Lost music dreams & turbulent family reunion in Rare Day Projects’ bittersweet, poignant, funny A Very Different Place

Clockwise, from top left: Jeanette Dagger, Rosemary Doyle & Alexzander McLarry. Photo by Deborah Ann Frankel.   You can’t go home again, but maybe you can meet where you are. Rare Day Projects presents Carol Libman’s drama about lost dreams and family reunion, A Very Different Place, directed by Robin Haggerty and opening last nightContinue reading “Lost music dreams & turbulent family reunion in Rare Day Projects’ bittersweet, poignant, funny A Very Different Place”

Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas 2013 coming May 8 – 12

Alumnae Theatre Company’s annual Big Ideas festival of works in progress – organized and programmed by the company’s New Play Development (NPD) group – is coming up, running May 8 – 12 up in the studio. Big Ideas features readings of full-length plays, as well as scenes from plays, and this year’s line-up includes: IContinue reading “Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas 2013 coming May 8 – 12”

Family, faith & acceptance @ Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas Festival of readings

A great evening of theatre in process up in the Alumnae Theatre studio space last night with a Big Ideas reading of Francine Dick’s play Preparing For Passover, directed/dramaturged by Kerri MacDonald. Five adult sisters prepare their parents’ home for Passover. An Orthodox Jewish family, their adherence to their faith – and even their coreContinue reading “Family, faith & acceptance @ Alumnae Theatre’s Big Ideas Festival of readings”

Coming up: Kat Leonard @ Last Temptation & Big Ideas @ Alumnae Theatre

Here are just a couple of things coming up this week: Wednesday, May 2: Kat Leonard is the featured performer at Last Temptation Acoustic Wednesdays (12 Kensington Ave., Toronto) – show starts at 9 p.m. For the scoop on Kat, visit her site: http://www.katleonard.com/home.cfm Also on Wednesday, May 2: Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Play DevelopmentContinue reading “Coming up: Kat Leonard @ Last Temptation & Big Ideas @ Alumnae Theatre”

Alumnae Theatre – Così final week, Big Ideas & the 2012-13 season

Hey, kids! If you’re in Toronto and haven’t been out to see Alumnae Theatre’s production of Così, you have a few more chances this week. The run continues tonight and the show closes on Saturday night (Apr 28). For info and reservations, visit here: http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/1112cosi.html Coming up: the New Play Development (NPD) group at AlumnaeContinue reading “Alumnae Theatre – Così final week, Big Ideas & the 2012-13 season”