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11 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part X

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews soaring through liquid skies (B+) Franco Nguyen’s one-man show about his childhood and his education about his mother’s personal …

10 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part VIII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews WILD/WALLED (A-) This dance piece created by Tracey Norman, Alison Daley, and the Half Second Echo company is a …

09 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part IV

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Lysistrata (A-) I’m not much for crowds, so when Fringe starts I’m always a little anxious about all the …

27 June 2017

Luminato 2017: Bearing

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This dance-opera conceived and designed by co-directors Michael Greyeyes and Yvette Nolan and librettist Spy Denommé-Welch investigates the emotional history and contemporary cultural significance of Canada’s residential school system. The …

08 June 2017

Courtney Lamanna in Context

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Echo Productions’ latest production, Context, attempts to recreate the subjective experience of anxiety. One hour long, the show first depicts the evening of Jamie, a burgeoning artist, who attends an …

23 May 2017

Wolf Manor’s Caesar

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Wolf Manor Theatre Collective’s Caesar is a sporadically competent reimagining of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with five actors playing multiple roles. Julius Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus are all played by women …

19 May 2017

At Soulpepper: For Colored Girls…

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Soulpepper’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf is now on at the Yonge Centre. Ntozake Shange’s play was originally written in 1974, but still resonates …

24 April 2017

Why Not’s Prince Hamlet

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Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet is currently being remounted at the Theatre Centre. Though to say remounted is misleading: adapted from Shakepeare’s Hamlet by Ravi Jain, the script is similar …

20 April 2017

Anusree Roy’s Little Pretty and The Exceptional

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Anusree Roy’s new play Little Pretty and The Exceptional is currently premiering at the Factory Theatre. The play opens in the sari shop the family is about to launch. Yarrik Larivee’s set …

29 March 2017

Remounted: Slip

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Walking into the theatre, the audience also walks into a crime scene. Chairs line the walls of Tarragon’s upstairs workspace, facing the middle of the room where a woman in …

14 March 2017

Modern Times at Bad Times: Blood Weddings

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Blood Weddings is currently on stage at Buddies in Bad Times. Federico García Lorca’s play is a classic, and has a rightful place in theatre history, but is a difficult …

08 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Anna Chatterton

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Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Anna Chatterton is a different kind of triple threat: as a librettist, playwright, …

02 March 2017

Round Three: Of Human Bondage at Soulpepper

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Of Human Bondage is back for its third staging at Soulpepper. Written by Vern Thiessen, and based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, the play traces the life of …

18 February 2017

Kim’s Convenience, Back on Stage at Soulpepper

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At this point, Kim’s Convenience hardly needs an introduction. Having toured nationally, with multiple remounts, and having been turned into a CBC series (it’s just been renewed for a second …

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