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20 September 2017

Revelations In a Little Room

By // Theatre (New York)

Hospital waiting rooms are emotional places. On a daily basis, they are the scenes of both great grief and great joy as humans celebrate new life and renewed chances at …

19 September 2017

Theatre by Committee’s Omnium Gatherum

By // Theatre (Toronto)

According to old rules of etiquette, it’s impolite to discuss sex, politics, or religion at a dinner party. Theatre by Committee’s Omnium Gatherum tackles all three with gusto, throwing in …

18 September 2017

Miss at The Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I rewrote the title of this article about four times. I worry that the one I settled on is misleading- it sounds like an old timey newspaper headline declaring that …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: See

By // Theatre

I was really hard on the Stratford productions I didn’t like this year but it was actually a pretty strong season and the things that were good were Really good. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: See

By // Theatre

This was not my favourite season at The Shaw Festival. They had fewer bad productions than Stratford but they didn’t have as many great ones either. The best production of …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

In a really pretty strong Stratford season, these mostly good productions fell to the middle of the pack because other things were better, not because they were bad at all. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

The thing to understand about the so-so list for The Shaw Festival this year is that they’re all pretty good productions; they mostly didn’t make the cut to be must-sees …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

I promise everything gets better from here. Please keep in mind that I refuse to pull punches so you can believe me when I tell you you really should see …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

Though little stood too far above the pack this year at the Shaw Festival (“so-so” really carried the season over there), it’s remarkable that there’s only one show I think …

04 September 2017

Talk Radio at the Old Red Lion Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Late Night, tell-it-how-it-is radio — a premise with the potential for shocking, humorous and meaningful dialogue, but Eric Bogosian’s play lacks depth and originality, with this production feeling in turns …

16 August 2017

Apartment 301: Sharp Characters – Blunt Ending

By // Theatre (New York)

I’m a big fan of Antony Raymond whom I consider one of the city’s rising star playwrights. He creates rich unique characters with clear voices. As tensions and emotions inevitably …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE The Only Good Indian (B+) It’s difficult to grade this solo show from Pandemic Theatre because half its runtime is just a “long table” …

10 August 2017

Jessica: Almost Human

By // Theatre (New York)

Jessica, a play written by Patrick Vermillion, showing at the IRT Theater brings science fiction and artificial intelligence to the stage. But an overly ambition script falls short in execution …

27 July 2017

Aboard the Pirate Life- Flooded

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Flooded is set on a boat, but not just any boat. One warm and sunny (thank god) Toronto July evening I found myself on The Pirate Life Boat sailing around …

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