Crow’s Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya”

Crow’s Theatre is opening their 2022/23 season with a magnificent production of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya. With a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell and directed by Crow’s Artistic Director Chris Abraham, this dynamic duo has created a theatrical experience unlike anything I’ve seen at Crow’s thus far. Performed in the round by some of the greatest…

Real Canaan Theatre’s “The Merchant of Venice”

Real Canaan Theatre’s inaugural production The Merchant of Venice is a fascinating take on the Shakespearean classic. Directed by Christopher Lucas, who is also the Artistic Director of the company, The Merchant of Venice uses a small but mighty cast to bring Shakespeare’s work to life. With plenty of fresh ideas to chew on, The…

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…

The YENSA Festival

The inaugural YENSA Festival kicked off its two nights of live performances with a stellar program featuring local artists and companies. Produced by the Lua Shayenne Dance Company, it is truly a joyous celebration of Black artists through dance and song. The two nights are completely unique, but if the first program is any indication…