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Stuart Hughes

Hot Date: Soulpepper’s Total Recall

Stuart Hughes stars in The Glass Menagerie (photo by Sandy Nicholson)

ON NOW Four characters struggle to accept their individual realities in Tennessee Williams’ American classic, The Glass Menagerie. One of the first great plays to negotiate perspectives on truth and memory using non-linear storytelling, it centres on narrator Tom Wingfield, who recounts the lives of his mother and insecure sister. Presented by Soulpepper Theatre Company, this beloved play features accomplished performances by Stuart Hughes, Jeff Lillico, Nancy Palk and Gemma James Smith. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, $28 to $65; call 416-866-8666
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Hot Date: Soulpepper Offers the Time of Your Life

Stuart Hughes in The Time of Your Life (photo by Sandy Nicholson)

OPENS MARCH 16 Discover an American classic courtesy of Soulpepper Theatre Company, which remounts its acclaimed production of William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life. Themes of hope, nostalgia and redemption underlie this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in a late-1930s San Francisco saloon, where patrons imagine “what might have been.” Soulpepper stalwarts Joseph Ziegler and Stuart Hughes won praise for their roles in the ensemble’s 2008 staging of the play, and return for this year’s version. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, $22 to $60; call 416-866-8666 or click here for times and to purchase.