An extraordinary new dramedy about faith, community, and sex from one of Canada’s most exciting emerging writers, Rachel Mutombo, Factory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere of VIERGE. Directed by Natasha Mumba, VIERGE stars Yvonne Addai, JD Leslie, Kudakwashe Rutendo and Shauna Thompson, and onstage from April 8 to April 30, 2023 at Factory Theatre.
Sixteen-year-old Divine doesn’t really fit in anywhere, and her only real friend is Jesus (Christ) — that is until her family joins a new church and through the other girls in her youth group she discovers the world around her is not as it seems. This stunning new work follows four Congolese Canadian teenage girls as they journey to navigate between the pressures of Christianity, virginity and teenage hormones, and is sure to leave audiences tearing up one moment and laughing out loud the next.
“We are so excited to have such an incredible team of artists coming into our space. My new role here at Factory was a big step for me, and getting to work with Natasha, Rachel, and their entire team on this important, hilariously funny and heartbreaking play has been an absolute dream. Every single one of the artists on this production is poised to make a huge mark on Canadian Theatre, so it’s a real treat and coup for all of us here at Factory to have them all together.” – Mel Hague
WHEN: to Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 8 pm, with Mondays dark. Sunday matinee performances at 2 pm.
WHERE: Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2R2
TICKETS: Range from $15 – $60, and include a limited number of $0 tickets for every performance. Audiences are invited to select the ticket price option that works best for them to experience theatre at Factory. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.factorytheatre.ca/shows/vierge/
Content Warning: The play includes depictions of, and conversations about sexual assault and teenage alcohol use.