Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Not one of Shakespeare’s better efforts, but still a fun afternoon. This sir John Falstaff is definitely the fool, not the sad drunk. Geraint Wynn Davies has a lot of fun with the role and the audience has fun, too.Lucy … Continue reading

Posted in Laura Condlin, Lucy Peacock, Stratford 2011, Tom McCamus, Tom Rooney | 1 Comment

The Price

Arthur Miller and Soulpepper seems to be a great combination. They did a great job with Death of a Salesman and now have produced an equally powerfully version of The Price. The small cast is outstanding. It is hard to … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Miller, David Fox, Jane Spidell, Michael Hanrahan, Soulpepper 2011, Stuart Hughes | 1 Comment

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

In spite of a solid cast and interesting staging, this play just did not come together. It suffered from being neither fish nor fowl – not a comedy, although it had some funny bits, and not a social commentary, although … Continue reading

Posted in David Storch, Marci T. House, Tarragon 2011, Trish Lindstrom | 1 Comment

White Biting Dog

Directed by Nancy Palk (her first effort) and starrring Fiona Reid as Lomia, Joseph Ziegler as Glidden, Gregory Prest as Pascal, Mike Ross as Cape and Michaela Washburn as Pony, thisplay by Judith Thompson can easily be described as wierd. … Continue reading

Posted in Fiona Reid, Gregory Prest, Joseph Zeigler, Michaela Washburn, Mike Ross, Nancy Palk, Soulpepper 2011 | 1 Comment

When the Rain Stops Falling

Fabulous! the best yet this year. Amazing story, fantastic cast, brilliant staging. You could not ask for more.Multiple generations, many with the same name, tell a story across two continents (England and Australia). At times it is confusing, but everything … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Bovell, Graeme Somerville, Shaw 2011, Tara Rosling | 1 Comment

Top Dog/ Underdog

Two black brothers, orphaned when their parents abandon them, struggle to get ahead. You know the struggle is hopeless as soon as you hear their names – Lincoln and Booth.Lincoln, played by Nigel Shawn Williams, puts on white face to … Continue reading

Posted in Kevin Hanchard, Nigel Shawn Williams, Shaw 2011, Suzan-Lori Parks | 1 Comment

The Admirable Crichton

JM Barrie wrote more than Peter Pan! What happens when the natural order is upset, when the skills of the leaders are not relevant and the skills of the lower classes are essential? Just what you would expect – new … Continue reading

Posted in David Schurmann, J.M. Barrie, Nicole Underhay, Shaw 2011, Steven Sutcliffe | 2 Comments