Pirates! Genies! Fishing! Wacky meta panto fun with A Ladd’n His Cat!

Red Sandcastle Theatre’s Panto Players have cooked up their most meta holiday panto ever! Written by Jane A. Shields and Red Sandcastle A.D. Rosemary Doyle, A Ladd’n His Cat! opened to an enthusiastic audience at Red Sandcastle’s storefront space at Queen St. East and Logan, Toronto last night. Played out as a story within aContinue reading “Pirates! Genies! Fishing! Wacky meta panto fun with A Ladd’n His Cat!”

A world in a tea room in the powerful, sharply funny, deeply moving “Master Harold” …and the Boys

Obsidian Theatre, in association with the Shaw Festival, brought its production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” …and the Boys to Toronto, opening last night at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio theatre. Directed by Philip Akin, and inspired by Fugard’s childhood relationships with the black employees of his mother’s tea room, “Master Harold” …andContinue reading “A world in a tea room in the powerful, sharply funny, deeply moving “Master Harold” …and the Boys”

My big fat artsy week off

It’s been a great week off, the first week of my favourite month, leading up to Thanksgiving weekend.                 Monday night was dinner at Shanghai Cowgirl (http://www.shanghaicowgirl.com/) with my friend Dee, then we moved on to Bar Czehoski (http://www.czehoski.com/) for Windbag Cabaret, hosted by Michael Bell (Twitter: @Michael_Bell_),Continue reading “My big fat artsy week off”