Hart House Theatre and The Howland Company’s “Three Sisters”

Hart House Theatre is welcoming patrons back for their 2022/23 season with Three Sisters Adapted and directed by Paolo Santalucia. A collaborative effort with The Howland Company, Three Sisters gives Chekhov’s classic new life on the Hart House stage. Tackling issues of life, love, and loss in a true Chekhovian mix of comedy and philosophy,…

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Soulpepper’s “Queen Goneril” and “King Lear”

Soulpepper theatre is offering a unique experience for audiences at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the heart of the historic Distillery District. They’re currently producing Erin Shields’ Queen Goneril (directed by Soulpepper’s Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha), a prequel to Shakespeare’s classic King Lear (directed by Kim Collier). While both plays could easily…

Sky Gilbert’s “Who’s Afraid of Titus?”

In the latest workshop of his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Sky Gilbert gives us a sexy tale of revenge entitled Who’s Afraid of Titus? Performed at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, Who’s Afraid of Titus is certainly for adult audiences only, but you’ll have a killer time!             I have to applaud Gilbert not just…

Outside the March and Factory Theatre’s “Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus”

Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus by Gillian Clark is a performance unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Expertly directed by Mitchell Cushman and produced in collaboration by Outside the March and Factory Theatre, in association with Neworld Theatre, Trojan Girls brilliantly explores the stories of the key players in Greek tragedy while being…

Factory Theatre’s “Wildfire”

Closing out Factory Theatre’s 2021-22 Season is the dark and hysterical Wildfire. Written by David Paquet and translated by Leanna Brodie, Wildfire is wickedly smart and had the audience in stitches. Directed by Soheil Parsa, you simply cannot miss seeing this production. The performances in Wildfire are a veritable masterclass; each performance is powerful, nuanced,…

Stratford Festival’s “All My Sons”

I've always had a tumultuous relationship with Arthur Miller's works, I've been reading his plays since grade 12 and frequently found that I was disappointed; in the characters or the plot trajectory, nothing really grabbed me. All My Sons did everything but disappoint. Honestly, it totally redeemed Miller in my opinion, with this gripping, troubling, beautiful play.…

Stratford Festival’s “John Gabriel Borkman”

I had been greatly anticipating this show since it's announcement. I was excited to see a new Ibsen play which I new nothing about and which starred so many of my favourite actors at the festival.  John Gabriel Borkman surpassed any and all expectations I had for the show, presenting an intriguing story beautifully told…

“Elektra by Sophocles”

I have always been interested in seeing Elektra by Sophocles. Having helped to teach other Greek tragedies but not this one in particular, I was excited to have the opportunity to finally see it. I was certainly not disappointed. I cannot imagine a better experience seeing this play. The first thing one noticed entering the…

University Player’s “The Crucible”

I remember reading this play in Grade 11 English class and not really being a huge fan of the play; however after seeing this production I must admit my mind was changed. I thought that this production was exceptionally well cast, and most certainly well performed. It changed my perspective on the play for sure!…