Taking Liberties Cast

Heck, Gerald, Ron, Sara, Anne.

Sara Munro

Sara Munro defends The Diviners by Margaret Laurence.

Anne and Gerald

Generations apart, Anne and Gerald Harvie.

Taking Liberties is being produced by the Taking Liberties Collective and runs from February 5-23 at the Campbell House Ballroom. It is directed by Cecily Smith and stars Alison Beckwith, Tristan Claxton, Hayden Finkelshtain, John Jarvis and Cecily Smith.

The uncomfortable questions TAKING LIBERTIES raises centre around the limits of free speech in our society. Although the play was written three decades ago, the issues it raises have never been more relevant than they are today.

We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haundenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples. 



“Beautifully Written. Taking Liberties creates identifiable human figures who face agonisingly real problems. It is rare for theatre audiences to be so intellectually and emotionally challenged.”

(Jon Kaplan - Plays International)


Performance Schedule


Wed, Feb 5          7:30 Preview $20
Thurs, Feb 6        7:30 Preview $20 Talkback
Fri, Feb 7             7:30 Opening $20
Sat, Feb 8             4:00 Matinee $30 Talkback
Sat, Feb 8             7:30 $50 Gala
Sun, Feb 9            2:00 Matinee $30 Talkback

Wed, Feb 12         7:30 $30

Thurs, Feb 13       7:30 $30
Fri, Feb 14             7:30 $30
Sat, Feb 15            4:00 Matinee $30 Talkback
Sat, Feb 15            7:30 $30 Actors’ Gala
Sun, Feb 16           2:00 Matinee $30 Talkback

Wed, Feb 19          7:30 $30
Thurs, Feb 20        7:30 $30
Fri, Feb 21             7:30 $30
Sat, Feb 22            4:00 Matinee $30
Sat, Feb 22            7:30 $30
Sun, Feb 23           2:00 Matinee $30


Run Time 65 minutes


The Campbell House Museum – 160 Queen Street West at University Avenue. (On Line 1, above the Osgoode subway station)



Because of the historic nature of the Campbell House Museum, this production is, unfortunately, not accessible for persons in wheelchairs or similar mobility devices. Please contact us for any other questions or concerns regarding accessibility.


Late Admittance Policy:

Because of the intimate nature of the performance space, latecomers cannot be admitted. We thank you for your understanding.


Refund Policy:

All tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged up to 12 hours before the event starts for another date/time, space permitting, through Brown Paper Tickets’ call centre only.

© 2020 by Taking LIberties Collective. Cast photos by the incomparable Sam Gaetz.
“This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.”

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