A family confronted with its own #MeToo secret in the complex, honest Lies and Consequences

You can’t change the past, but you can share it. Rare Day Projects presents Carol Libman’s Lies and Consequences, directed by Jeanette Dagger and running this week only at Red Sandcastle Theatre. With the genesis of the play occurring well before the emergence of the #MeToo movement, playwright Libman was inspired to return to itContinue reading “A family confronted with its own #MeToo secret in the complex, honest Lies and Consequences”

The ABCs of cut-throat real estate in the darkly funny, testosterone-fuelled Glengarry Glen Ross

Derek Perks, Chris Coculuzzi & Frank De Francesco in Glengarry Glen Ross—photo by David Fitzpatrick Amicus Productions wraps its 2016-17 season with its production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Harvey Levkoe; and opening last night at the Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills. Set in Chicago in the 1980s, Glengarry Glen Ross stillContinue reading “The ABCs of cut-throat real estate in the darkly funny, testosterone-fuelled Glengarry Glen Ross”

Secrets, schemes & stamps in sharp & darkly funny Mauritius

Sometimes a stamp isn’t just a stamp. A pair of rare postage stamps becomes a catalyst for hopes, dreams and desires in The Village Players’ production of Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, directed by Michael Hiller, which opened at the Village Playhouse last night. Estranged step-sisters Jackie (Rebecca De La Cour) and Mary (Tina McCulloch) are reunitedContinue reading “Secrets, schemes & stamps in sharp & darkly funny Mauritius”

Amicus Productions’ Cyrano De Bergerac a highly entertaining & moving adventure in wit, swordplay & love

Spent a highly entertaining afternoon at The Papermill Theatre (Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd.) yesterday, with Amicus Productions’ performance of Cyrano De Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Chris Coculuzzi and Roxanne Deans, and directed by Mary Dwyer (Toronto Fringe fans may have seen their marvelous 80-minute memory play version of Cyrano, performed outdoorsContinue reading “Amicus Productions’ Cyrano De Bergerac a highly entertaining & moving adventure in wit, swordplay & love”

Chillingly fascinating journey into man’s dark side – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Last night, I headed to the Papermill Theatre to see Amicus Productions’ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novella by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Harvey Levkoe. Not to be confused with the musical version that has also been playing in Toronto recently. Dr. Jekyll (Christopher Irving) is man drivenContinue reading “Chillingly fascinating journey into man’s dark side – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”