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22 November 2019

Anosh Irani’s Buffoon at Tarragon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Clowning is an art. A wise woman who has spent most of her adult life performing as a both a theatre and a circus clown once told me that clowning …

19 November 2019

Seven Siblings’ Girl in the Machine *eyes my google home with suspicion*

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Strong design elements and performances give Girl in the Machine,…

14 November 2019

MacIvor & Brooks: Let’s Run Away

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There is no doubt that when Daniel MacIvor enters the stage, he does so with seasoned confidence. He appears a bit agitated while dressing the stage, a picture here, a …

14 November 2019

Almighty Voice and His Wife at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Daniel David Moses’ Almighty Voice and His Wife provides a contemporary retelling of the events leading to Cree Warrior Almighty Voice’s untimely death, and his ill fated love affair with …

14 November 2019

Obsidian’s Pass Over and why we see theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We, the audience, are waiting for the play to start. Kitch (Mazin Elsadig), on stage, is waiting for his friend Moses (Kaleb Alexander) to wake up. Moses is waiting for …

14 November 2019

Factory’s Fresh Trout Stanley

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Traditionally, the Gothic aesthetic has dabbled with imagery of the supernatural, haunted castles, and other spooky fare. It is more reminiscent of Stoker’s Dracula lurking around Transylvanian castles than velour …

16 October 2019

Blood Pact’s Dock Mother God Society

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in the British Columbia town of Kelowna against the backdrop of the worst wildfire season in Canadian history, Dock Mother God Society, Blood Pact Theatre’s latest production, is the …

14 October 2019

At Crows: Ghost Quartet & The Flick

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A captivating pairing of co-productions has taken over the east end Streetcar Crowsnest venue this fall with a world-renowned but perfectly grounded everyman epic in the mainspace and an understated …

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 …

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 …

03 October 2019

Soulpepper’s Streetcar and the Art of Good HR

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There are a few key ways to judge a new artistic director taking over an established company. Some people who aren’t technically wrong but are awfully cynical might look to …

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 …

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