Chronicling a Love Affair with Canadian Theatre
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Wingfield’s Inferno At Stratford Perth Museum – A Review

(Image: Huron Perth Museum) Wingfield’s Inferno At Huron Perth Museum Read and weep. The entire run of Wingfield Farms: The Complete Works starring Rod Beattie is sold out (deservedly so) and has been for quite some time. I was fortunate enough to catch Wingfield’s Inferno, the penultimate installment of the

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Girls & Boys At Here For Now Theatre – A Review

(Image: Here For Now Theatre) Girls & Boys At Here For Now Theatre Girls & Boys is the deceptively benign title of the most powerful play you are likely to see this season, or any other season for that matter. What’s more, this solo piece is graced with one of

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Every Day She Rose At Here For Now Theatre – A Review

(Image: Here For Now Theatre) Every Day She Rose At Here For Now Theatre If you can’t decrypt the acronym 2SLGBTQIAA+ then Every Day She Rose may not be the play for you. If, however, you have even a passing interest in the kaleidoscopic changes in sexual and identity politics

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It Runs In The Family At Drayton – A Review

(Image: Drayton Entertainment) It Runs In The Family At Drayton Tired of all that high-brow nonsense at Stratford and Shaw? Then fire up the family car, point it west, and head for the Huron Country Playhouse outside Grand Bend, the largest of Drayton Entertainment’s venues. Check your critical faculties at

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Cottagers And Indians At The Blyth Festival – A Review

(Image: Bruce Horak) Cottagers And Indians At The Blyth Festival If you’ve ever sat through a land acknowledgment at the beginning of a play and thought “What a load of happy horses**t this is,” boy do I have a play for you! It’s Drew Hayden Taylor’s 2018 Cottagers and Indians,

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One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway, A Review

One Man, Two Guvnors One Man, Two Guvnors, currently packing them in at the Music Box, is billed as “based on” The Servant of Two Masters by Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni. But this show, fresh from a sold out run at London’s National Theatre, is not so much an adaptation of Goldoni’s

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Jerusalem on Broadway, a Review

Rylance is an actor of astonishing idiosyncrasy, as anyone who saw him in Boeing, Boeing, or La Bete, or as Richard II at the Globe will readily appreciate. Rylance’s hallmark is making choices no other actor would dream of and, improbably, making them work beautifully. Ironically his larger than life Rooster Byron is his most straightforward interpretation in years. Mark Rylance quite simply is Rooster Byron. His embodiment is so complete that it leaves no room for reinterpretation. It is hard to imagine the play being mounted without him.

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Virginia Woolf at Arena Stage, Washington, DC

What the play has going for it, of course, are its protagonists, George and Martha, who let us wallow in the voyeuristic schadenfreude of watching a relationship far more dysfunctional than any of ours could possibly be. Albee certainly knew how to create powerful moments. It is also an opportunity for first-rate actors (if you’re lucky enough to have them) to pull out all the stops and really chew the scenery.

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La Bete on Broadway, a Review

Written in rhyming couplets in the manner of Moliere, set in Moliere’s France, and dealing with the sort of cultural hypocrisies that were Moliere’s bread and butter, Hirson’s play seems uncannily of the moment nearly twenty years on, with much to tell us about the current debased state of our entertainment culture. (Are you reading this Snooki?) Perhaps that is the definition of great dramatic art.

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ at Bellagio in Las Vegas – A Review

Cirque du Soleil’s “O” is one of the many well known shows on the Las Vegas Strip produced by the French Cirque Du Soleil production company. This show has been described as intense, otherworldly, and ethereal.

Like some other Cirque Du Soleil shows, O Las Vegas has lots of diving, synchronized swimming, and water based performances. Bellagio’s “O” continues to be one of the Strip’s best selling shows and one of the most unique experiences in the city of Las Vegas.

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ka’ at MGM Grand in Las Vegas – A Review

Ka is another fantastic production by the famous Cirque du Soleil acrobatic company. With an ongoing performance at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the south Strip, audiences are treated to a true spectacle of art at Ka.

This show expertly combines martial arts, puppetry and acrobatics into a thrilling performance for all. Ka’s elements are a masterpiece that tell the story of Imperial Twins who are separated by an attack on their palace.

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List of Sites that Review Theatre in Ontario Canada

List of Sites that Review Theatre in Ontario Canada You don’t have to take my word for it. I often find myself in a minority when it comes to opinions on plays and films, for reasons that are more fully explained on the About This Site page. It’s a phenomenon

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Using ArriveCan, Your Entry to Canada

Using ArriveCan, Your Entry Into Canada Using ArriveCan, the Canadian phone app that “facilitates’ (if that’s the right word) entry into the Great North is mandatory. At least for now. Entry requirements for border crossings are in a constant state of flux and have been for a while. If you

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