The Hungriest Woman in the World

"Delightfully discombobulating." "Cured my depression for 80 minutes."
"I didn't know it would be so weird!"

Just in time for the holiday season (and the holiday blues), The Hungriest Woman in the World by is a curious navigation of futility and meaning fuelled by a woman who inadvertently escapes from the confused loneliness of her real life into an audacious, seductive world of theatre and art. The production follows Aimee, who goes to see a play alone when her husband Rob refuses to join her. Her evening at the theatre tumbles into absurdity with dancing octopuses, overly intimate strangers and drunken mistakes. Both tender and hilarious, this play invites audiences to share— as Aimee says— a "secret in the theatre” that will sit with them long after the curtain drops.

Playwright Bramer comes into this production hot off the September release of her most recent book of poetry, Precious Energy. (“Shannon Bramer writes with a candor that is as clever as it is devastating […] drawing the domestic into utter sublimity.” -Robin Richardson). We are excited to be partnering with visual artist Jessica Hiemstra, who is designing a transformative, glimmering set full of surprises.

Peter nelson and Keshia Palm. Photo: Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes

Peter nelson and Keshia Palm. Photo: Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes

Paul and Petandra

Each performance of The Hungriest Woman in the World will be preceded by ten-minute play Paul and Petandra by Deanna Kruger. Paul and Petandra first premiered at the the 2016 InspiraTO Festival, where it received a People’s Choice Award and was featured in the Tomo Suru Players’ About Love Festival in Vancouver this past June. 

Written by Shannon Bramer
Directed by Claren Grosz
December 6-17, 2017
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

Ticket Prices (including GST)

General Admission $25
Admission with Donation $40
Artsworker/Student $17
Weekend Matinees $20 in advance, PWYC at the door


Wednesday December 6 | 7:30pm
Thursday December 7 | 7:30pm
Friday December 8 | 7:30pm
Saturday December 9 | 2:00pm | 7:30pm
Sunday December 10 | 2:00pm
Wednesday December 13 | 7:30pm
Thursday December 14 | 7:30pm
Friday December 15 | 7:30pm
Saturday December 16 | 2:00pm | 7:30pm
Sunday December 17 | 2:00pm

Photos by Magnus Berg and Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes


This is a Canadian Actors Equity Association production under the Artists Collective Policy.

Shannon Bramer - Playwright of The Hungriest Woman in the World
Deanna Kruger - Playwright of Paul and Petandra
Claren Grosz - Director/Producer
Elyse Waugh - Stage/Production Manager
Logan Cracknell - Lighting Design
Jessica Hiemstra - Set Design
Connor Cook - Sound Design and Composition
Samantha Raymond - Choreography

Hungriest Woman in the World Cast

Nora Williams - Aimee
Christopher Sawchyn - Rob
Tammi Freeman - Julie
Arun Varma - Nathan
Adam Bonney - LD

Paul and Petandra Cast

Keshia Palm - Petandra
Peter Nelson - Paul


This production was made possible by the following sponsors: Patty Bunton, Mark Waugh, Victoria Stark, Corinne Jamieson, Adam Whitlam, Glenn Tweedy, Jessica Hiemstra, Les Peterdey and Chris Currie.