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09 October 2019

Kat Sandler Debuts Yaga at the Tarragon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tarragon Theatre has set up a wonderfully witchy opening to its autumn season. Leaves are turning, the air is cooling, and the fall season of theatre has begun. Onstage from …

09 October 2019

Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in Duluth, Minnesota in winter 1934, Girl from the North Country is not a typical musical. Understated and thoughtful, this Depression-era drama does not conform to what people might …

05 October 2019

Knives in Hens at the Coal Mine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Coal Mine’s presentation of Knives in Hens is a beautiful rendition of the mid-nineties play written by David Harrower — Director Leora Morris has skillfully and lovingly brought the Scottish work …

28 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: The Glass Menagerie

By // Theatre

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 …

21 September 2019

Life in a Box is Back!

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Both the best and worst thing about theatre, and indie theatre especially, is its ephemerality. Productions close so fast that you never have the time you need to tell every …

19 September 2019

Soulpepper’s Seductive Betrayal

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The 1978 play Betrayal comes alive through Soulpepper’s production. The cast and crew are immaculate, and the set is designed in an incredibly effective way. Time slides through the cracks …

14 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: Rope

By // Theatre

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

By // Theatre

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

By // Theatre

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

By // Theatre

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 …

10 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Bard on the Beach’s Coriolanus in Vancouver

By // Theatre

This, its 30th year of existence, was my first Bard on the Beach season…

09 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Vancouver Fringe, Part II

By // Theatre

I was so excited to find myself in Vancouver during the Fringe Festival this fall (it’s crazy that there are still Fringe Festivals happening once it’s officially “fall”). Having covered …

09 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Vancouver Fringe, Part I

By // Theatre

I was so excited to find myself in Vancouver during the Fringe Festival this fall (it’s crazy that there are still Fringe Festivals happening once it’s officially “fall”). Having covered …

06 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Bard on the Beach’s Taming of the Shrew in Vancouver

By // Theatre

Spaghetti Western is a popular approach for Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy (in fact this production…

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    in The Glass Menagerie
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