What’s preoccupying our teenage girls? Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-Prize-nominated 2016 play The Wolves, which opens The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre season, suggests that we remain woefully unaware of (or oblivious to) the range of answers to this question. “Yes, these teens talk about school, and sex, and growing up, and pimples….,” agrees Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, […]
The things we do for love. According to La seconde surprise de l’amour (The Second Surprise of Love), the path to love is paved with machinations, and any scheme will do. Subterfuge, stratagems and seduction take centre stage in this sparkling 18th-Century comedy by Pierre de Marivaux, which launches Théâtre Français de Toronto’s new season, […]
Scarborough Players has launched its 60th anniversary season with Michael Frayn’s uproarious romp, NOISES OFF, directed by Harvey Levkoe.
My first-ever visit to Alumnae Theatre last Sunday was momentous. The illustrious company’s 101st season begins with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which I was anticipating with equal parts delight and unease. Wilde’s play, first staged at St James’s Theatre in 1895, is synonymous with effervescent repartee, stylish drawing rooms and layered verbal erudition. […]
Audiences eager for Nicole Power’s return as upbeat Shannon Ross in CBC TV’s hit comedy Kim’s Convenience can see her compelling turn as Evelina in Soulpepper’s world-premiere production of SISTERS, written by Rosamund Small.
Katrina Darychuk is not afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her modern, considered and utterly arresting production of Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, is a testament to her appreciation for Orlando’s “boldness, wit, and fearless approach towards death, love, and writing.” Currently receiving its Canadian premiere at Soulpepper, the show tells the story of Orlando, played […]
Yolanda Bonnell’s BUG was inspired by a bug crawling across the sidewalk. “I wondered if it knew that there was a high potential for it to get stepped on. How much did it understand that danger?” She sat with that thought, contemplating the “correlation between that and the treatment of our Indigenous women.”
Rachel Jones on La Bête: “In the age of people making their own YouTube videos and stuff like that, we are asking the same questions as the play does: Does art have to have particular rules? How does self-created work compare with classic forms? What’s the difference between art and entertainment?”
Cue the laugh track. The recurring cast of The Theatre Circuit’s INCH OF YOUR LIFE are back in Episode 2: The Middle Part. We sat down with Theatre Circuit’s AD Massimo Pagliaroli to “plug into” all matters INCH.
Debauchery collides with virtue. Hypocrites roam wild. One man’s word summons another man’s death. Female reputations hinge on male influence. Characters clash over where to draw the moral line. A devious man of the cloth spies relentlessly, to catch out sins of the flesh. Who’s getting away with what? Who’s in charge here? Is it […]