Giving a voice to the brave, resourceful women of The Odyssey in the engaging, theatrical The Penelopiad

The ensemble in The Penelopiad—photo courtesy of George Brown College The George Brown Theatre School class of 2017 closes its 2016-17 season with Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad (directed by Sue Minor) and David Ives’ new version of Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear (directed by Todd Hammond and Jordan Pettle) in the Michael YoungContinue reading “Giving a voice to the brave, resourceful women of The Odyssey in the engaging, theatrical The Penelopiad”

A trip through time with family, country & loss of innocence in the charming, poignant Cavalcade

George Brown Theatre opened its 2016-17 season last night at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (located in Toronto’s Distillery District) with Nöel Coward’s Cavalcade, directed by A.D. James Simon, with musical direction by J. Rigzin Tute and choreography by Robert McCollum. Cavalcade follows the lives of two intertwined families, the Marryots and theirContinue reading “A trip through time with family, country & loss of innocence in the charming, poignant Cavalcade”

Liberty at any cost – hardened life choices in Toronto Irish Players’ Big Maggie

Saw another marvelous Toronto Irish Players (TIP) production yesterday afternoon – this time, John B. Keane’s Big Maggie, directed by Harvey Levkoe, on now at Alumnae Theatre. Big Maggie is set in 1960s rural Ireland, where recently widowed Maggie Polpin (Janice Hansen) is delighted at her newfound freedom from a philandering lout of a husbandContinue reading “Liberty at any cost – hardened life choices in Toronto Irish Players’ Big Maggie”