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By Darrah Teitel | In Partnership with SpiderWebShow Performance | Script developed in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal

Mara’s life is normal. She lives in Ottawa, has a good government job, a handsome partner, a new baby boy, and everything appears fine on the surface. Appearances can be  deceiving. A world premiere about the abuse of power, political expediency, and the masks we wear to carry on as if everything is as it should be.

Strong language and mature content.

Content warning. Please contact our box office for more information.

Show Times

Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8:30pm
Sunday: 2pm


Behaviour runs for approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Behaviour was streamed worldwide on March 27 at 8pm EDT in honour of World Theatre Day at

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“The unpredictability of this script provides enormous tension. I have always liked Darrah’s writing, but I feel that she has turned a corner with this one by piling up the contrasts of motherhood, career and marriage against a backdrop of invisible violence.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director


Darrah Teitel: Playwright

Deena Aziz: Lydia
Sarah Kitz: Jordan
Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard: Evan
Zoë Sweet: Mara

Shannon Lea Doyle: Set & Costume Designer
Olivier Fairfield: Sound Designer
Mariah Horner: Assistant Director
Charles Ketchabaw: Livestreaming Expert
Peter Spike Lyne: Lighting Designer
Jane Vanstone Osborn: Stage Manager
Angela Schleihauf: Assistant Sound Designer
Michaela Steven: Assistant Stage Manager
Emma Tibaldo: Dramaturge
Michelle Tracey: Associate Set and Costume Designer 
Michael Wheeler: Director


Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2018-2019 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. 


The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.

The next installment of GCTC's popular Prologue series will take place on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:45pm and is free to the public. Hosted by GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates, it will be a backstage tour and discussion featuring artists and designers involved in the production.


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Earlier Event: February 6
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Later Event: April 30
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