Windsor Feminist Theatre’s “Watching Glory Die”

"Let us no longer be bystanders:" the last line of Judith Thompson's director's note for her latest production of Watching Glory Die is haunting. Her thought-provoking play implores the same message through the voices of three women, all being devoured by a system designed to swallow them whole. Based on the true story of the death of Ashley Smith at…

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University Players’ Production of “God of Carnage”

The University Players' latest offering, Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, is an intense, emotional roller coaster. Brimming with intelligent dialogue which is punctuated with the most delightfully awkward silences imaginable, God of Carnage examines violence not only within our society, but on a global level. God of Carnage is powerfully performed by four actors: Conor Murphy and…

“Perf(ucked)” written and performed by Somerville Black

Perf(ucked), a new piece conceived and performed by Somerville Black, premiered at the University of Windsor. A true display of vulnerability, both physically and emotionally, Perf(ucked) explores the evening of a model/waitress as she discusses her life with the artists sketching her. I was astounded at the level of openness Black infused into this piece, as…

Post Productions’ “Doubt”

Post Productions is starting off their 2018 season with a bang! With a new theatre and a great line up of shows, Post Productions is no doubt going to be a name you'll be hearing frequently. Their first offering this year is Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Stanley. An engaging play featuring only four…

Groundling Theatre Company’s “Lear”

Groundling Theatre Company has outdone itself with its latest production. Lear, directed by company founder Graham Abbey, is a breathtaking, beautiful exploration of what Shakespeare's King Lear has to offer. At the helm of this exploration is the adoption of a female Lear. Seana McKenna portrays a powerful, maternal, and pitiable Queen Lear.Watching her exchanges with her…

University Player’s Production of “Jane Eyre”

The University Players at the University of Windsor opened their 2017/2018 season with Polly Teale's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The riveting story of a downtrodden young lady who grows up to fall in love with her employer, the story transferred well to the stage and made for an engaging night of theatre. I…