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05 February 2017

Liv Stein at Canadian Stage

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Liv Stein at Canadian Stage manages to achieve the strange combination of beautiful mediocrity. Nino Haratischwili’s play is about a couple, Liv and Emil, their angst over the loss of …

04 February 2017

From Stratford to Soulpepper: The Last Wife

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Kate Hennig’s contemporary history play traces the story of King Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (Kate) – beginning with his awkward and aggressive pursuit of her, her …

26 January 2017

Unholy: A Debate

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Nightwood Theatre’s Unholy stages a debate about whether you can be both religious and a feminist. Written by Diane Flacks and directed by Kelly Thornton, the production presents us with …

23 January 2017

A Wedding in the New Crowsnest

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Kristen Thomson’s new play The Wedding Party opens not only the 34th season of Crow’s Theatre, but has the honour of being the inaugural production of the new Toronto theatre Streetcar Crowsnest. …

18 January 2017

Jess Dobkin’s Magic Hour

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Magic Hour, created and performed by Jess Dobkin, is nothing less than pure delight from beginning to end. The audience is ushered into the upstairs lobby, where we are …

14 December 2016

HERstory: Silenced

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Rosemary Doyle’s Red Sandcastle Theatre holds a lot for a small venue, seating up to 70, and almost every seat was taken on one of the first snowy nights of …

30 November 2016

Elevated State’s Angry Brigade

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The Angry Brigade by James Graham takes place in 1970s London, and as I walk into the theatre, I’m wondering what it might have to say to us in our …

17 November 2016

This Is the Point

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This Is The Point, a joint production of both Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre, describes itself as a play about ‘love, sex and disability.’ It lives up to its …

11 November 2016

Unpacking Suitcases

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In 1995, the suitcases of patients who once occupied the Willard Asylum between the years of 1910 and 1960 were found piled up behind a plastered-in section of the Asylum …

06 November 2016

John Lennon: Through The Glass Onion

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This is a one (and a half) man show about the life and music of John Lennon. Part tribute, part investigation of a life, writer John Waters attempts to use …

04 November 2016

Love You To Death: A Murder Mystery Cabaret

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This Small But Mighty Productions musical murder mystery opens with Derek and his 6 lovers – five women and one man – gathered together in his secluded suburban home. They …

01 November 2016

Seven Siblings’ Titus

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This Seven Siblings Theatre production of Titus Andronicus is set in a fantasy world that mirrors a dystopic future: after a long and gruesome war with the Goths (fierce scavengers …

27 October 2016

A Feminist Double Bill: Quiver & Mouthpiece

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Nightwood Theatre defines itself as a feminist theatre company whose mandate includes providing an ‘essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women.’ These two pieces, currently on stage …

16 October 2016

Single Thread’s Turkey Shoot

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This site-specific historical narrative at the Gibson House in North York attempts to address the often-forgotten question of how and why exactly occupation of native land occurred. As we give …