Toronto Fringe: Hell hath no fury like these two women in Rarely Pure Theatre’s Valkyrie

Rarely Pure Theatre has a reputation for producing dark, edgy and thought-provoking pieces – and its Toronto Fringe production of Thomas McKechnie’s Valkyrie, directed by Bruce Gooch, is no exception. BFF gal pals Bradley (Monique Renaud) and Erin (Katie Ribout) have transformed themselves into knife-wielding, gun-toting, Krav Maga-practising avengers, Valkyries on the hunt to exactContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Hell hath no fury like these two women in Rarely Pure Theatre’s Valkyrie”

Ribald, rustic taste of the wrath of love in Rarely Pure Theatre’s As You Like It

From the lobby of Storefront Theatre, you can hear the haunting, lyrical and hypnotic sounds of layered FX guitar music. Inside the theatre space, the minimalist set is woodsy, sparse, cold. Branches hang from the ceiling and short sticks of trees sprout from the floor, cradled in snow drifts at the base. Tree stumps, hayContinue reading “Ribald, rustic taste of the wrath of love in Rarely Pure Theatre’s As You Like It”

A moving, lyrical & thoughtful remembrance – Until Our Paths Cross Again

The intimate performance space at Dancemakers has a shiny black stage floor – like glass, like dark water. Up centre is a large boulder, to its right an olive tree and down left is a medium-sized boulder, the blue glass stones at its base telling us that there is water there. This is the settingContinue reading “A moving, lyrical & thoughtful remembrance – Until Our Paths Cross Again”

We remember – Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming Until Our Paths Cross Again

Hey all – wanted to give a shout out to Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming production Until Our Paths Cross Again, a play inspired by the true story of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first female Canadian combat soldier to be killed in combat, running November 8 – 11 at 8 p.m. at Dancemakers (in the DistilleryContinue reading “We remember – Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming Until Our Paths Cross Again”