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18 January 2017

Jess Dobkin’s Magic Hour

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

12 October 2016

Concord Floral at Canadian Stage

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Written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Eric Brubacher and Cara Spooner, Concord Floral is currently opening Canadian Stage’s 2016-2017 season. To top it all off, just a few days ago, …

03 October 2016

The Watershed at Tarragon

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Originally produced during the Pan Am Games, Tarragon’s remount of this show kicks off its 2016-17 season. A new Canadian play, The Watershed was commissioned as a piece on the …

10 August 2016

SummerWorks ’16: Part II

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Trophy (A-) Creators Sarah Conn and Allison O’Connor have brought to life an interactive installation piece centred around stories …

07 August 2016

SummerWorks ’16: Part I

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews No Fun (A-) No Fun is a collaborative rock/dance piece created and choreographed by Helen Simard. The show declares itself …