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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 …

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 …

29 October 2018

Soulpepper’s Royale

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The audience is silent and still. A dim light contours a man in boxing gloves and shorts, his slightly bent head and shoulders gleaming with sweat. There is a ripple …

21 October 2018

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua

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Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua- presented at Theatre Passe Muraille, written and performed by Justin Miller in his Critics’ Pick Award-winning role- is what’s been missing in theatre. With the political climate, we are starving …

20 October 2018

A One-of-a-Kind Rendezvous

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival – known for its films – expanded this year to include visual art and performance. The mental health themes addressed in the festival are relevant …

04 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Studio

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Paradise Lost Lucy Peacock is a fabulous spotlight-stealing supernova as Satan in this excellent new adaptation by Erin Shields. She wears fabulous clothes, says fabulous lines, directly addresses the audience, …

04 September 2018

Soulpepper’s Summer 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bed & Breakfast This delightful play from Mark Crawford and the production directed by Ann-Marie Kerr currently playing at Soulpepper is wonderful for a ton of different reasons. Firstly, it’s …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: War

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part VI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Café Sarajevo episode 1 (A+) A surprising diversion from the usual SummerWorks lineup, Café Sarajevo is a live SummerWorks …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part V

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Third World (B+) & ZAYO (A) Movement and stories of obstacles overcome merge in these two fascinating, viscerally performed …

17 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part IV

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews … And You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next (A) The sneaky dissonance of this latest storytelling show from Pressgang …

16 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part III

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews fantasylover (A+) fantasylover was weird and wonderful. The characters presented onstage were so clear and defined, and had the …

15 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part II

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews 4inXchange (A) Warning in advance, if you are not into heavy audience participation experiences, 4inXchange may be a bit …

13 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Body So Fluorescent (A+) Desiree and Gary are close friends. Very close. Until one night in a club leads …

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