Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Homecoming

For decades Keith has raved about seeing this play with Vivian Merchant as Ruth, so I was curious to have a chance to see it at last. We had the pleasure of hearing Brian Dennehy and Stephen Ouimette talk about … Continue reading

Posted in Aaron Krohn, Brian Dennehy, Cara Ricketts, Steven Ouimette, Stratford 2011 | 2 Comments

Exit the King

Eugene Ionesco wrote this play in 1962, when he feared for his own life and was interested in examining death and its inevitability. Soulpepper assembled a very strong cast for this production, but somehow it was not enough to overcome … Continue reading

Posted in Brenda Robbins, Oliver Dennis, Soulpepper 2011, Trish Lundstorm | 1 Comment


Having seen what has long been considered “the” performance of this play starring Richard Monette and Richard Donat at Tarragon in 1974, a production that we found astoundingly good, we were nervous about many things: would the play itself stand … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Potter, Michel Tremblay, OLiver Becker, Stratford 2011 | 1 Comment

The Misanthrope

We saw a modern version of the play last winter. Looking back I concluded then “that while it was funny it was not a very good play.”This time around the play seems better, but I am struggling to figure out … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Carlson, KellyFox, Peter Hutt, Sara Topham, Stratford 2011 | 2 Comments

The Little Years

John Mighton , the founder of the JUMP math program and fellow of the Fields Institute wrote this play and several others. The others have won awards – this one did not, a act that I do not find surprising … Continue reading

Posted in Bethany Jillard, Chick Reid, Evan Buliung, Irene Poole, Stratford 2011, Yanna McIntosh | Leave a comment