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13 December 2018

Susanna Fournier’s Empire, Part I: The Philosopher’s Wife

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Philosopher’s Wife, the first part of Paradigm Productions’ epic Empire Trilogy, has a “soft” opening scene in its current staging at the AKI Studio Theatre. Playwright Susanna Fournier introduces …

13 December 2018

Every Brilliant Thing at Canadian Stage

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This can be a difficult time of year for people. The pressures of holiday shopping, the long days without much sunlight, work and family obligations, all conspire to ratchet up …

05 December 2018

Gord Rand in Human Cargo’s The Runner

By // Theatre (Toronto)

From the shadows at the back of the theatre, a haggard looking man appears. He’s running, breathing hard, and as he approaches us, we see his eyes are wide with …

29 November 2018

Off-Broadway: The Other John Cohen

By // Theatre (New York)

Have you ever thought back to some of the most difficult times in your own life, wishing that you could go back in time to reassure yourself that everything would …

26 November 2018

Crow’s Studio: What I Call Her

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What I Call Her is a new play written by Ellie Moon and performed in partnership with Crow’s Theatre. Opening night was a great success, filled with the thrill and …

26 November 2018

Crows Mainspace: Middletown

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This Crow’s remount of the 2017 Shaw production of Will Eno’s Middletown, is the story of a generic town, equidistant from its neighbouring towns, with a stable population, elevation, not too …

24 November 2018

Julie ‘Niuboi’ Ferguson in Scorch at TPM

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Scorch, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning play about one teen’s struggle with gender identity and the legal system, is ‘based on a true story’. Beneath that lifeless description Scorch’s real power is …

21 November 2018

Gods Like Us– A Much-Needed Perspective on WW1

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“Why should I fight the white man’s war, when men like you take everything away from me and my people?” This incredulous question strikes at the heart of Gods Like …

15 November 2018

Martha Rose Productions presents Between the Sheets

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I am an elementary school teacher. I have participated in hundreds of parent-teacher interviews, but I’ve never had an experience like the one portrayed in Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets! …

15 November 2018

Bobby Del Rio’s Power Struggle

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Writer/director Bobby Del Rio’s ambitious attempt to take on the ever-relevant themes of rape and trauma is an admirable undertaking with an uneven execution. Del Rio points out in the …

06 November 2018

A George F Walker Double Bill at The Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Two small, run-down apartments are the settings for two new George F. Walker plays, which taken together complete his Parkdale Palace Trilogy (begun with last year’s The Chance, which I …

06 November 2018

Pickle Jar by Maddie Rice at Soho Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

After a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Maddie Rice brings her comedic one woman show Pickle Jar, directed and developed by Katie Pesskin, to the Soho Theatre in London and …

03 November 2018

Theory at Tarragon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Norman Yeung’s Theory is an ambitious meditation on thorny and topical issues, from free speech in academia and society to race and representation in media. Isabelle, a proudly progressive film …

01 November 2018

DanceWorks: The Art of Degeneration

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The proof is in the pudding is a strangely apt synopsis of The Art of Degeneration, a solo show by Louis Laberge-Côté. Why so? Because the climax of the show …

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