Shakespeare BASH’d’s “The Tragedy of King Lear”

It seems perfectly fitting that the first play Shakespeare BASH’d is producing after the COVID-19 lockdowns is one also written during a plague in London. The Tragedy of King Lear has been several years in the making, and it was most definitely worth the wait. Directed by James Wallis and starring Stratford Festival favourite Scott…

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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…

Toronto Fringe Festival – July 11th

After a fun-filled weekend away it was time to get back to Fringe! I took in two shows tonight in the Factory Theatre’s Studio space, Lesbihonest and Iphigenia in Splott. While they couldn’t be more different in tone, both productions delve deep into what it means to be a woman and the harsh realities women…

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,…

Tarragon Theatre’s “Three Women of Swatow”

Tarragon Theatre is currently presenting the World Premiere of Three Women of Swatow, a riveting piece written by Chloé Hung. Directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Three Women of Swatow examines the generational wounds experienced by a Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter. This compelling story will have you gasp, laugh, and cry all at once. The set…