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25 May 2019

Must-See: The Doll Play

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“The sadness. It gets in your fabric.” The Doll Play: A Miniature Revolution, presented by Witchboy Theatre and Blood Pact Theatre at the recently opened Grand Canyon, sounds disarmingly simple: …

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, …

21 May 2019

Second City’s Walking on Bombshells

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Second City’s 82nd and current Mainstage revue, Walking On Bombshells, opens on a stage that’s a convincing mock-up of the dingy Osgoode subway station. It’s the backdrop for the show’s opening …

21 May 2019

Second City’s She The People

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Resistance Continues. That’s the sub-title of The Second City’s latest run of their feminist sketch phenom She The People. And there are a lot of things to resist: those who …

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 …

08 May 2019

Musical Stage Co’s Next to Normal

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Looking at the programme before the start of The Musical Stage Co’s production of Brian Yorkie & Tom Kitt’s domestic rock drama Next To Normal, it’s hard to miss the design …

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 …

03 May 2019

Timelessness and Hopefulness Appeal in Puccini’s La Bohème

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Several cast members made their mainstage Canadian Opera Company…

03 May 2019

Out is Back In

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In the play OUT, first produced at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival, writer-performer Greg Campbell takes us on a personal walk in 1977 Montreal, channelling his autobiography through Glen as …

25 April 2019

As You Like It Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre company Shakespeare BASH’d “is an actor initiative that… produces Shakespeare’s plays in social settings”, “with simple staging, clear and sympathetic language, and an emphasis on the text and actors …

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