Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cruel and Tender

Big expectations here, with Atom Egoyan directing and Arsinee Khanjian starring. Alas, the expectations were not met. The play is a modern day rewrite of Sophocles Trachiniae. The subject is war, the atrocities committed in war time and how those … Continue reading

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Penny Plain

Ronnie Burkett’s puppet plays are always a mix of funny and depressing, but this is the first dystopian play. The world is going to hell and so is everyone in it. The bad news starts right away with a newscast … Continue reading

Posted in Factory 2011, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Kim’s Convenience

A new play by a first time playwright, and what a beginning! Let’s hope this is not just a one time wonder, but the beginning of a great career. Ins Choi is an actor who is also at the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Cle Bennett, Esther Jun, Ins Choi, Jean Yoon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Soulpepper 2012 | 1 Comment

The Golden Dragon

Originally written in German, and presumably set in a German city, this play easily captures the Toronto immigrant experience, with one exception: even an illegal immigrant could get medical help at the emergency room of a hospital. but the interaction … Continue reading

Posted in Anusree Roy, David Fox, David Yee, Lili Francks, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Tarragon 2012, Tony Nappo | Leave a comment