Magic, heart, comedy & truth in and out of love (again) in 52 Pick-up remount

Tell me a story. Real or made-up? Both. Happy or sad? Both. These are the opening lines of TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi’s 52 Pick-up – produced by the Howland Company, and directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia – setting the stage for a random, non-linear piece of two-handed storytelling about the beginning,Continue reading “Magic, heart, comedy & truth in and out of love (again) in 52 Pick-up remount”

Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted lovelorn shenanigans in Shakespeare Bash’d production of Love’s Labour’s Lost

Shakespeare Bash’d does it again at Toronto Fringe with its Victory Café location production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by James Wallis. The young King of Navarre and his three friends swear an oath of devotion to their studies, eschewing all forms of pleasure and recreation, including women. Enter the visiting Princess of France andContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted lovelorn shenanigans in Shakespeare Bash’d production of Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Toronto Fringe: A complex relationship plays out randomly in Howland Company’s brilliant 52 Pick-up

The Howland Company’s production of TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi’s 52 Pick-up, directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia, is a truly unique, moving and entertaining theatrical experience that audiences are loving at this year’s Toronto Fringe. Part sharply written theatre and part improv, 52 Pick-up tells the story of one relationship, played outContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: A complex relationship plays out randomly in Howland Company’s brilliant 52 Pick-up”