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Seana McKenna’s all-out, heart-wrenching performance as Queen Lear is more than enough to recommend Graham Abbey’s production, Karen Fricker writes.
Concert and theatre piece is from Mark and Marichka Marczyk, the couple behind previous SummerWorks hit.
In local theatre, ‘distilled, dense’ one-act shows might have a bigger edge than ever — with impatient, sophisticated audiences seen as the culprit — but some creators are holding ou…
A well-executed theatrical show with dazzling magical performances, The Illusionists will not disappoint the magic lover on your list this holiday season.
Outdoor play in Christie Pits Park is a unique holiday offering with interesting perspectives on foundational story.
It celebrates the power of the imagination and the power of theatre to make seemingly impossible happen.
A 45 minute show, performed by three actors for 10 spectators, is deceptively small, writes Karen Fricker.
Sandy Cohen and Asha Jain reflect on relationships with their own grown-up kids at My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy.
Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Charles Ketchabaw get to heart of what makes communities special with touring stage show.
Timely in its material, this short play for 12+ audiences skilfully navigates the risks and rewards of putting oneself on social media.
American Georgie, who’s 42, and Irish-born Alex, who’s 75, creep into the realm of stereotype.
Michael Therriault’s antic performance as Scrooge anchors the production, charmingly adapted by Tim Carroll.
Play about the uranium trade in Niger stirs feelings mystification, intrigue, outrage and curiosity.
Shaw Festival and Ross Petty Productions are both tackling the Dickens classic for the first time this year.
In trace, complex plot and shifts between times and characters rest solely on actor and musician Ho's shoulders.
“It is real and it’s sad and it shouldn’t be that way," says Jessica Grey about the show Outside.
In Coal Mine production, Ted Dykstra and Fiona Highet exude sad maturity as parents who have lost a child.
What makes this Toronto Centre for the Arts production work so well is the extent to which the actors inhabit their characters.
Actors' committed performances overcome challenges in Young People's Theatre production of Disney musical.
Adam Lazarus invites the audience to sit in his toxic masculine world view in a play that focuses on his relationship with his daughter.
This revival of Edward Albee's last major work circles the play but does not yet have it firmly in its sights.
New report looks at how RISER Project and Generator help indie companies and artists get their work seen.
Director Jacquie Pa Thomas and writer Michael Spence have left so much underexplored or, conversely, overstated that synthesis feels far out of reach.
Rose Napoli's writing shines and Vivien Endicott-Douglas mesmerizes as a student involved with her teacher.
Show weaves Evalyn Parry’s and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s personal experiences with broader cultural context.
The cast’s talent and enthusiasm is undeniable, but the story is so ridiculous — and so lacking acknowledgement of its own excess — that the show is perennially on the brink of implodi…
After more than 40 years of hiding, actress playing transgender woman in Charm revealed she is trans herself.
With Life After opening this week in Toronto and Trap Door in November, Johnson is being described as a singular talent.
American playwright Will Eno gets another Toronto staging, and director Stewart Arnott and actor Christopher Stanton make it a successful if bleak one.
Theatrical piece inspired by Mennonite roots and month-long trek takes up residents this weekend in St. Matthew’s United Church.
The performers’ skills are as dazzling as ever, but women are mostly just for decoration in Volta.