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…

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University Players’ “Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play”

I had always thought it would be Shakespeare's works that survived the dreaded apocalypse. But in Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, it's the hit TV show The Simpson's that the survivors cling to for entertainment and solace; a reminder of a time before things went awry. Launching the University Players' 60th season,…

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…

University Player’s “Blood Relations”

The University Player’s production of Blood Relations is a perfect play for this time of year. It’s spooky, thrilling and a perfect Hallowe’en treat! I saw the show with a friend of mine on October 30th, and we both had nightmares that night about people with axes! While it’s not gory at all, it’s like…

University Player’s “Molière Impromptu”

The University Players at the University of Windsor (my alma mater) started off the season with roaring laughter! Molière Impromptu was a riot fit for 17th Century France that was wonderfully enjoyable. Having studied both Molière and the time period in several classes, this play was wonderful both for entertainment but intellectually for me as…