Outrageously fun, horrific good times in Space Opera Zero!

Clockwise, from top left: Eric Woolfe, Lisa Norton & Mairi Babb. Set & costume design by Melanie McNeill, assisted by Emily Butters. Lighting design by Michael Brunet. Photo by producer Adrianna Prosser.   Eldritch Theatre returns with more outrageously fun, horrific good times with Space Opera Zero, written by Eric Woolfe and directed by DylanContinue reading “Outrageously fun, horrific good times in Space Opera Zero!”

The struggle for normalcy in the wake of a horrific past in the haunting, disturbing Strangers, Babies

Jeff Lillico & Niki Landau in Strangers, Babies—photo by Neil Silcox Theatre PANIK presents its immersive production of Linda McLean’s Strangers, Babies, directed by Paul Lampert, assisted by Sadie Epstein-Fine, this past week. A Canadian premiere, the show opened this past week at Artscape Sandbox. As we enter the space, projected text welcomes us andContinue reading “The struggle for normalcy in the wake of a horrific past in the haunting, disturbing Strangers, Babies”

Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe

There’s a mini-Lettsapalooza going on in Toronto right now – and last night, I stopped by Coal Mine Theatre to see their production of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe, directed by Peter Pasyk. Chris Smith (Matthew Gouveia) is in big trouble. In deep with drug debts, he owes a mean son of a bitch named DiggerContinue reading “Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe”

SummerWorks: Beautifully layered exploration of relationships, class, the struggle for order & mental illness in Complex

Bumped into actor Tim Walker at the Lower Ossington Theatre on the weekend and found out about Complex, written by Rebecca Applebaum and directed for SummerWorks by Christopher Stanton in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts – and I’m really glad I did. Set in modern-day Toronto, the title makes multiple references: the Chalkfarm apartment thatContinue reading “SummerWorks: Beautifully layered exploration of relationships, class, the struggle for order & mental illness in Complex”