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18 June 2019

Shotgun Juliet takes on MacIvor’s Beautiful View

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We have all heard the story, seen the show, that centers on the phrase, “boy meets girl”. That is why it is so refreshing when a play like A Beautiful …

13 June 2019

LookUp Theatre’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot

By // Theatre (Toronto)

If you want drunken debauchery, raucous theatrics, or just a good old street fight, Sterling Road isn’t your first destination. That changed this week as Angela’s Murdoch’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot …

31 May 2019

RISER, 2019: Guilty by Association’s 1991

By // Theatre (Toronto)

After having some time to digest 1991, I don’t think it would be right to say I enjoyed it. Instead, I will say I was affected by it, moved by …

30 May 2019

Soulpepper’s August: Osage County

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It can take a good family to show you what a bad one truly looks like. The team at Soulpepper brings tremendous verve to Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, doing …

23 May 2019

Soulpepper’s Brothers Size

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre fans and writers long for a world where celebrities dropping into a local show doesn’t raise an eyebrow. The Brothers Size drew the attention of a wider audience thanks …

22 May 2019

The Buffalo Play at The Tank

By // Theatre (New York)

Have you ever been trapped with your thoughts after making a mistake? Have your thoughts ever manifested a buffalo? A talking buffalo? Please stay with me here. The Buffalo Play, …

18 May 2019

Beautiful Man at the Factory Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Initially staged at SummerWorks in 2015, Erin Shields’ Beautiful Man features Jennifer, Sophie, and Pam (Ashley Bottling, Mayko Nguyen, and Sophía Rodríguez), who perch on stools facing the audience. They …

17 May 2019

Bouchard’s Lilies at Buddies

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Michel Marc Bouchard’s classic play Lilies (Les Feluettes) was made into one of the most beautiful Canadian films in the 90s, and more recently an opera (2016, Opéra de Montréal) …

16 May 2019

OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What caught my attention for Tarragon Theatre’s performance of OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story was Ben Caplan. I read that he did the music for the show, and immediately …

14 May 2019

Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic

By // Theatre (London)

Wendell Pierce gives an astonishing performance in this enthralling revival of the Arthur Miller classic. With a fantastic supporting cast, Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell’s latest joint venture is an …

06 May 2019

Hand to God at the Coal Mine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hand to God is a really fucking weird play. Excuse the language but there’s really no other way to fully get the point across. This is some weird shit. Playwright …

23 April 2019

The Ramones Non-Musical: Four Chords and a Gun

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In all of the subway posters and other promotional material around the city, the producers of Four Chords and a Gun have placed this description front and centre: “A Play …

14 April 2019

C’mon Angie at the Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“It’s so simple: I need to know you’re listening…” It’s not just a plea to an assailant: it’s a message to audiences at The Assembly Theatre and society at large. …

13 April 2019

Why Did He Come to Copenhagen?

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play turned BBC film, directed here at Soulpepper by Katrina Darychuk, tackles world-historical events – the development and use of the atomic bomb, the Holocaust, and …

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