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Titty Cakes: A Recipe for Radical Acceptance

Presented By The Theatre on King

Fuelled by Public Energy Performing Arts

Sarah McNeilly

(Nogojiwanong/Peterborough)

The Theatre on King (171 King Street, Peterborough)

October 19-22 @ 8:00 PM

& October 23 @ 2:00 PM

Accessibility: Physically accessible venue and washrooms
The complete venue guide is available here

Mature audiences, please see content warnings below.

The Theatre on King asks that all audience members be masked. 

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

Tickets are available for purchase here

St. Agatha of Sicily is the Patron Saint of breast cancer patients, rape victims, bakers, and bellfounders. Every February, a festival held in her honour serves dome-shaped cakes called: “Minne di Sant’Agata” (“Little Breasts of Saint Agatha”).

Sarah McNeilly is neither Catholic nor Italian. She’s not even a good baker. But Sarah is going to bake (and eat) Minnie di Sant’Agata (AKA “Titty Cakes”) on stage. Because Agatha’s story allowed Sarah to do the impossible. To finally tell her own story. In her own words. And maybe, just maybe—with you as her witnesses—Sarah will bake herself to healing on stage this October.

“On and off stage, Sarah McNeilly offers eloquence, honesty, fierceness, humour and humanity. She is absolutely fearless, even when she’s scared to death. I just know that this show will be a must-see for anyone who understands the transformative power of theatre.” – Linda Kash

ALLERGY WARNING: this show contains nuts (tree nuts, that is)!

Pistachios, almonds, gluten, dairy, eggs and other food allergens will be processed on stage, which could lead to the presence of trace amounts in the air.

TRIGGER AND/OR CONTENT WARNINGS:

While there is no set minimum age to attend this show, we recommend that audiences use discretion when making the decision to attend. Potential triggers include: coarse language, nudity, graphic scars, cancer, religion, nihilism, sexism/misogyny, asceticism, addiction, mental illness, violence, harassment, blood, mutilation, amputation, sexual assault, suicide, miscarriage, abortion, incels, toxic positivity, and stalking.
A content guide will be available in advance of the show with more details by emailing admin@publicenergy.ca.

Show Funding Provided By:

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2022-23 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Season Sponsors & Funders

Jo Pillon Royal Lepage logoHi Ho Silver LogoKawartha Now Logo
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Ontario Arts Council logoCanadian Heritage logo Peterborough logoCanadian Council For The Arts logo

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logo