Life goes on: Director Meg Roe’s Shaw-Festival production of “Middletown” lives again at Crow’s

Writing about Middletown, currently running at Crow’s Theatre, is an exercise in purposeful circumspection. Written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, and as directed by Meg Roe, it is an unusual experience: immersive, evocative and affecting. Much detail beyond that could only spoil the experience.   Prior to being approached by the artistic […]

The Toronto premiere of The Wolves, directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, is a gamechanger

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, […]

What’s love got to do with it? Karine Ricard on TfT’s new production of a Marivaux classic

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, […]