The “wangled teb” of perception in the darkly funny, thoughtful, poignant The Play About the Baby

Judith Cockman, Will King, Nora Smith & Scott McCulloch in The Play About the Baby If you have no wounds, how can you know you’re alive? Seven Siblings Theatre opened their production of Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby, directed by company co-founder Erika Downie, upstairs at The Rhino to a sold out houseContinue reading “The “wangled teb” of perception in the darkly funny, thoughtful, poignant The Play About the Baby”

Picasso & Einstein walk into a bar; art, science, women & philosophy ensue in hilarious, surreal Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. This is the set-up for Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Seven Siblings Theatre’s current production, directed by Seven Siblings co-founder Erika Downie, which opened at Kensington Market bar venue Round last night. It was my first time at Round, a vintage-inspired cabaret-styled bar space andContinue reading “Picasso & Einstein walk into a bar; art, science, women & philosophy ensue in hilarious, surreal Picasso at the Lapin Agile”

Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur

Seven Siblings Theatre Company’s opened its Canadian premiere of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, directed by Will King and assistant director Madryn McCabe (two of the three co-founders of Seven Siblings, along with Erika Downie), at Unit 102 Theatre last night. Set in a post-apocalyptic city in a time very close to present day – too closeContinue reading “Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur”