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The Mess
Apple Self Storage
Toronto, ON
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The Mess
Annalise is clearing out the storage locker she shared with her deceased ex-husband when his recent partner, a young man, shows up unannounced. As they clash over the things Mark left behind, they contend with their contradictory memories of a man they loved and thought they knew.

The second piece in the immersive How We Are series, The Mess builds on the success of two sold out Toronto runs of How We Are in 2016. Winner of  the 2016 Safe Words New Canadian Play Award and the 2016 MyTheatre Award for Outstanding New Work, How We Are was also presented in the DaPoPo Live-In Festival in Halifax (Oct 2016), and produced in the Kick and Push Festival in Kingston in July 2017.

Co-developed by Mikaela Davies and Polly Phokeev
Written by Polly Phokeev
Directed by Mikaela Davies

Design & Production Management: Imogen Wilson
Producer: Alex Rand

Robyn Stevan
Rebecca Applebaum
Michael Ayres

Apple Self Storage
530 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T5
(next to the Factory Theatre)

Wed Dec 6 - 8pm
Thurs Dec 7 - 8pm
Fri Dec 8 - 6pm and 8pm
Sat Dec 9 - 2pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Tues Dec 12 - 8pm
Wed Dec 13 - 8pm
Thurs Dec 14 - 8pm
Fri Dec 15 - 6pm and 8pm
Sat Dec 16 - 2pm, 6pm and 8pm
Sun Dec 17 - 2pm

Doors will open 15 minutes before the performance. Please note the performance will take place within a small storage unit and will run for 45 minutes. No latecomers will be admitted and there will be no re-entry during the performance. A member of the Front of House team will guide audience members to the storage unit, and an usher will be present throughout the performance. Audience members will be invited to leave any personal belongings (bags, umbrellas, jackets) in a secure location with a member of the Front of House team upon arrival.

This is a Canadian Actors Equity Association production under the Artists Collective Policy.
Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council for their support on The Mess.


Apple Self Storage (View)
530 Adelaide St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1T5


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 12
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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