The Rear Window

May 15 – May 31, 2024
  • Written and Directed by Emily Dix
  • Based on the short story It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich
Run Time: 2 hours
Intermission: 1 (15 min)
Venue: Hart House Theatre
Note: Recommended for ages 13+
Warning: Mature Themes, Simulated Violence, Fake Blood, Strobe Lighting and High Pitched Sounds
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Student/Artsworker
  • Previews
Door Sales / Will Call:
  • The Will Call window is located through the main theatre entrance.

  • Opens at 5 pm for evening performances and 11 am for matinees.

  • 416-978-2452

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Hart House Theatre presents the Bygone Theatre production of The Rear Window. Recuperating from a broken leg, a news photographer spends his days cooped up in his New York apartment, watching his neighbours through the rear window of his home.

The intense summer heat wave, a growing addiction to his painkillers, and the kind of delirium brought on by boredom and lack of sleep leads him to create fanciful stories about those he spies on. But when the line between truth and reality begins to blur, he finds himself questioning whether he has just witnessed a brutal murder, or whether his demons have finally gotten the best of him.

Based on the short story It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich, the same tale that inspired the 1954 Hitchcock film, Rear WindowThe Rear Window takes a new look at this classic tale of a peeping Tom who saw more than he wanted to see. A gripping, psychological thriller that will leave you guessing until the final moments whether or not what we're seeing can truly be believed. Starring Oliver Georgiou as L.B. Jefferies, Kate McArthur in her award-winning role as Lena, Cayne Kitagawa as Charlie and Antonino Pruiti as Thorwald.


Pre-Show Artist Chat

Come to the matinee early to enjoy an in-depth discussion with the The Rear Window creative team.

  • Saturday, May 25 1:00 pm

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