by Mark O’Rowe

One of the Top 10 Shows of the Decade – NOW Magazine 

A mother with a heavy conscience races to save a near-stranger from an anarchic band of lesbians. A daughter finds comfort, sex and even love in the “arms” of a disembodied soul. And a dangerous loner prowls Irish pubs, longing to belt Bette Midler for all to hear. Terminus explores the darkness that insecurity drives us to, and the light that comes from shedding who we’ve been, and accepting who we are.

Powerful, thought-provoking and beautiful to listen to, Terminus was the hottest ticket at the 2012 SummerWorks Festival and received the “Prize for Production”. The production was subsequently picked up to be the inaugural production for David Mirvish’s Off-Mirvish Season at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Since then, we’ve taken the piece across Canada, as part of OtM’s first national tour.

  • August 9th – 19th, 2012 (SummerWorks Festival)
    Nov. 21st – Dec. 16th, 2012 (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Off Mirvish)
    March 17th – 23rd, 2014 (Belfry Theatre, Victoria)
    March 24th – 30th, 2014 (Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse)
    January 20th – February 15th, 2015 (Centaur Theatre, Montreal)

It made me squirm, but held me firm, so sure as sure I’m gonna gush: See Terminus, you really must, A ROYAL FLUSH

The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

The most exciting event on the 2012 Toronto theatre scene

The Toronto Star


The Toronto Star

#1 Production of the Year

NOW Magazine


NOW Magazine


Cast & Creative Team


  • Maev Beaty / Sarah Dodd as “A”
  • Ava Jane Markus / Nicola Elbro as “B”
  • Adam Kenneth Wilson / Adam Lazarus as “C”

Creative Team

  • Mitchell Cushman – Director
  • Nick Blais – Production Design
  • Richard Feren – Sound and Music Design
  • Bryn McLeod – Stage Management
  • Ava Jane Markus – Associate Producer
  • Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld – Tour Producer
  • Jon Grosz – Set Construction
  • Ben Carson – Set Construction
  • Bryn McLeod – Artistic Accomplice
  • Chloe Cushman – Poster Illustration and Design


Awards & Accolades

  • #3 Production of the Decade – NOW Magazine Top Ten List
  • Best Production – Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2012)
  • Best Director – Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2012)
  • Best Design – Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2012)
  • Best International Play – Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2012)
  • #1 Production of 2012 – NOW Magazine
  • Prize for Production – SummerWorks Festival, 2012
  • Spotlight Critics Choice Award for Best Production– Victoria Theatre Critics (2013)
  • ★★★★ – Toronto Star
  • ★★★★– Globe and Mail
  • NNNNN – Now Magazine