November 9, 2012 ─ Every January since 1997, the Wildside Theatre Festival has been delighting theatre lovers from Montréal and elsewhere at the Centaur Theatre. Safely ensconced out of the midwinter cold, audiences relax and enjoy as the new theatre season gets underway.
A favourite with Montréal’s English-speaking community, the Wildside Theatre Festival is two weeks of audacious, avant-garde theatre. It’s an opportunity to discover, in a friendly atmosphere, the works of new theatre troupes from Montréal, across Canada and around the world. The best English play of the previous year’s madcap Saint-Ambroise Montréal FRINGE Festival, chosen by a jury of theatre professionals, is also featured at Wildside.
The festival’s 16th edition in early 2013 will feature the many talents of capricious Japanese artist Yanomi at her one-woman show A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup, as well as the Montréal company Processed Theatre, boldly offering its musical Nothing Never Happens in Norway, inspired by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.
You won’t regret braving the Montréal winter to discover this extravagantly eclectic theatre festival. Take a walk on the wild side!