Wistful, whimsical, dreamy & mind-bending theatre in InspiraTO Festival blueShow line-up

Part two of my InspiraTO Festival opening night double header at Alumnae Theatre on Thursday night. Here’s what went down during the blueShow line-up: Intersection by Josh Downing, directed by Yehuda Fisher. Why does a heartsick young man want to cross the dangerously busy road? And why is the crossing guard so reluctant to help him?Continue reading “Wistful, whimsical, dreamy & mind-bending theatre in InspiraTO Festival blueShow line-up”

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Intense, passionate, darkly funny and thought-provoking theatre pieces in InspiraTO Festival redShow line-up

Out at Alumnae Theatre last night for the opening night of the 10th annual InspiraTO Festival. The festival of 10-minute plays has grown over the years to include two full line-ups of plays running throughout the fest, as well as a series of one-off performances – including site-specific shows – as well as art exhibits,Continue reading “Intense, passionate, darkly funny and thought-provoking theatre pieces in InspiraTO Festival redShow line-up”

A topsy-turvy look at the bizarre dynamics of the corporate world in entertaining Fever/Dream

Out at the theatre one more time last night – this time, to The Jumblies Ground Floor for Seven Siblings Theatre’s Canadian premiere of Sheila Callaghan’s Fever/Dream, directed by Will King, assisted by Madryn McCabe. I saw Seven Siblings’ dramatic, violent and compelling production of Mercury Fur last year – and this exciting young companyContinue reading “A topsy-turvy look at the bizarre dynamics of the corporate world in entertaining Fever/Dream”

Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur

Seven Siblings Theatre Company’s opened its Canadian premiere of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, directed by Will King and assistant director Madryn McCabe (two of the three co-founders of Seven Siblings, along with Erika Downie), at Unit 102 Theatre last night. Set in a post-apocalyptic city in a time very close to present day – too closeContinue reading “Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur”