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From November 7
to November 19, 2017

Tickets are Preview $17 | Student/Senior/Arts Worker $22 | Adults $30 Service charges may apply


The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates

Tuesday, November 7 – 8:00pm – Preview. Pay What You Can available in person 2 hours before show—cash only.
Wednesday, November 8 – 8:00pm – Preview. Pay What You Can available in person 2 hours before show—cash only.
Thursday, November 9 – 8:00pm – Opening
Friday, November 10 – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 11 – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 12 – 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 14 – 8:00pm Pay What You Can available in person 2 hours before show—cash only.
Wednesday, November 15 – 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16 – 8:00pm
Friday, November 17 – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00pm


Co-produced by The Theatre Centre and QuipTake with Pandemic Theatre

The Theatre Centre does not post trigger warnings for any of our shows.
If you are concerned about the content of the work, please call the box office prior to purchasing your ticket.

Daughter, the most talked about show of the 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival, premieres at The Theatre Centre this November. Both hysterical and disturbing, Daughter plays in the liminal space between autobiography and fiction. It is a darkly satirical piece about a father stuck in a moment of confusion—raised in patriarchy, confronting his new identity as a patriarch/father, and not knowing how to operate in the world. Daughter is a true thought disrupter that will leave you charged and ready to talk. This provocative one-man show about toxic masculinity is written by Canada’s Bouffon-King Adam Lazarus and co-created with Ann-Marie Kerr, Melissa D’Agostino and Jiv Parasram.

Daughter interrogates questions of culpability and complicity in our society. It examines the subtle and not so subtle ways we condone and encourage misogyny; “boys will be boys”.

Welcome to Daughter: a show that exposes the hypocrisies and complexities of the human experience.

★★★★ “Its themes are more urgent than ever…this is a strong, disturbing play, one you’ll need to discuss with friends afterwards.”
– NOW Magazine (Critics’ Pick. Best of Fest: Outstanding Production, New Play, Direction and Performance.)

★★★★★ “Adam Lazarus’s one-man show provides an enormous psychological impact. Daughter leaves an audience challenged and deeply unnerved from exposure to the ugliness of misogyny.”
– Torontoist

“Must-see. Daughter is the scariest show I’ve seen all year, as dangerously engaging (and genuinely funny) as it is brutally visceral.”
– My Entertainment World (Award for Outstanding Solo Performance)


Written & Performed by Adam Lazarus
Co-created by Adam Lazarus, Ann-Marie Kerr, Jivesh Parasram, Melissa D’Agostino
Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
Composition and Sound Design by Richard Feren
Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay
Production Stage Manager and Associate Lighting Designer: Rebecca Vandevelde
Producers for Pandemic Theatre: Tom Arthur Davis and Jivesh Parasram
Creative Producer for The Theatre Centre: Aislinn Rose
Photo Credit: Alejandro Santiago