Toronto Fringe: Bawdy, silly good times with Macbeth in the wacky fun Weirder Thou Art

Bouffon meets Shakespeare in Physically Speaking’s production of Weirder Thou Art, written and directed by Ardyth Johnson, and running at St. Vladimir Theatre  for Toronto Fringe. The three witches from Macbeth—The Virgin (played with a fierce feminist energy by Ronak Singh), The Matron (Stephen Flett in the delightfully bombastic and know-it-all role) and The CroneContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Bawdy, silly good times with Macbeth in the wacky fun Weirder Thou Art”

FireWorks: Lumpectomy champion Dr. Vera Peters puts ‘Do No Harm’ to the test in Radical

The final production of Alumnae Theatre’s annual FireWorks program opened last night: Charles Hayter’s Radical, directed by Neil Affleck, with associate director Ingryd Pleitez. I saw an earlier version of Radical at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival – and loved it – so I was very excited to see it again in its current iteration.Continue reading “FireWorks: Lumpectomy champion Dr. Vera Peters puts ‘Do No Harm’ to the test in Radical”

Magic & mayhem in a small town – Alumnae Theatre’s The Killdeer

A rural kitchen with lavender walls, wallpapered below the chair railing on one side and paneled with different cuts of wood on the other. An open doorway reveals a pantry, shelves full of mason jars of colourful preserves. Up centre, a tree sprouts, covered in all manner of porcelain knick-knacks – a tea pot, glassContinue reading “Magic & mayhem in a small town – Alumnae Theatre’s The Killdeer”