Mental health takes centre stage in the mercurial, heart-wrenching, provocative adaptation Hamlet(s)

Skipping Stones Theatre gives us a new, contemporary take on the Shakespeare classic brings mental health front and centre with its mercurial, heart-wrenching, provocative adaptation Hamlet(s), directed by Sean O’Brien, supplemented by additional Shakespearian text; and opening last night to a sold out house at b current Studio in Artscape Wychwood Barns. Here, we haveContinue reading “Mental health takes centre stage in the mercurial, heart-wrenching, provocative adaptation Hamlet(s)”

Toronto Fringe: Furtive desires emerge in Karenin’s Anna

Karenin’s Anna is playwright Michael Ross Albert’s modern-day adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, directed by Luke Marty and currently running in the Toronto Fringe at St. Vladimir’s Theatre. In this two-hander version, Anna (Caitlin Robson) is a Brooklyn girl who has just married Sergei Karenin (Daniel Pagett), the cousin of a friend, so he canContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Furtive desires emerge in Karenin’s Anna”

Even more to see – Upstart Theatre’s The Seagull in Four Movements

Realized when I posted up and coming works yesterday that I forgot to mention another local theatre company’s (formed by a group of University of Windsor drama grads) upcoming production – and that’s Upstart Theatre’s new take on Chekhov’s The Seagull – The Seagull in Four Movements, opening tonight and running March 14-16 and MarchContinue reading “Even more to see – Upstart Theatre’s The Seagull in Four Movements”