Upcoming Shows

December 17, 2016

From the producers of Live from the Annex… FUTURE TENSE

A speculative comedic intergalactic holiday cabaret: a romp through inner and outer space featuring the 6ix’s top performers and futurists!

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8 – 10pm, Lee’s Palace, Upstairs Cave, 529 Bloor St. W., Toronto, the future will be imagined by some of Toronto’s best theatre and music artists, dancers, improvisers, musicians and futurists.
Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/live-from-the-annexs-future-tense-s-dec-17-show-tickets-NKHG06

Students, Seniors, Artists Tix: $15 advance – $20 at the door
Regular Tix: $20 advance – $25 at the door
Group rate available for holiday parties: livefromtheannex@gmail.com.

Bar 19+.

Artists onstage!

The Harbingers (co-hosts Laurie Murphy & Sasha Wentges)
Lisa Merchant & Friends Jan Caruana, Marty Adams and Rob Baker (improv)
Rick Miller (theatre)
Caitlin Thrasher (contemporary dance & burlesque)
Steph Baptist (performance poetry)
Anna Chatterton (theatre)
Maggie Greyson (designer/futurist)
Ronley Teper’s Lipliners (a Toronto-based band hot off their European tour, playing live to their Jutra Award-nominated video animations by Davide Di Saro.

Additional info:

‘FUTURE tense!’ Artistic Director Sasha Wentges is offering audiences an entertaining peek into the future: “With the onset of climate change, wars, and rapidly evolving technologies, our two shows feature a stellar line up of artists exploring with comedic stylings what our future may portend for us: Will it be dystopian or an utopia?” Wentges agrees with Marshall McLuhan when he states, “I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.” She invites people to have some fun with their questions, hopes and fears about the future by sending them to The Harbingers via text to 647-599-0194.

The Harbingers (co-hosts Laurie Murphy and Sasha Wentges) and improv troupe Lisa Merchant & Friends Jan Caruana, Marty Adams and Rob Baker are joined by theatre and music artist Rick Miller, performance poet Stephanie Baptist, theatre artist Anna Chatterton, dancer Caitlin Thrasher, designer/futurist Maggie Greyson, and Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, a Toronto-based band hot off their European tour, playing live to their Jutra Award-nominated video animations by Davide Di Saro.

‘FUTURE tense!’s production manager is Heather Kilner, assisted by Andrew Kines and Marcella Tomas. Live from the Annex partners and sponsors are Analytical Engine Interactive, Westbank Corp (@Mirvish Village), Lee’s Palace, Smokes Poutine Annex, Mea Culpa, MARRAM and Beaus Brewery.

For additional show info, to volunteer, or to support with a cash or in kind donation, visit the www.FUTUREtense.ca or send an email to livefromtheannex@gmail.com.

You are invited to support this series by donating at Indiegogo: https://www.igg.me/at/futuretense. Thank you so much!

Poster design by Michael Alstad

Poster design by Michael Alstad

Past Shows

You’ll be sorry you missed them…

November 19, 2016:

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December 1, 2015:
LFTAnnex show poster Dec 1 2015

November 3, 2015:
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October 6, 2015:
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September 1, 2015
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August 4, 2015
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July 7, 2015
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June 2, 2015
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May 5, 2015 Official Opening
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April 7, 2015 Pilot
LFTA flyer - April 7 2015

March 25, 2015 Dress Rehearsal