Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Valley

What does police protection mean? Who are they protecting? From whom? This fascinating play addresses these questions from the point of view of the police officer, his victim, the victim’s mother and the officer’s wife.  Ian Lake is the police … Continue reading

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The Double

Based on a story by Dostoevsky, this comedy is double in more ways than one. The narrator plays a double bass; he tells you what the character is going to do before the character does it, so you see everything … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers

Crow’s Theatre in a co-production with Canadian Stage. Directed by Chris Abraham. Written and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long.  It starts as a fun little game – pick a topic, argue about whether it is a winner or … Continue reading

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Farther West

I found the first act of this John Murrell play irritating and slow. The use of a boring song, repeated over and over, seemed to have no purpose beyond demonstrating that several of the cast members are singers. But the … Continue reading

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The Norman Conquests (Table manners, Living Together, Round and Round the Garden)

We decided to see these three plays in order over three days. Seeing them in order was fine, seeing them over three days was a mistake. It has the advantage that you remember the earlier plays, but by the third … Continue reading

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