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Today in Toronto: Barrymore, Cecilia String Quartet, Eternal Hydra and The Power of Gesture

Barrymore Who better to play a legendary American stage actor, womanizer and boozehound than a theatre icon with a hard-partying, lady-killing past all his own? Christopher Plummer slips back into John Barrymore’s suit for a reprise of the Tony Award–winning performance first seen at Stratford in 1996. Find out more »

Cecilia String Quartet After bursting dramatically onto the quartet scene a couple of years ago, this all-female Toronto ensemble took top prize in 2010 at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious music contests. Find out more »

Eternal Hydra More like an eternal obsession. What audiences first saw as a one-act at Stratford a decade ago was turned into two jam-packed acts that won Outstanding New Play at the 2009 Doras and is being remounted here. Find out more »

The Power of Gesture Peggy Baker co-founded Dancemakers and helped out Mikhail Baryshnikov during the first season of his celebrated White Oak Dance Project. And at 58, the iconic choreographer and dancer is still crackling around the edges. Find out more »

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