The Wager

November 14, 2019

November 30, 2019

$22 to $35

Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto


Events Description

Responding to an era of rampant climate change denial, fake news, and increasingly fragile defences of truth, THEATRE GARGANTUA is proud to announce the World Premiere of THE WAGER, written by Michael Spence, directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas, featuring an exceptional cast of Olivia Croft, François Macdonald, Teiya Kasahara, and Michael Spence.

THE WAGER is a timely piece that takes its inspiration from a true story, where a 19th century scientist accepted a bet to prove that the planet earth is round rather than flat, only to have his proof rejected by the hostile flat-earthers. From here, connections are easily drawn between this episode and our current moment of climate denial, anti-vaxxing campaigns, and “alternative facts”. Presented in a moment where the future of our earth is particularly uncertain, the “wager” of the title doubles as a provocation, asking to what extent we are willing to gamble on our own future.


The much-anticipated World Premiere of THE WAGER marks the culmination of this latest cycle of creation. The Gargantua style weds physical theatre, innovative use of technology and live vocal scores into dynamic, multidisciplinary, and wholly unique works of art. THE WAGER is a particularly musical event, with the cast doubling as a live, on-stage band.

Who is it for?



Tickets : Regular ticket price $30 – $35, preview $22. Rush and Arts Worker prices also available ($22 – $25).

How to get tickets?

Buy Online

Phone: 416.504.7529.

Arts Box office (16 Ryerson Avenue)


Date & Time:

November 14 – 30, 2019

November 14 – 30, at 7:30pm (preview performance on November 14 at 7:30pm)

Opening Night: Friday November 15 at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-show reception

Venue & Address :

Theatre Passe Muraille – 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2P3 Canada

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