Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Raisin in the Sun

Another good soulpepper production. I went expecting to see another variation on the theme of American race relations in the 60’s ( a la Palmer Park) so was pleasantly surprised to find that the play is really about families and … Continue reading

Posted in hansberry, Soulpepper 2008 | 1 Comment

Wild Dogs

It got great reviews, so I was expecting great things. But my reaction was mixed. A very strong cast – it almost seems silly to mention the cast since Toronto area companies always have great casts these days – but … Continue reading

Posted in Helen Humphreys, Nightwood, Tamara Podemski, Taylor Trowbridge | 1 Comment

Mrs Warren’s Profession

Moya O’Connell and Mary Haney dominated the stage as Vivie and Mrs Warren, even though the rest of the cast were all excellent.It is hard to portray Vivie without making her appear an insufferable prig, but Moya O’Connell managed to … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Campbell, Mary Haney, Moya O'Connell, Shaw 2008 | 1 Comment

The Stepmother

Thank you Jackie Maxwell for finding and directing these wonderful lost gems. This play stands up very well against contemporary plays that have had more successful performance histories, so you do have to think that a bias against women writers … Continue reading

Posted in Blair Williams, Claire Julien, Gitta Sowerby, Marla McLean, Patrick Galligan, Shaw 2008 | 1 Comment

After the Dance

If you simply watch this as a play about a specific group of people at a particular time and place, it seems a bit dated. But the costumes are lovely and so is the set, so you get a nice … Continue reading

Posted in Marla McLean, Neil Barclay, Patrick Galligan, Shaw 2008, Terence Rattigan | 1 Comment

The President

Lorne Kennedy leads a strong cast on a fast and furious race to turn the communicst taci driver into a respectable industrialist in one hour. Absolutely hilarious and a must see for all managers and leaders. As I watched it … Continue reading

Posted in Chilna Kennedy, Jeff Meadows, Molnar, Shaw 2008 | 1 Comment