The inescapable ghosts of the past meet tricks of the memory in the haunting, complex The Late Henry Moss

Anthony Ulc in The Late Henry Moss. Set design by Adam Belanger. Costumes by Janelle Joy Hince. Lighting by Steve Vargo. Photo by Curt Sachs.   Unit 102 Actors Co. takes us to an adobe shack in the middle of nowhere New Mexico in their intimate production of Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss, directed byContinue reading “The inescapable ghosts of the past meet tricks of the memory in the haunting, complex The Late Henry Moss”

Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe

There’s a mini-Lettsapalooza going on in Toronto right now – and last night, I stopped by Coal Mine Theatre to see their production of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe, directed by Peter Pasyk. Chris Smith (Matthew Gouveia) is in big trouble. In deep with drug debts, he owes a mean son of a bitch named DiggerContinue reading “Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe”

Toronto Fringe: Blood, sweat, tears & heart as you root for the underdog in Bout

A struggling actor drawn to the boxing ring. A has-been boxer turned trainer. As we enter the gym, you can smell the hard work, the fight, the sweat. A lone woman jumps rope in the ring as her trainer catches a cat nap off to the side, classical music blaring over the speakers. Inspired byContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Blood, sweat, tears & heart as you root for the underdog in Bout”