Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mavis Staples & James Hunter- 21 March 09

Keith again: our second show of the weekend was Mavis Staples at Massey Hall, with James Hunter and his band as the opening act. James Hunter has been performing a series of gigs around the periphery of the city in … Continue reading

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Silk Road Ensemble -20 March 09

This is an unusual first posting from Keith, rather than commenting on Cathy’s primary post. Cathy has decided not to post on musical performances, except “Musicals”, and we do not se many of them. We do not go to many … Continue reading

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The Patient Hour

The audience is the patient. Visitors are the son, daughter, nurse and fellow patient. EAch is gradually revealed; no one, including the patient is what they first seem to be.Excellent cast (In toronto, this is largely a redundant statement, there … Continue reading

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Travesties

Normally, I like Tom Stoppard’s plays, but the phrase intellectual conceit kept running through my head during the first act, and was so annoying, I could not stay for the second. Soulpepper had assembled an excellent cast, the set was … Continue reading

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Miss Julie

Another subtitled play – this one is “Freedom Summer” to refer to the change of the setting from Sweden to Mississippi in 1968 at the height of the Civil Rights movement.Caroline Cave is excellent as Miss Julie, but Miss Julie … Continue reading

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Ubuntu

Subtitled The Capetown Project: a young man’s search for his father and his identity. Ubuntu means “I am becuase you are”.Interesting story, good cast. Some amusing Canadian jokes – every time they step outside it snowed, represented by waving fingers. … Continue reading

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