Category Archives: Stratford 2017

The Madwoman of Chaillot

I was interested in seeing this play, as it is a name that comes up, but the opportunity to see it has never come up. Now that I have seen it, I feel no need to repeat the experience. I … 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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The Virgin Trial

Written by Kate Hennig Starring Bahia Watson as Bess, Yanna McIntosh as Eleanor, Nigel Bennet as Ted, Brad Hodder as Thom, Andre Morin as Parry, Laura Condlin as Ashley, Sara Farb as Mary Part Two in a trilogy about the … Continue reading

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Bakkhai

Original play by Euripides. New version by Anne Carson. Directed by Jillian Keiley A stellar cast, a dramatic set, great costumes and a strange plot. Even an updated version cannot get around the plot, where Dionysus comes to earth to … Continue reading

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The Changeling

Written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Directed by Jackie Maxwell High Speed Havoc is how Jackie Maxwell described her production of The Changeling. And high speed it was! As with the only other Middleton play we have seen (The … Continue reading

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