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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: …

23 May 2019

Soulpepper’s Brothers Size

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre fans and writers long for a world where celebrities dropping into a local show doesn’t raise an eyebrow. The Brothers Size drew the attention of a wider audience thanks …

14 April 2019

C’mon Angie at the Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“It’s so simple: I need to know you’re listening…” It’s not just a plea to an assailant: it’s a message to audiences at The Assembly Theatre and society at large. …

13 April 2019

Why Did He Come to Copenhagen?

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play turned BBC film, directed here at Soulpepper by Katrina Darychuk, tackles world-historical events – the development and use of the atomic bomb, the Holocaust, and …

10 March 2019

Pinter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Soulpeppers

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Awkward silences are your fault. They’re their fault too. A group – or an entire pair – with expired imaginations aching to pretend to be someones with something to say. …

23 February 2019

hamLIT

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What does it mean for a performer to take on a role? Prince Hamlet, Ravi Jain’s radical reframing of the Shakespeare classic remounted here by Canadian Stage and Why Not …

22 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Sarah Thorpe (2018)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. It’s hard to stage a production of a timeless classic that …

20 February 2019

The COC revisits & revises Così Fan Tutte

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Opera is sustainable when you can enjoy it without fully understanding it or taking it seriously. Few works rely on this more than Così fan tutte, which continues to entertain …

20 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Thomas Gough

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Thomas Gough is a staple of Toronto theatre, and a veteran …

18 February 2019

Studio 180’s Oslo

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Oslo’s very existence is remarkable. Staging a full-length work about the most incendiary issue in foreign policy is already a major diplomatic achievement. Turning that into an award-winning Broadway hit? …

18 February 2019

Othello Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Many Shakespeare plays present an imposing barrier to entry even for educated audiences. Directors devise increasingly inventive ways to make them accessible or relevant – or at least to have …

23 January 2019

Leroy St’s Gruesome Playground Injuries

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Gruesome Playground Injuries is all about variations on themes. Director Chris Bretecher writes that, in following the characters through their unlikely and unlucky journey, “we acknowledge topics of mental health, …

17 January 2019

Michael Healey’s 1979

By // Theatre (Toronto)

1979 is a political thriller – but not like that. The (rise and) fall of one of Canada’s most forgotten and forgettable leaders sounds more like a mischievous improv prompt …

12 January 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At Mirvish Productions’ The Play That Goes Wrong, only the title is an understatement. Audiences are quickly enveloped in a fully immersive farce that never lets go- not during the …

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