Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Circle

It is odd how our theatre seasons often seem to choose the same theme. One year it was dysfunctional families. This year seems to be teen angst. Instead of the abandoned green house of Concord Floral, this play is set … Continue reading

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The Watershed

If I had wanted a sermon, I would have gone to church. If I had wanted a lecture, I would have gone to university. And if I wanted to hear children screaming, there are parks everywhere. This sermon/lecture was filled … Continue reading

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All But Gone

A Beckett Rhapsody was the subtitle for this Canadian stage production, directed by Jennifer Tarver. She knows how to direct Beckett, so we were keen to see this collection of short plays, especially after last season’s trio. Keith was nervous … Continue reading

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Concord Floral

I have never been tempted to leave the theatre before the play even starts. But we actually considered doing so, when we sat on the very uncomfortable bleachers that had been installed on the stage at the Bluma Appel theatre. … Continue reading

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Paramour

The phrase ” a Cirque du Soleil musical” says it all. This show at the Lyric theatre in New York was a wonderful combination of old style musical, amazing circus performances and video displays all wrapped up in a tribute … Continue reading

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The Front Page

Even with a star studded cast, a creaky old play still creaks. At least that is my conclusion after seeing this New York production, with John Slattery as Hildy Johnson, John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman, Nathan Lane as Walter Burns … Continue reading

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