Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: (Toronto / Dance) Red Light, Green Light by The Charlebois Post

Red Light… just Red Lightby Jason BookerRecall the children’s game, Red Light Green Light, where everyone creeps forward while IT has their back turned? DNA Theatre’s Hillar Liitoja do…

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Review: (Winnipeg) The Surprise (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Expectations and Separationsby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianFor all that The Surprise (as the title suggests) concerns itself with how to confront something astonishing when it comes at you …

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Review: (Winnipeg) Fake News Fangirl (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Fingerby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianThere are a lot of facts in Senior Fandom Correspondent Sharilyn Johnson's solo memoir at Venue 17 (The Fighting 17th!) about…

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: (Winnipeg) One Man Back To The Future (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Where We're Going, We Don't Need RoadsWhen this baby hits 88 miles per hour...by Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianBack to the Future is my favourite movie.As such, I could've been a really tough…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Undress Me (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Taking It Privateby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianKevin P. Gabel writes and performs the role of Julian in Undress Me, and he has obviously put in a lot of work getting to the emotional core …

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: (Toronto) Wolf Sounds by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Biserka Livaja)Howl at Thisby Jason BookerWolf Sounds: howling, sign of territory, pack behaviour, isolation, identity and independence. All these themes briefly come to light in a…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Crumbs (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

The Truth Shall Set You Freeby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianStephen Sim and Lee White are Winnipeg Fringe Festival institutions, having performed as CRUMBS at every Fringe since 1998. (In fa…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Roller Derby Saved My Soul (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Be Your Own Heroby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianTo the best of my knowledge, Buffy Summers is never seen wearing roller skates.Neither is Ellen Ripley or Princess Leia Organa, but Amy (playw…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: (Vancouver) Legally Blonde by The Charlebois Post

Light and fluffy and totally entertainingTUTS remount isn’t perfect, but it’s still fun to watchby Chris Lane@chrislanetweetsJust in case you thought the movie wasn’t campy enough, Leg…

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Review: (Vancouver) Shrek by The Charlebois Post

Catch the Funby Jay CattersonThe 2014 season of Theatre Under the Stars went off with a rousing start last Tuesday with the opening of Shrek: The Musical, based on the hit DreamWorks Animati…

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Review: (Winnipeg) The Cockwhisperer - A Love Story (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

A Long, Hard Learning Processby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianWhen Nicholas Evans first wrote The Horse Whisperer and brought that term into the public consciousness, I'm sure he never imagin…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Keir Cutler on the "I'm A Genius" Syndrome, Part III by The Charlebois Post

"I'm a Genius" Syndrome - Part IIIby Keir CutlerThis is my third look at the “I’m a Genius” Syndrome.  In the first two instalments I looked at how various artists can see themsel…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: (Toronto) The Summer Spectacular (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Walking Through The Mirrorby Jason BookerSmall Wooden Shoe, one of the big daddies of indie theatre in Toronto, has a show in the Fringe. Well, outside the normal Fringe venues. Well, outdoo…

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Review: (Toronto) No Chance In Hell - A Musical (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

When Hell Is Heavenby joel fishbane@joelfishbaneAs irreverent as it is entertaining, No Chance in Hell - A New Musical succeeds in being something that’s all too rare these days: a musical…

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Review: (Toronto) Birdy (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Circumstance and Emotionsby joel fishbane@joelfishbaneSombre and serious right from the start, Birdy, written and performed by Karie Richards, is a one-woman show that dives headfirst into i…

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Review: (Toronto) Baker's Dozen (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Beyond the Puppet Peopleby Jessica YenBaker's Dozen is a fun one-man puppet show that delightfully pokes fun at the justice system. A jury has been assembled to determine whether the Bu…

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Review: (Toronto) Strapless (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

More Than Just the Jiggleby Dena Jackson@DeenDawgI was delighted when I found out that I was going to see Strapless during the Toronto Fringe Festival this year. As an ex-West coaster, I was…

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Review: (Toronto) Titus Andronicus by The Charlebois Post

Sean Dixon (photo by David Hou)PG Titus? It’s Fine; Your Kids are Watching Game of Thrones Anywayby Spencer MalthousePersonally, I think there’s a benefit to exposing family audienc…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: (Toronto) She's Black, He's Jewish, They're Married...Oy vey! by The Charlebois Post

Food, Fucking, and Forgiveness...at the Fringeby Beat RiceMarried interracial couple Hassan and Epstein, claim to have the most successful marriage in the United States of America. (They are…

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Review: (Toronto) A Simple Twist Of Faith (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Twistedby Jason BookerStaged in and around a synagogue in Kensington Market, A Simple Twist of Faith needs a few more twists. This show, a two person song cycle about a Jewish soldier in WWI…

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Review: (Toronto) A Bicycle Built For Two (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Is Funny, Sweet, Endearing Enough?by Beat RiceThe tandem bicycle. A perfect symbol for marriage. After all, it takes two to make it work. A Bicycle Built for Two is a light-hearted…

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Review: (Toronto) You Detective (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Sillinessby Beat RiceYou Detective is an improv sketch comedy starring Evan Arppe, Eric Miinch, and Josh Murray, in which two competing detectives begin to investigate the kidnapping of Toro…

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Review: (Toronto) As You Like It by The Charlebois Post

Chris Hunter, Sean Dixon, Amy Rutherford  (photo by David Hou)We’re all just Playing in the Forestby Spencer MalthouseThere is something decidedly pleasant about watching a play set i…

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Review: (Toronto) Gunshot (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Not Movement, Movedby Beat RiceGunshot is very much a dance show, and not so much physical theatre as it states in the Fringe program. Amanda Pye and Rhanda Jones have choreographed an inter…

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Review: (Toronto) I Was Born White (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Unconventionalby joel fishbone@joelfishbaneI Was Born White is essentially a dance piece, something I may be ill equipped to review. There are theatrical elements to the piece but there…

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Review: (Toronto) Return (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Fusingby joel fishbaneA performance piece that melds dance, movement, spoken word, and theatre, Return is an intriguing experience even if the last third falls a little flat. The show follow…

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Review: (Toronto) Ancient History (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

All Ives, All The Timeby joel fishbone@joelfishbaneA sharply written one-act by one of America’s great modern playwrights, Ancient History is eternally unassuming, pretending to be a …

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: (Toronto) Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Bursting With Talent, Nowhere to Goby Keely Kwok@kwoklesSocialite Vivienne Moore has a desperate problem: her arch-nemesis Helen Reisberg hosted the literary soiree of the season and had the…

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Review: (Toronto) Andy Warhol Presents Valerie by The Charlebois Post

Poke and Prod with Purposeby Keely Kwok@kwoklesThis is a show with something to say. They want you to think. The extremist, radical feminist views expressed aim higher than simply bashing th…

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Review: (Toronto) Hey '90s Kids, You're Old (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!by Keely Kwok@kwoklesIf you were a kid in the 90s - and by that I mean Babysitters Club Books, the Backstreet Boys, and the wellbeing of your Tamagotchi were a part of …

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Review: (Toronto) Gold Fever (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Back To The Future (of Fringe)by Jason BookerA silent film, presented live, with actors in whiteface makeup, exaggerated physical gestures, onstage musical accompaniment, sepia-black-and-whi…

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