages around us.

Created by renowned Canadian artists John Millard (composer), Tomson Highway (lyrics), and Martha Ross (book writer), performed by John Millard, Neema Bickersteth, Andrea Koziol, Derek Kwan, and Alex Samaras with Gregory Oh, Chris Pruden, Rob Clutton, Peter Lutek, Christa Mercey, and Matti Pulkki in the pit.

Complimentary entry to the Festival Cabaret included.

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Theatre Passe Muraille

16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2P3

Theatre Passe Muraille is a building that holds various events, music, theatre, and dance performances. Automatic doors are located at the front entrance of the building. There are no elevators or escalators. The building seats roughly 240 people. There is a main space theatre, a second level, and back space theatre. Accessible gender neutral bathrooms are located towards the left side of the box office, near a hallway. On the right side of the washroom hallway is an accessible pushbutton, located on the bathroom door. During relaxed performances the Lobby can be used as a quiet space.

For more information on Theatre Passe Murraille, click HERE


Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM