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Set in 1920s Ottawa, Hannah Moscovitch’s play adds to an important conversation about gender inequity and female sexuality, writes Karen Fricker.
French-language company established in 1967, which has boosted its audience with English surtitles, unveils its 2018-19 season.
Beatboxer Ball-Zee holds the a cappella event together, but the conceit that he’s manipulating all the others stifles the energy in show’s first half, writes Karen Fricker.
Play about the aftermath of the Trojan War resonates in wake of the fall from grace of former artistic director Albert Schultz.
Métis director Jani Lauzon hopes to change minds about the realities of truth and reconciliation through Factory Theatre production.
Casting an Indigenous and a Black actor as farmers who suppress past trauma reframes Michael Healey’s classic as a parable of colonization, writes Karen Fricker.
Despite strong performances and an adventurous production, elements of After Wrestling leave our critic perplexed.
Hannah Moscovitch’s play focuses fully on a woman’s inner life and her sexuality, anchored by a magnificently realized performance by Maev Beaty, writes Karen Fricker.
Play by David Yee, in which two actors manipulate figurines projected on a screen, explores a Chinese mall in all its cultural, linguistic and generational diversity,
An intermission was axed, songs were cut, a new one was added and a Broadway hit was born. As the Canadian cast of Come From Away makes its Toronto premiere, we talk to the creators about ho…
Play now on at CAA Theatre doesn’t look as lavish as one would hope, but fine performances and a well-paced production do justice to Mike Bartlett’s script.
Sons of Anarchy's Kim Coates stars in Jerusalem, at Streetcar Crowsnest, as a countercultural folk hero who lives in a battered trailer in the forest.
Play’s racial themes are all too relevant, and it gathers steam in the second half, writes Karen Fricker.
There's also beauty and humour in Jackie Maxwell's staging of Stephen Karam’s play, but size of the theatre keeps audience at a distance.
New play at Passe Muraille can’t reconcile its dramaturgical impulses or the directions in which the story heads, but the characters and their experiences are fresh and intriguing, writes …
Five instructors offer clear solutions to help make school, and professional theatre, a safer space for young actors.
Kat Sandler’s latest creation drops us into the aftermath of a police shooting and we find not only thoughtful drama but rip-roaring comedy.
Progress curators explain why local audiences should see work like Race Cards, Dis Merci and LOST in TRANS.
Theatre company has not yet begun search for successor to Matthew Jocelyn, who leaves in June.
Genevieve Adam’s Dark Heart has written seven rich characters whose lives are revealed to be intertwined in fascinating and often quite unexpected ways, Karen Fricker writes.
Cast is superb in Jordan Tannahill’s interdisciplinary production created in response to mother’s cancer diagnosis.
Legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov radiates life and wisdom in tribute to the poet Joseph Brodsky.
Insightful script and cast overcome a few implausible moments in tale of dinner party gone wrong, writes Karen Fricker.
Clever staging places the audience in a more natural frame of mind, the better for lead Sheldon Elter to lead us on the chase, writes Karen Fricker.
Bears, a production from Edmonton currently visiting Toronto’s Theatre Centre, pulls off the improbable task of translating a thrilling chase story to the theatre, while leaving the audien…
Under Mac Fyfe’s direction, Bob Nasmith is pitch-perfect as the regretful character in Beckett’s 1958 monologue.
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.