Monthly Archives: April 2016

Macbeth

Dress rehearsal was great. Keith now feels that Stratford no longer owes him a Macbeth. Advertisements

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Iceland

Written by Nicholas Billon and directed by Ravi Jain, the founding director of Why Not Theatre, this production was a fund raiser for The Theatre Centre. The play is structured as three monologues that intersect in unexpected ways. Kassandra, played … Continue reading

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Chorus Line

Saw the dress rehearsal. One singular sensation….. If you don’t have your tickets already, get them before the price goes up!

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The Judas Kiss

Oscar Wilde has fascinated readers and audiences for over a hundred years. Rupert Everett seemed a good choice to play him and he did not disappoint. David Hare, the playwright did an excellent job of keeping everyone in suspense, even … Continue reading

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The Great War

Another in the series, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, this episode covers the years 1914 to 1918 and Canada’s role in the Great War. It amazes me that a cast in large wigs and oversized costumes, … Continue reading

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Jitters

1979 was clearly a big year in Canadian theatre. Judith Thompson’s Crackwalker debuted that year (see review below) and so did David French’s Jitters.And both plays have withstood the test of time. Soulpepper has a great company of comic actors, … Continue reading

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The Crackwalker

Two evenings in a row with dark and depressing stories. This is one of Judith Thompson’s early plays, written in 1979. But it certainly stands up today, and may be even more relevant in these times of the uprising of … Continue reading

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