Gertrude & Alice


Gertrude & Alice – Deaf Interpreted Show in ASL at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre on Wednesday October 3rd 2018, at 8PM.

About the show: A new production from acclaimed feminist theatre collective Independent Aunties exploring the lives, love, and legacy of queer icons Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas.

Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their 40-year relationship, of meetings with iconic artists and writers, and of Alice’s overwhelming, consuming devotion to Gertrude’s genius. Before they leave, they want to find out what has become of their artistic and cultural influence, and how their lives and work are – or are not – remembered.

One of the most significant and contentious female voices in the 20th century, Gertrude Stein rose to international notoriety with her memoir The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. She influenced a generation of artists and writers, but her own work remains hotly debated for its controversial and sometimes contradictory statements. Her genius, however, was unquestioned by her partner Alice Toklas, who dedicated her life to supporting the work of the woman she loved.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a wheel-chair accessible venue, located at 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON. Tickets can be purchased online at or arranged through Tickets are Pay What You Can (PWYC) at the door, or $10 tickets can be purchased in advance using the coupon code ASL10.

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