Tarragon Theatre Holiday Gift Guide

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Tarragon Acoustic Holiday Subscriptions

Tarragon Acoustic Holiday is a subscription series of 11 plays for the ear. Fully realized Audio Drama’s from the finest playwrights from across Canada, presented in association with Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley of CBC’s PlayME podcast. Each play is delivered through our website and streamed to you in the comfort of your home!

PLUS each Tarragon Acoustic Holiday subscription includes Orestes by Rick Roberts, an online interactive mythic adventure starting in February 2021.*

$99 Regular
$49 for Arts Workers, Front-line Workers, Students and Under-Employed
(All prices include HST)

We will also email a Gift Letter to you which you can present to your recipient.


Tarragon Acoustic Schedule

Each play is available for two weeks – listen anywhere and anytime, day or night.
Start dates and times are listed below.**

December 27, 2020 2:30 PM – Fronteras Americanas by Guillermo Verdecchia
January 14, 2021 8:00 PM – It’s All True by Jason Sherman
January 31, 2021 2:30 PM – Democracy by John Murrell
February 11, 2021 8:00 PM – Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson
February 28, 2021 2:30 PM – The Shape of a Girl by Joan MacLeod
March 11, 2021 8:00 PM – The Herd by Kenneth T. Williams
March 28, 2021 2:30 PM – Forever Yours, Marie-Lou by Michel Tremblay
April 8, 2021 8:00 PM – Half Life by John Mighton in collaboration with why not theatre
April 25, 2021 2:30 PM – Helen’s Necklace by Carole Fréchette (in French and English)
May 13, 2021 8:00 PM – Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad
May 30, 2021 2:30 PM – Come Home – The Legend of Daddy Hall by Audrey Dwyer
Subject to change, all times are EST / GMT -5.

Single Tickets for individual shows are also available. Click Here to purchase.

Want more information about the series? Click here to see Tarragon Acoustic FAQ’s.

*Please Note: The performance of Orestes will be performed at specific show-times and dates. We will contact each subscriber to schedule which performance they’d like to view closer to February.
** Subject to change.

Looking for even more Tarragon Acoustic?

The full series is still available! For just $152 give the gift of the entirety of Tarragon Acoustic, including back access to past performances:

David French’s Leaving Home
David Yee’s carried away on the crest of a wave
Rosa Laborde’s Léo
Hannah Moscovitch’s This Is War
Morris Panych’s 7 Stories
Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt’s SIBS
And Chloé Hung’s Three Women of Swatow

Looking for a low-cost gift?

We’re pleased to be able to offer the DVD of 2 Pianos 4 Hands! Part of our 1995-96 season this recording of the final performance at the Citadel Theatre in 2018 captures all the wit and charm of the original production.

Available for just $25!

The riotous tale of two boys in Canada, Ted and Richard, sharing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. They work fervently towards their dream amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and the dream of greatness.

In 1994 Ted and Richard formed Talking Fingers to write and workshop their new script 2 Pianos 4 Hands. The play was subsequently programmed as part of Tarragon Theatre’s 1995-’96 season in Toronto, and premiered in April 1996 to rave reviews and sold-out houses. Talking Fingers and Tarragon Theatre shared the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, and Ted and Richard received the prestigious Chalmers Award–Canada’s National Playwriting Award–that same year.

There have been many other productions with other actors, both male and female, in Canada and across the globe. Since its premiere, 2 Pianos 4 Hands has had 4,000 performances at 200 different theatres throughout Canada, the US, the UK, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Austria, Finland and beyond. Nearly 2 million people have seen the play on five continents worldwide making it one of the most successful Canadian plays ever.

Please note: All purchases of the DVD include HST and $3.50 shipping and handling costs.

Please contact patronservices@tarragontheatre.com should you have any questions.


$20 Regular
$15 Arts Workers, Frontline Workers, Students, Underemployed
$8 for preview

Written by: Rick Roberts
Directed by: Richard Rose

Featuring: Cliff Cardinal, Richard Clarkin, Bren Eastcott, David Fox, Eleanor Guy, Jeff Ho, Krystin Pellerin, Anthony Perpuse, Lisa Ryder and Gabriella Sundar Singh

Euripides’ genre-defying classic has been hacked, warped and chopped – rebooted for the electronic age. Orestes, “the poet laureate of the internet!” is blurred and bleeding across YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok. His unimaginable crime of matricide is stuck on autoplay. De-platformed, disconnected, stranded in the silence of the real, he must claw his way back online and survive there by any means necessary.