Words of pride, debate, identity & relationships in funny, moving & thoughtful Gay Play Day

Spent an enjoyable afternoon at the theatre yesterday, for the fourth annual Gay Play Day, which had moved to a temporary home at Fraser Studios this year, as their original home in the Alumnae Theatre studio was booked up (A.D. Darren Stewart-Jones says they’ll be back at Alumnae next year). Gay Play Day is anContinue reading “Words of pride, debate, identity & relationships in funny, moving & thoughtful Gay Play Day”

Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred… – “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Rarely Pure Theatre’s production of Half a League, by Scott Garland and directed by Alexander Offord, had its gala opening at Fraser Studios lastContinue reading “Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League”

Magic, heart, comedy & truth in and out of love (again) in 52 Pick-up remount

Tell me a story. Real or made-up? Both. Happy or sad? Both. These are the opening lines of TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi’s 52 Pick-up – produced by the Howland Company, and directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia – setting the stage for a random, non-linear piece of two-handed storytelling about the beginning,Continue reading “Magic, heart, comedy & truth in and out of love (again) in 52 Pick-up remount”

Cue6 takes us to the edge of funny & disturbing – Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up

Cue6 Theatre Company continues to push the edge of hilarious and disturbing with its current production, the Canadian premiere of Joel Kim Booster’s Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up, directed by Jill Harper and running at Fraser Studios. The Kate (Karen Knox) and Sam (AJ Vaage) of the title are the teen movie starsContinue reading “Cue6 takes us to the edge of funny & disturbing – Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up”