Thursday Theatre Thoughts – Page to Stage

This month, two plays are opening up which are based on novels by two brilliant Canadian authors: Fifteen Dogs at Crow’s Theatre and Fall on Your Knees at Canadian Stage. These productions follow closely on the heels of the National Ballet’s production of MADADDAM, based on the trilogy of the same name by Margaret Atwood.…

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ARC Theatre Company’s “MARTYR”

ARC Theatre Company is currently presenting MARTYR by Marius Von Mayenburg and translated by Maja Zade. Directed by Rob Kempson, MARTYR tells a poignant story about finding the balance between science and religion in the modern world. With an impressive cast and unique staging, MARTYR is a great production to welcome you back to the…

Crow’s Theatre’s “Red Velvet”

Since their season announcement, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Red Velvet at Crow’s Theatre and it certainly did not disappoint. Written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Cherissa Richards, Red Velvet looks at the astounding career of Ira Aldridge, the first Black man to play Othello in London. Featuring an absolutely stellar cast, Red…

Tarragon Theatre’s “Post-Democracy”

Tarragon Theatre is currently presenting Hannah Moscovitch’s latest play, Post-Democracy. Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, this provocative, poignant work is a sobering look at the world’s most elite citizens and what gets hidden behind boardroom doors. With a stellar cast and an intriguing script, Post-Democracy is not to be missed.             The set design for…