The Howland Company, in association with Crow’s Theatre, is thrilled to present the premiere of


Written and Directed by Paolo Santalucia

Michael Ayres, Veronica Hortiguela, Cameron Laurie, Dan Mousseau, Nancy Palk,
Rick Roberts, Hallie Seline, Meghan Swaby, Shauna Thompson, Jeff Yung

Lighting Designer – Logan Raju Cracknell
Associate Lighting Designer – Emilie Trimbee
Set Designer – Mark Hockin
Costume Designer – Laura Delchiaro
Sound Designer – Jacob Lin 林鴻恩
Fight & Intimacy Director – Anita Nittoly
Stage Manager – Sam Hale
Apprentice Stage Manager – Keleshaye Christmas-Simpson

February 21st to March 12th, 2023

Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest
Guloien Theatre
345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

Tickets: $20 – $65
Student, Under-30, Artsworker, Senior, Premium Reserved, and Group Pricing available through the Crow’s Theatre Box Office. (Prices displayed through online box office include HST)

Run Time:
2.5 hours with a 15-minute intermission


Every Family has its Secrets…”

PRODIGAL, a world premiere from The Howland Company written and directed by Paolo Santalucia, follows the return home of Edmund Clark, the gay, alcoholic, eldest son of a prominent Toronto family, after he is cut off from the family trust. On the way home, Edmund meets Levi, a man with whom he impulsively engages in a passionate encounter before realizing Levi is also en route to Edmund’s family home.

Why are the Clarks able to support a stranger in their home while turning their back on their eldest son? PRODIGAL examines themes of queerness, privilege, marginalization, and forgiveness as these two young men attempt to return to the families they have lost—one to confront his past, and the other to start his future. 

Audience Advisory:

PRODIGAL features mature language and themes, substance abuse, and mentions of suicide. Recommended for audiences 19+.

Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30pm

Opening Night Performance:
Friday, February 24th at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 25th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
*Sunday, February 26th at 1:30pm

Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pmPost-Show Talk-Back
Wednesday, March 1st at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30pm
Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
*Sunday, March 5th at 1:30pm

Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30pmPost-Show Talk-Back
Wednesday, March 8th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, March 9th at 7:30pm
Friday, March 10th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Closing Matinee Performance:
*Sunday, March 12th at 1:30pm

Performance Schedule Highlights:
Matinee Performances: Wednesdays (after Opening Night), Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30pm
Mask Mandated Performances: Tuesdays & Sundays
*Pay-What-You-Can Performances: Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available on Sundays at 1:30pm (Box Office opens at Noon)

Ticket Pricing Options:

*Student & Under-30: $20
Artsworker: $25
Seniors: $45
Previews: $45
Wednesday Matinees: $50
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings: $60
Saturday and Sunday Matinees: $60
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings: $65
Each ticket is subject to a service charge of $2.50 plus HST

Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets available on Sunday Matinees.

Reserved Premium Seats: Seating at Streetcar Crowsnest is by general admission with a limited number of Reserved Premium Seats, available for an additional $15.

*Group, student, under-30, and senior ticket prices available. Please inquire with the Crow’s Theatre Box Office:
By phone: 647-341-7390 ext. 1010 – Monday to Friday 12pm to 5pm
In person: In the lobby at 345 Carlaw Avenue – one hour prior to each performance
By email: 

For the 2022.23 Season, Crow’s Theatre has eliminated vaccine and mask mandates for patrons.

Wearing a mask is a personal choice, but highly recommended during a performance for your safety and for the protection of our artists, staff, and your fellow patrons.

Crow’s Theatre will be offering two performances a week, Tuesday evening and Sunday matinee, where masks must always be worn while in Streetcar Crowsnest, the Guloien Theatre, and the Studio Theatre, unless eating or drinking at the bar.

PRODIGAL is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Photo of Dan Mousseau by Dahlia Katz.


For more than 30 years, Crow’s Theatre has been a leading force in the Canadian theatre landscape, recognized for provocative and award-winning new theatre work that has toured nationally and internationally. Led by Artistic and General Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnson, Crow’s Theatre ignites passionate and enduring engagement between our audiences and artists by creating, producing, and promoting unforgettable theatre that examines and illuminates the pivotal narratives of our times.

In 2017, Crow’s Theatre moved into our first permanent home, the purpose-built Streetcar Crowsnest at the corner of Carlaw Avenue and Dundas Street, in Toronto’s east end. Since opening the building with Kristen Thomson’s smash-hit The Wedding Party, Crow’s Theatre has produced many notable productions, including Emil Sher’s adaptation of Ian Brown’s The Boy in the MoonJulius Caesar with Groundling Theatre Company, Annie Baker’s The Flick with Outside the March, Dave Malloy’s haunted song cycle Ghost Quartet, George F. Walker’s Orphans for the Czar, and Cliff Cardinal’s radical retelling of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. 

Crow’s Theatre is distinguished as a preeminent cultural destination for its far-reaching imagination, exchange of ideas, diversity, and grassroots belief that the arts are essential to healthy and thriving communities. Find out more by visiting their website.