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Friends, artistic giants and maybe lovers, the 20th-century twosome get a more personal examination in the North American version of this stage hit.
It’s an entertaining look at three rich, intelligent people toying with each other in Harold Pinter’s masterpiece but, as an exploration of desire and relationships, it’s stiff and col…
Discount sellers, pay-what-you-can, even ushering at the theatre in exchange for freebies: Carly Maga looks at options if you’re on a budget.
The cast ably delivers Shaw’s text in marathon production, including Don Juan in Hell, but the production is missing a visual language to match its verbal depths, writes Carly Maga.
Instead of idly waiting for her family to reassemble, Hermione has taken a much more active role in articulating director Sarah Kitz’s theme of patriarchal corruption, writes Carly Maga.
Jonathan Goad’s production begins without assuming the girls have fabricated the illnesses that spur speculations of witchcraft for foolish, selfish reasons, writes Carly Maga.
After a busy summer for the whole family, father and daughter will appear in Shakespeare in the Ruff’s The Winter’s Tale together, writes Carly Maga.
What really makes this Front Page feel fresh is its social, gender, racial and character complications — things that a mainstream audience in 2019 is much more equipped and eager to invest…
Cross-gender and cross-racial casting bring it into 2019, but these interventions can’t resolve the fundamentally cynical relationships in Shakespeare’s problem play, writes Carly Maga.
The production has one of the most impressive casts in recent memory, but the audience is given no signposts to follow the story, writes Carly Maga.
People want to come to the theatre to feel safe, says co-artistic director Diana Bentley.
The music gives Shakespeare’s text that extra flair that is a Driftwood Theatre signature, but the commentary on our social-media, phone-obsessed culture feels shoehorned in, writes Carly …
Laara Sadiq co-star in the marathon event is 100 amateurs, rotated in over the course of a full day at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
New staging of Lerner & Loewe show follows more troubling takes on Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and more.
By setting the comedy in Ontario cottage country in 1999, director Liza Balkan helps us digest some story elements that don’t fit with 2019 sensibilities, writes Carly Maga.
There may not be much time to contemplate the show’s meaning, but there are plenty of fun surprises and challenges in show mounted in old Bloor St. video store.
Annual fest includes the Filipinx shows Through the Bamboo, Tita Jokes and Monica vs. the internet, while Kanto by Tita Flips will serve food at the festival hub.
The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike shut down the entire city’s economy with 30,000 workers refusing to work from May 15 to June 26, arguing for recognition of the labour union and for wages …
In an exciting experiment, Berczes’s production wonders what would happen if Tom’s introduction wasn’t an explanation of the rules of the game, but a man’s — and an artist’s — …
As a hearing theatregoer, Carly Maga was put off-kilter by the musical, performed entirely in American Sign Language, but The Black Drum has other offerings for nondeaf patrons apart from it…
Artistic director Nina Lee Aquino resurrects theatre pieces emblematic of past Factory leaders and connect them with contemporary artists of colour, writes Carly Maga.
The Shaw and Stratford festivals have been busy adapting the C.S. Lewis story and the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy for modern audiences, writes Carly Maga.
Part of the reason that Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s 1779 play still resonates is that it resists the impulse to make its characters unrealistic moral symbols, writes Carly Maga.
The script assumes an audience will be so familiar with the story from the novel that what unfolds is like a play in the form of a connect-the-dots drawing, writes Carly Maga.
Playwright and director counter the story’s darkness with a strong sense of humour that runs throughout.
The culmination of Susanna Fournier’s Empire Trilogy gives up control (narratively, physically, historically) to restore a bit of hope to a dark world, writes Carly Maga.
The 6th Man Collective, whose weekly basketball games have grown into an interactive play that weaves the sport with their personal stories, are happy to have their performance come in confl…
Canadian Martin co-authored the book for The Prom, about four out-of-work Broadway stars confronting homophobia in a small Indiana town.
Shakespeare’s prank-filled comedy is chockablock with gags with diminishing returns, but Antoni Cimolino swaddles the characters with empathy, writes Carly Maga.