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, […]
Why is the association between art and madness so widely-held? Is it even valid? These are among the questions that Workman Arts’ annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival poses in its exploration of mental illness and addiction through the lived experiences of artists and their art. “There is definitely the myth of the mad genius, or […]
Scarborough Players has launched its 60th anniversary season with Michael Frayn’s uproarious romp, NOISES OFF, directed by Harvey Levkoe.
We chatted with Beatriz Pizano, AD of Aluna Theatre, about this year’s RUTAS International Multi-arts Festival, which she conceived in 2012 to build a community for emerging artists.
Heathers seems an implausible choice for a musical. The 1988 teen cult film is actually two movies in one. The first two-thirds is a hilarious, corrosive and nihilistic satire of life at Westerburg High School where the 3 titular Heathers rule the stratified social roost until they are challenged by anarchic forces in the form […]
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.
Kevin Teurff’s experiences in Gander in the aftermath of 9/11 inspired the character “Kevin T.” in COME FROM AWAY. His book CHANNEL OF PEACE is a heartfelt memoir and commentary on his experiences then and since, Learn about his diverse efforts to promote kindness, which began with Pay It Forward 9/11 in 2002.
Award-winning children’s entertainers Splash’N Boots are on the road, performing “The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour” in 6 provinces from Sept 20-Oct 28, 2018.