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11 August 2015

SummerWorks ’15: Part V

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Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Like There’s No Tomorrow (A+) Like There’s No Tomorrow tells the story of the Northern Gateway Project, and it …

09 August 2015

SummerWorks ’15: Part II

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Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Upon the Fragile Shore (B+) Upon The Fragile Shore explores a number of human tragedies, from the Boston Marathon …

22 May 2015

Ballad of the Burning Star, a Political Drag Musical

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As I walked out of Ballad of the Burning Star Tuesday night at the Theatre Centre, I ran into a friend walking into another show (Burnish, I believe). When he asked …

12 May 2015

Precisely Peter’s Brimstone and Treacle

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Dennis Potter’s Brimstone and Treacle was considered controversial when it was first written in 1976. Much has changed in the past 40 years, and yet this is still a controversial …

01 May 2015

No Wonder it’s called ‘Hooked

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“I wanted to write about obsession, about creativity, about risk-taking, about love and loss,” playwright Carolyn Smart writes about Hooked, now playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Certainly all …

09 April 2015

Cult Wayward: A Supreme Leader in Improv Comedy

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way·ward (wāwərd) adjective difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior. “I’m so glad you’ve taken an interest in our farm,” director Becky Johnson exclaims in character …

24 March 2015

A Woman is Not a Secret

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John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman is A Secret opened at the Theatre Centre last Friday to an enthusiastic audience. Though what brought audiences to their feet at the end of …

12 March 2015

Take Two on vox:lumen– Let There Be Light

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It’s hard to know where to start in discussing vox:lumen, which opened at the Harbourfront Center’s World Stage last week. Do we being by talking about the show itself: a …

17 February 2015

The Cardinals– a beautiful, funny, biting critique of faith

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A Catholic Church cardinal comes on to the messy stage at the Harbourfront Studio Theatre. He shuffles around in the near darkness, comes to the front, and suddenly, looks out …

13 February 2015

Happy, Stupid, Ours

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Sheila: So it used to be that—so what happens in the play is there are these two families, the Oddis and the Sings. And they both have a twelve-year old …

31 January 2015

The Other Place: Just Like Other Plays?

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CanStage’s The Other Place is difficult to write about without giving too much away. For the play is reveal after reveal, as we move back and forward in time, uncovering …

23 January 2015

Toronto, I Love You, I Love You

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If you missed it at the Toronto Fringe, you can breathe easy. Toronto, I Love You, an unconventional, improvised love letter to the city of Toronto from the Bad Dog …

17 January 2015

Thea’s Night at Next Stage

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Big Shot “I wish life were more like an action movie.” This is the plea of our young narrator at the beginning of Big Shot with Surreal SoReal Theatre out …

10 October 2014

Puppets Walk Among Us

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Artichoke Hearts’ We Walk Among You, the puppet show at the tarragon extraspace, is one of the most emotive, and beautifully executed theatre pieces I’ve ever seen.  From the world …

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