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
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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