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12 January 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At Mirvish Productions’ The Play That Goes Wrong, only the title is an understatement. Audiences are quickly enveloped in a fully immersive farce that never lets go- not during the …

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 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Brenda Robins

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Outstanding Actress nominee Brenda Robins is a Canadian theatre gem and Soulpepper stalwart …

06 October 2016

Soulpepper’s Fall, 2016

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Noises Off Did we need another 70s-set backstage theatre farce mere months after Jitters? No. But Soulpepper’s production of Noises Off made me laugh louder and with more obnoxious uncontainable …

05 February 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Alex McCooeye (II)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Winner of the 2013 Best Actor MyTheatre Award for his performance as Richard …

29 September 2015

In Stratford: The Alchemist

By // Theatre

In his director’s note for The Alchemist, Stratford Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino makes a preemptive strike against the argument that he should have set the early seventeenth century play in …

08 September 2015

FringeNYC: From Possums to Chupacabras

By // Theatre (New York)

Possum Creek Beth Ann, a naïve farmer’s daughter with a heart of gold (and, ostensibly, unlimited ink and paper) left behind over 3000 letters written to her husband Joseph after …

20 August 2015

In Stratford: She Stoops to Conquer

By // Theatre

One of the principal conceits of this 18th century farce is that one would obviously treat an innkeeper and a bar maid with far less respect and basic human decency …

05 June 2015

Soulpepper’s Spring, 2015

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bedroom Farce Soulpepper isn’t trying to hide the fact that this is their “something nice and easy for the subscribers” show of the year. Artistic director Albert Schultz all but …

29 April 2012

CanStage: The Game of Love and Chance

By // Theatre

Last week, I caught the Canadian Stage opening of The Game of Love and Chance, a broad French farce that was no deeper than The Tales of Hoffmann but was …

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