Monthly Archives: June 2009

Loot

A funny, absurd play that seems superficially silly, but actually pokes fun at a lot of conventinal behaviour and beliefs.Tow jarring notes with regard to the language – the repition of the word “baby” which Mathew Edison was clearly uncomfrotable … Continue reading

Posted in Joe Orton, Nicole Underhay, Soulpepper 2009 | 1 Comment

Phedre

A new venture – the first live broadcast of a play form the National Theatre in London. The calling card was Helen Mirren in the title role, with Margaret Tyzack as Oenone.The movie theatre venue was not a plus, but … Continue reading

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Eternal Hydra

A long discussion of genius and fame. Who really wrote the mansucript? does it matter?One of the group was definitely of the opinion that it did not and was very disappoointed to find the play was not over at the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful View

Daniel McIvor is a good observer of relations between people and the miscommunication that happens when you make assumptions and don’t ask questions.Caroline Gillis and Tracy Wright were both believable in their respective roles – the kind of people you … Continue reading

Posted in Tarragon 2009 | 1 Comment

House of Many Tongues

A fascinating and funny discussion of relationships, family, politics and life, where even the house has a voice.Some members of the audience appeared unhappy by the discussion of cunnilingus, judging by the number of empty seats after the intermission. But … Continue reading

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Doubt

Fantastic cast , excellent production and in the end – no doubt! Seana McKenna was as usual superb as Sister Aloysius. David Storch gave great sermons – almost enough to make you want to go to church. Daniela Vlaskalic and … Continue reading

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