Stratford Festival’s “The Hypochondriac”

The Hypochondriac may have started a little later in Stratford's season, but it was definitely worth the wait. A hilarious Restoration comedy which was just as relevant today as for Molière himself, The Hypochonriac is sure to tickle everyone's funny bone! I really enjoyed the frame narrative for the play; not only was it based on…

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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…

Flashback Friday – Stratford 2015

As I ready myself for a weekend of theatre at the Stratford Festival, I want to take a quick look back at the remaining shows which I saw from the 2015 season. On August first I was lucky to get to take in two shows: Carousel and Love's Labour's Lost. Both of them were fairly…

Rarely Pure Theatre’s “Choking the Butterfly” 

Rarely Pure Theatre's latest piece, James Johnson's Choking the Butterfly is absolutely not to be missed! Premiering this past weekend at Windsor's Garage Door Theatre, this stunning work was intense and moving beyond expectations. Looking at the lives of formerly conjoined twins, whose knowledge of the world barely extends past one another, Choking the Butterfly takes us…

Where I’ve Been – Part 2

Hello All, I feel so awful that I haven't written in a long while, once again making theatre has affected my writing about theatre. However, I don't want this to be the case any longer. So, instead of doing individual posts for each play, I might do a few collaborative posts based on the theatre…