Thursday Theatre Thoughts – Dinner Theatre

I’ve always wondered why dinner theatre gets a bad rap; you get a meal and entertainment all under one roof, what’s to complain about? Yet dinner theatre always seems to have this stigma hanging around it; a quick online search will tell you plenty about how it was thought of even during its popularity boom…

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Crow’s Theatre’s “Fifteen Dogs”

Streetcar Crow’s Nest’s Guloin theatre has been transformed into the streets and parks of Toronto for their production of Fifteen Dogs. Adapted and directed by Marie Farsi and based on the novel of the same name by André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs was everything I had hoped it would be and then some. Featuring phenomenal actors…

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…

Thursday Theatre Thoughts: Cell Phones

Hello dear reader, and welcome back to Thursday Theatre Thoughts! I’ve certainly missed having the time to write these more conversational posts about theatre to share with you. With the New Year in full swing and theatres around the city opening back up after a break for the Holidays, your favourite friendly indie theatre critic…

A View from the Box: The Janus Post

The Roman God Janus (whom January is named after) is the God of endings and beginnings, of doorways and transitions. This is what this post is going to be about: looking back at what I’ve done in 2022 and what I’m looking forward to in 2023. It was a delight to take stock and look…

John D. Huston’s “A Christmas Carol”

The Red Sandcastle Theatre is keeping the holiday spirits high with John D. Huston’s production of A Christmas Carol. Based on the one-man versions Dickens used to perform himself, this production is sure to delight those familiar with the story as well as new-comers alike. With just a few performances scheduled, you certainly don’t want…