Intense, complex psychological game of cat & mouse in interrogation thriller Caught

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) continues its 2015-16 season with resident playwright Jordi Mand’s intimate and gripping Caught, directed by Sarah Garton Stanley. Sixteen-year-old James (Jakob Ehman) has been caught for theft over $2,000 by department store security guard Trisha (Sabryn Rock) and is being held for questioning in the store’s security holding room while theyContinue reading “Intense, complex psychological game of cat & mouse in interrogation thriller Caught”

SummerWorks: Delightful, magical story time with Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales

This year’s SummerWorks has been full of opportunities to see and hear some imaginative, unique pieces of storytelling – and Erin Fleck’s Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales, directed by Maya Rabinovitch, is a brilliant example. A young man brings light to his darkened town. A very cranky pony named Heathcliff falls in love with the mistress ofContinue reading “SummerWorks: Delightful, magical story time with Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales”

World premiere of Nightwood production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets – riveting & heart-wrenching

I had the pleasure of attending another world premiere of a work by an emerging female playwright last night: Nightwood Theatre’s production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets, a two-hander directed by Kelly Thornton, and starring Susan Coyne and Christine Horne, onstage at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space. Don’t let the short running time (approx.Continue reading “World premiere of Nightwood production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets – riveting & heart-wrenching”

Between the Sheets, February & Gay Play Days – plus Nuit Blanche!

The good times just keep on rollin’, my friends. Here are just a few fabulous arts and culture events happening right now or coming up soon: Nightwood Theatre’s production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets at Tarragon Theatre (extra space) – started its run last night and runs until Sun, Oct 7. Directed by KellyContinue reading “Between the Sheets, February & Gay Play Days – plus Nuit Blanche!”