A production by Power Productions presented by Theatre Passe Muraille

Paul is being hugged tightly by another character, Evan. Paul holds onto his crutches

Photo credit: Alick Tsui

“This is honest story telling at it’s best” — Grid City Magazine

“Crippled is an absolutely masterful piece of writing” — apt613

Tony finds himself on the St. John’s Newfoundland waterfront at a crossroad. Tired and grieving, Tony believes there is only one way to escape a life he no longer wants to live. His mind is made up, until a stranger appears with other plans. Recently nominated for the Governor General’s Award, Crippled is a powerful story about love, death, life and redemption. 

Show Runs

May 12 – 21, 2022

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Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre

16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto


Pay What You Can Afford between three price points:

$10 | $30 | $60

Covid-19 Protocols: TPM is operating at 50% capacity. Please visit our updated protocols page here.

Runtime: 85 minutes


  • For a play that contemplates questions around life and disability, there’s a lot of audience laughter. — CBC Arts

  • Paul David Power’s Crippled at the #BeyondTO festival had me riveted. A tough, nuanced play about physical and emotional disabilities, well worth a visit to Theatre Passe Muraille. — Martin Morrow

  • The writing in this piece is stunning — tender, honest, deeply vulnerable, and at times permeated with a desperate rage — and the actors deftly navigate those emotions with nuance and truth. I’ve never been part of an audience so invested in a show, but the opening night crowd was hanging on every word. — Intermission Magazine


Crippled Poster has two male characters sitting by a dock talking to each other. The background of the poster is yellow, and there is a white-cutout around the characters. Red text reads #BeyondTO Festival Crippled May 12-21, 2022
Written/Performed by 
Paul David Power
Directed by 
Danielle Irvine
Robert Chafe
Lighting Designer
Robert Gauthier
Stage Manager/Set Designer
Kirsti Mikoda
Sound Designer
George Robertson
Associate Lighting Designer
Frank Donato
Audio Describer
Kat Germain
Paul David Power (Tony)
Pat Dempsey (Evan)
Matt White (Carl)

Tickets & Showtimes

This show runs from May 12 – 21, 2022. To see the list of shows and book your tickets, please visit our ticketing site. or contact us at 416.504.7529, or by email at Tickets are all Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Price Points: $10, $30, $60 (price includes all ticket fees)

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at

Accessibility Features

Crippled will be a relaxed run. There will be an introduction before the performance introducing the actors, letting audiences know about the events inside the show. Dim houselights will stay up throughout the show, and an Active Listener will be available.

Audio Descriptions will be available on

– Friday May 20, at 7:30pm

– Saturday May 21, at 2pm

Audio Describer is Kat Germain.

You can book tickets online, or by calling our box office at 416-504-7529, or emailing

Audio promo

This production is part of our #BeyondTO festival!

Also check out these productions, all premiering in Toronto this summer!
#BeyondTO Festival, Batardes May 28th- June 4th 2022 at Theatre Passe Muraille, from Tibetan/Quebec Diaspora

Born to a Tibetan father and a Québecoise mother, Chloé and Jade Barshee are in search of their own identity.

Performed in French, with English captions.

#BeyondTO Festival Scored in Silence May 5-7 2022, From Japan/Uk at Theatre Passe Muraille

A solo digital performance that unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf people from the handful that survived the horrors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan in 1945. 

A cutting-edge, immersive experience utilizing visual and vibration technology.

Thank you!

The 2022 #BeyondTO festival is sponsored by Jeff & Rita Rayman 

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