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22 February 2019

Coal Mine Theatre presents The Father

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The Father by Florian Zeller, directed by Ted Dykstra and Oyin Oladejo, is a brave close look at aging, specifically with Alzheimer’s Disease. The title character, known as André (Eric …

21 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Cass Van Wyck

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Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Performer/Producer Cass Van Wyck had a breakout year in 2018 with …

18 February 2019

Studio 180’s Oslo

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Oslo’s very existence is remarkable. Staging a full-length work about the most incendiary issue in foreign policy is already a major diplomatic achievement. Turning that into an award-winning Broadway hit? …

13 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Richard Young

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Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Richard Young is an actor/screenwriter known for his work in film …

04 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Martin Dockery

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Known for his lightning-fast dialogue and twisting narratives, celebrated Fringe favourite …

02 February 2019

Solo Productions presents Mary’s Wedding

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Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte is talked about as a staple of Canadian theatre. It’s been produced all over the country in near constant rotation and takes place during the …

23 January 2019

Leroy St’s Gruesome Playground Injuries

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Gruesome Playground Injuries is all about variations on themes. Director Chris Bretecher writes that, in following the characters through their unlikely and unlucky journey, “we acknowledge topics of mental health, …

17 January 2019

Michael Healey’s 1979

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1979 is a political thriller – but not like that. The (rise and) fall of one of Canada’s most forgotten and forgettable leaders sounds more like a mischievous improv prompt …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part III

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Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. A Bear Awake in Winter Bullying as a topic in theatre, especially for young people, has been ascendent …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part II

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Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. Dinner with The Duchess Meet Margaret (Allegra Fulton), a celebrated female violinist, who is retiring after decades of …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia is a multidisciplinary success of a show that brings together …

14 January 2019

After the Fire, a Fort MacMurray story

By // Theatre (Toronto)

After the Fire, the latest offering from indigenous playwright Matthew MacKenzie, is a powerfully dramatic yet darkly comedic take on the aftermath of Canada’s costliest natural disaster, the wildfires that …

19 December 2018

Blood Pact’s No Clowns Allowed at The Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tucked away in a tiny theatre in Parkdale, No Clowns Allowed is a success. Lighthearted in a macabre way (it definitely worked!), the show has moments of tenderness and seriousness …

15 December 2018

Seven Siblings’ From the Water

By // Theatre (Toronto)

One of the strengths of science fiction is the power it has to tackle ideas and discussions that might otherwise feel too distant for an audience, and make them feel …

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