13 October 2018

Krapp’s Last Tape Remounted

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The production of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, performed at the Theatre Passe Muraille, is truly a wonder. A perfect stage for a one-man play, actor Bob Nasmith shines. Like …

18 September 2017

Soulpepper in September, 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There’s profundity in boredom, or at least that’s what most Waiting for Godots seem to argue. It’s an impossibly dull play to watch, purposefully so; the theatre usually has at …

12 October 2016

No’s Knife at the Old Vic

By // Theatre (London)

In one sense, it’s the ultimate indulgence to a craving no-one asked for. I don’t mean “ban experiment; bring on the potboilers”, I mean that this production feels irrelevant, and …

01 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part III

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Unending – 3 Short Plays (A-) Site-specific plays always have the potential to be alienating experiences: a bunch …

20 October 2015

Lisa Dwan in Beckett Trilogy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Canadian Stage just opened its 2015-2016 with Beckett Trilogy (Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby) at the Berkely Street Theatre. Directed by Walter Asmus (Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator) and starring Lisa Dwan, this …

09 April 2014

Illuminating Reel-to-Reel

By // Theatre (Boston)

The program notes for Fort Point Theatre Channel’s double bill (Reel-to-Reel) described Samuel Beckett’s great play Krapp’s Last Tape as a play that “focuses on a difficult life choice—between doing …

20 November 2013

All That Fall, Fall Asleep

By // Theatre (New York)

The secret to successful entertainment in any form is conceptually simple: know your audience. I suspect that the producers of Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall at 59E59 Theatre had an …

11 October 2013

Brian’s “Must See” Boston Theatre: October

By // Theatre (Boston)

We’re in October, and while our list is relatively short, we have some gems on our calendar. We’re noticing a lack of fringe theatre; are we just ignorantly unaware of …

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