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Photo of Peter Fernandes, Veronica Hortiguela, Aurora Browne, Gregory Prest, George Krissa, and Fiona Reid by Dahlia Katz.


  • A Crow’s Theatre Production | A Crow's Theatre Commission
  • Michael Ross Albert
  • Paolo Santalucia
  • Nov 12 - Dec 15, 2024
  • $76.28 - $115.83
  • Guloien Theatre
  • Details


    THE BIDDING WAR is part of the Complete Crow's subscription, the Complete Crow's Preview subscription, the Signature Series subscription, the Signature Series Preview subscription and may be included in any 4-ticket or 6-ticket Design Your Own Flexible subscription. Subscribe today and save!

    The city’s last affordable house is for sale. Heads roll and shrimp tails fly when a frantic, 12-hour bidding war erupts during what was supposed to be a routine open house. Agents turn on buyers, buyers turn on agents, and everything spirals into an uproarious dark comedy of desperation and anxiety.

    This season’s largest cast brings everyday homebuyers to life as they grapple with extraordinary circumstances, skyrocketing housing costs, gentrification, and sabotage.

    THE BIDDING WAR features a knock-out ensemble cast including Aurora Browne (Baroness Von Sketch Show), Sergio Di Zio (Four Minutes Twelve Seconds), Izad Etemadi (Mad Madge), Peter Fernandes (The Master Plan), Veronica Hortiguela (Prodigal), George Krissa (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Amy Matysio (It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play), Fiona Reid (Hedda Gabler), Gregory Prest (De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail), and Steven Sutcliffe (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

    Michael Ross Albert (The Huns, Tough Jews) is a Toronto-based playwright, screenwriter, independent producer, educator, dramaturge, and Dora-Award winning theatre artist Paolo Santalucia (Prodigal, Casimir and Caroline, Orphans for the Czar) is the Associate Artistic Director at Crow’s Theatre.

    “Michael Ross Albert is one of Toronto’s most exciting playwrights.”
    Toronto Star

    “Paolo Santalucia is a ‘wake up and pay attention’ director.”
    The Globe and Mail


    NOTE: Seating map is a not an exact represenatation and is subject to change. 


    Pre-Show Talk:

    • Sun, Dec 1, 2024

    Post-Show Talk:

    • Tue, Dec 3, 2024

    Mask Required Performances:

    • Sun Nov 17, 2024 @ 1:30 PM (PWYC)
    • Wed Nov 27, 2024 @ 1:30 PM

    Supporting Production Sponsor


    The Slaight Family Creation Residency

  • Dates & Times
  • The Team


    • Aurora Browne
    • Sergio Di Zio
    • Izad Etemadi
    • Peter Fernandes
    • Veronica Hortiguela
    • George Krissa
    • Amy Matysio
    • Fiona Reid
    • Gregory Prest
    • Steven Sutcliffe


    • Paolo Santalucia - Director
    • Michael Ross Albert - Playwright