A family slogs through the fallout of mental illness & tragedy in the brutally honest, wry-witted And So It Goes

Left: Deborah Drakeford & Scott McCulloch. Right: Tyshia Drake & Dan Willmott. Set & costume design by Kelly Wolf. Scenic art by Ksenia Ivanova. Lighting design by Chin Palipane. Photos by John Gundy.   Kyanite Theatre presents George F. Walker’s And So It Goes, directed by Walker, assisted by Martha Moldaver—running in the Pia BoumanContinue reading “A family slogs through the fallout of mental illness & tragedy in the brutally honest, wry-witted And So It Goes”

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Struggling with life’s complexities in the quirky, hilarious, poignant George F. Walker double bill: Her Inside Life & Kill the Poor

Left: Catherine Fitch in Her Inside Life. Right: Craig Henderson & Anne van Leeuwen in Kill the Poor. Photos by John Gundy.   Leroy Street Theatre and Low Rise Productions join forces, with the assistance of Storefront Theatre, to present a world premiere double bill of two George F. Walker plays: Her Inside Life, directedContinue reading “Struggling with life’s complexities in the quirky, hilarious, poignant George F. Walker double bill: Her Inside Life & Kill the Poor”

Doctor/patient relationship gets real as they exorcise demons in Criminal Girlfriends’ razor sharp, intense, darkly funny Fierce

  Emmelia Gordon (top) and Marisa Crockett (bottom). Photo by John Gundy.   Criminal Girlfriends opened its intimate production of George F. Walker’s Fierce to a sold out house at Red Sandcastle Theatre last night. Directed by Wes Berger, assisted by Martha Moldaver, the new play bears all the classic Walker trademarks of tight, mercurialContinue reading “Doctor/patient relationship gets real as they exorcise demons in Criminal Girlfriends’ razor sharp, intense, darkly funny Fierce”

Chaotically insightful and darkly funny ride in Alumnae Theatre’s Escape From Happiness

“Please don’t do anything you can’t live with later.” “I can live with a lot.” Alumnae Theatre Company opened its 2014-15 all-Canadian season with George F. Walker’s Escape From Happiness on Friday night and I dropped by the theatre for the Sunday matinée. Directed by Andrea Wasserman, Escape From Happiness is one of three playsContinue reading “Chaotically insightful and darkly funny ride in Alumnae Theatre’s Escape From Happiness”

Theatre teaser: Escape From Happiness @ Alumnae Theatre

Hey kids! Just got this awesome fun trailer for Alumnae Theatre Company’s production of George F. Walker’s Escape From Happiness, directed by Andrea Wasserman. The show opens tonight (Fri, Sept 26) and runs until October 11 on the main stage. I’ll be going to see this on Sunday. Check it out: