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28 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: The Glass Menagerie

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In Tennessee Williams’ extensive canon, The Glass Menagerie stands out as the original “memory play”: the work is framed as the hazy recollections of the main character, whose reliability as a …

14 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: Rope

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If staging the perfect murder is hard enough, staging a good murder mystery has its own challenges. With all the mischievousness of its main characters, Patrick Hamilton’s Rope dodges those …

13 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Henry VIII & Mother’s Daughter

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Shakespeare earned the right to phone it in. It was clear that even his less daring and promising works would be feted beyond their merits – anything bearing his name …

12 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Private Lives

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If reality TV taught us anything, it’s that there’s little easier to lampoon than the lives of the rich and famous; long before and through the television age, Noel Coward …

11 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: The Neverending Story

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The safest compliment for art is that it knows who it’s for. Stratford’s roster in a given year mostly consists of sober, supposedly thoughtful pieces aimed at some cross-section of …

14 August 2019

SummerWorks, 2019

By // Theatre (Toronto)

805-4821 (A) “805-4821 is a trans coming out story made out of other stories: a dialogue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a half-remembered swim lesson, and an 80,000 word Facebook correspondence” This …

19 July 2019

Get Lost in the Tape Escape

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The label “immersive” is thrown around carelessly these days; Outside the March is working tirelessly to remind us all just what it means. Their latest project, Tape Escape, takes participants …

10 July 2019

Toronto Fringe, 2019: Part VIII

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Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Death Ray Cabaret (A-) Second City stalwarts Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw bring a wonderful verve to their free-wheeling …

06 July 2019

Toronto Fringe, 2019: Part II

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Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. The Ballad of Frank Allen (A) “Fringe veterans performing an award-winning show” sets your expectations high; “sci-fi buddy-comedy about …

16 June 2019

The Rise and Fall of Dataman

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Award-winning comedian Ian McIntyre blends the relatable and the absurd in his new revue, The Rise and Fall of Dataman, running for two nights at The Bad Dog Theatre. In …

13 June 2019

LookUp Theatre’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot

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If you want drunken debauchery, raucous theatrics, or just a good old street fight, Sterling Road isn’t your first destination. That changed this week as Angela’s Murdoch’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot …

30 May 2019

Soulpepper’s August: Osage County

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It can take a good family to show you what a bad one truly looks like. The team at Soulpepper brings tremendous verve to Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, doing …

26 May 2019

One Night Only: Crooning Comics

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It can be surprisingly hard to find a good old cabaret act done well. Toronto cabaret veterans Thomas and Kevin Finn and Kevin Godfrey, dropped in at the Lower Ossington …

25 May 2019

Must-See: The Doll Play

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“The sadness. It gets in your fabric.” The Doll Play: A Miniature Revolution, presented by Witchboy Theatre and Blood Pact Theatre at the recently opened Grand Canyon, sounds disarmingly simple: …

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