Toronto Fringe: A most outrageously funny mashup in Romeo & Juliet Chainsaw Massacre

Bain & Bernard Comedy has cooked up one helluva theatrical mashup for Toronto Fringe with its production of Matt Bernard’s Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Bernard and running to packed houses at the Randolph Theatre. Inspired by a variety of horror films throughout the decades, particularly The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday theContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: A most outrageously funny mashup in Romeo & Juliet Chainsaw Massacre”

NSTF: A jaunty, jolly & jarring good time on the Thames in hilarious, entertaining Three Men in a Boat

I rarely resort to alliteration in my headlines, but in the case of Pea Green Theatre’s production of Three Men in a Boat, I was inspired to break with convention. Based on an 1889 travelogue by Jerome K. Jerome, adapted for the stage by Mark Brownell and directed by Sue Minor, Three Men in aContinue reading “NSTF: A jaunty, jolly & jarring good time on the Thames in hilarious, entertaining Three Men in a Boat”

Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred… – “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Rarely Pure Theatre’s production of Half a League, by Scott Garland and directed by Alexander Offord, had its gala opening at Fraser Studios lastContinue reading “Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League”