Albert Schultz and Diego Matamoros in The Odd Couple Comedy can be tough. Jokes either work or they don’t, references can be missed, and physical gags can fail miserably in the wrong hands. But it gets worse: humour goes through trends and changes over time. What was funny in the ’90s may not be funny […]
Dream in High Park Stage by Patrick B This summer, Shakespeare lovers have their pick of plays to see. Whether you want to take the drive to Stratford or the subway to High Park, there’s a handful of productions for the Bard Lover in all of us to enjoy.
Brothel # 9 Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a play called Brothel #9 at Toronto’s Factory Theatre. Brothel #9, by Anusree Roy, is a riveting play that follows the story of Rekha, a young Indian girl sold into prostitution in Calcutta. It brings the struggles of sex workers in India to […]
Christopher Plummer as Barrymore Barrymore Entertainment Limited The audience crowds the ornate Elgin Theater. The lights dim. The curtain rises. There’s an empty stage, but two men are shouting from either side. And then, Christopher Plummer strides to center stage in a crisp 1920s navy suit and fedora to thunderous applause. Except, it isn’t Christopher […]
Mariinsky Ballet – Swan Lake Courtesy of Sony Centre The recent success and critical acclaim for Darren Aronofsky’s magnificent film ‘Black Swan’ has brought ballet back to center stage. Torontonians in particular are in for a real treat: Russia’s Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, who first performed the dance in 1895, will be traveling to our city to […]
Barefoot in the Park poster The Fairview Library Theatre is no special venue: essentially, it’s a concrete encased space with rows of comfy seats. It feels subterranean and industrial… that is, until the curtain rises. With Amicus Productions’ presentation of Neil Simon’s classic anti-romantic comedy ‘Barefoot in the Park’ on center stage, the entire […]