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29 November 2017

Theatre Penumbra Tackles Challenging Oleanna

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My expectations were high going into Oleanna at Red Sandcastle Theatre. Grace Gordon and James McGowan are extremely accomplished both on stage and on TV. The play tackles very relevant …

20 November 2017

Another Trip Around the Sun, Another Great Solo Show

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I was at the opening night of actor-writer-comedian Daniel Stolfi’s Another Trip Around the Sun at The Bad Dog Theatre. The opening act for the night was improv duo Probably …

07 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part I

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Falling Angel (A) An angel (Erica Wood) falls from the sky. In a park. What follows are endless jokes …

23 May 2017

A Successful Contemporary Take on Onegin

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Based on Pushkin and Tchaikovsky’s nineteenth century poem and opera, respectively, with themes including love at first sight, unrequited love, and regret, one might be weary of another attempt to …

16 May 2017

I’m Doing This For You: A Skillful Experience of Attentive Storytelling

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What a delightful pleasure to familiarize myself with the unique performance style of Haley McGee for the first time…

17 November 2016

Agency at The Theatre Centre

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What I loved most about Yell Rebel’s Agency is its originality. I’ve never experienced a story of this sort before. A young women, Hannah (Eva Barrie), shows up at a travel …

14 October 2016

Bad New Days in the Absence of Textual Dialogue

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Bad New Days recently premiered their intriguing double bill Italian Mime Suicide & Three Red Days at The Theatre Centre. Both pieces take on a physical approach to delve in …

07 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part XVIII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Knots (A) It’s a big task keeping an audience engaged at 10:30pm but Lucy Meanwell and Jake Runeckles have …

04 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part IX

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Silk Bath (A) Silk Bath Collective (Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan, and Gloria Mok) assembles what is a very unique …

24 November 2015

Road to … where exactly?

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The Road to Paradise is certainly timely. As we continue to battle wars and tragedies of all sorts across the world, we need pieces that bring people together to reflect …

14 July 2015

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XXII

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Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews. The Dinner Table (A+) The last show I saw at the Fringe was also the best show I …

12 July 2015

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XX

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Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews. The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour (A) Mattie (Donna Kay Yarborough) and Maybelle (Sadie Bowman) captivate us with …

11 July 2015

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XVII

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Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews The Doctor Will See You Know (A) This piece is a masterclass on site-specific theatre. Directed by Michael …

27 February 2015

More than One Lesson to Learn in The Object Lesson

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There really are not enough wonderful things to say about The Object Lesson, part of the World Stage series at Harbourfront Centre. I have not seen such an enchanting piece …

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