Monthly Archives: August 2017

Middletown

People kept comparing this play to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which is one of the few plays that I absolutely detest. In fact, I dislike it so much that I almost feel I should see it again, since it probably … Continue reading

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An Octoroon

Andre Sills, a black actor playing two parts in whiteface, ┬áRyan Cunningham, an aboriginal actor playing in blackface, Patrick McManus, a white actor in redface- you get the message that this is going to be different. And it was. It … Continue reading

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The Komagata Maru Incident

An updated version of this play, originally written in the early seventies bt Sharon Pollock, had its premiere last week. The press premiere had to be delayed because the lead singer was hospitalized a couple of days before. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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The Breathing Hole

Commissioned by The Stratford Festival, The Breathing Hole had its’ world premiere last week. When I first heard about it, I was skeptical, to say the least. A five hundred year old bear? The Franklin expedition? A cast of Inuit … Continue reading

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Tartuffe

Graham Abbey, Anusree Roy and Tom Rooney: three names that add up to a very funny play. This modern dress production, directed by Chris Abraham, brought the play to life and made it very relevant to our time of Trump … Continue reading

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