The Wager

The Wager World Premiere

November 14th – 30th | 7:30 pm

presented at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto ON

Every day we’re faced with information that either confirms or challenges what we hold to be true. When we’re forced to make critical choices we end up betting a lot on the correctness of our worldview.

The Wager’s exploration was inspired by the real-life story of a nineteenth century scientist who accepted a wager to prove that the earth isn’t flat. While he irrefutably won the bet, the flat-earthers refused to see the evidence for what it was and proceeded to ruin the scientist’s life with harassment, lawsuits and death threats.

Today’s wagers are between scientists and climate-change deniers, doctors and anti-vaxers, journalists and fact-denying politicians. Suspicion of well established facts corrupt large portions of the population, yet the stakes have never been higher as we gamble with the future of our planet.

In The Wager, Gargantua’s award-winning artists explore the mechanisms that cause us to cling to what we think we know – even in the face of irrefutable contrary evidence – and what’s at stake in getting at the truth for all of us.

We also offer a student performances and teacher resources Details HERE

All tickets can be purchased HERE

Use discount code EARLYBIRD25 at checkout for 25% off ticket sales (only available for a limited time)

Performance Dates: 

Thursday, November 14th @ 7:30 (PREVIEW)

Friday, November 15th @ 7:30

Saturday, November 16th @ 7:30

Wednesday, November 20th @ 7:30

Thursday, November 21st @ 7:30

Friday, November 22nd @ 7:30

Saturday, November 23rd @ 7:30

Wednesday, November 27th @ 7:30

Thursday, November 28th @ 7:30

Friday, November 29th @ 7:30

Saturday, November 30th @ 7:30

Cast & Crew 

Conceived and directed by Jacquie PA Thomas

Written by Michael Spence

Featuring François Macdonald, Michael Spence, Olivia Croft, Teiya Kasahara

Stage Manager Milly Maguire

Lighting & Projection Design by Laird Macdonald

Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne

Costume Design by Alexandra Lord

Set Design by Michael Spence

Production Manager David Vanderlip

Produced by Sukaina Ibraheem


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