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August Hot Date—Summerworks Theatre Festival

Erin Shields and Maev Beatty present <i>Montparnasse</i> at the Summerworks Theatre Festival.

Erin Shields and Maev Beatty present Montparnasse at the Summerworks Theatre Festival.

AUGUST 6 TO 16 For 10 days, the annual Summerworks Theatre Festival presents 41 juried indie plays, along with nine concerts and three walking tours at five performance galleries. The lineup features Montparnasse—an erotic portrayal of artists in 1920s Paris—Brechtian cabarets like The Ecstasy of Mother Theresa, and XXX Live Nude Girls, an opera for Barbie dolls. Musical highlights include Matthew Barber, Miracle Fortress and The D’Urbervilles. Various venues, $10 to $12; call 416-504-7529 for tickets.

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