A darkly funny & eerie look into the mind of Lizzie Borden in Blood Relations

So, first, a confession: I’d never read or seen Sharon Pollack’s Blood Relations. Not until last night, that is, at Alumnae Theatre Company’s opening night, directed by Barbara Larose, assisted by Ellen Green. We are in the Borden home in Fall River, Massachusetts, 10 years after Lizzie Borden’s acquittal of the brutal double murder ofContinue reading “A darkly funny & eerie look into the mind of Lizzie Borden in Blood Relations”

Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted, informative & moving story of the fight for the lumpectomy in Radical

So what if I told you that, up until the 70s, radical mastectomy was the go-to procedure for Stage One breast cancer (e.g., a pea-sized tumor)? You’d likely be a bit shocked, puzzled and possibly enraged. Right? I know I was. Playwright/oncologist Charles Hayter’s play Radical – developed and presented as a reading at AlumnaeContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted, informative & moving story of the fight for the lumpectomy in Radical”

Climbing out with humour & rage – Alumnae Theatre’s Rabbit Hole

Alumnae Theatre Company closes its 2013-14 season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, directed by Paul Hardy. Set in the Larchmont, New York home of Becca and Howie, who recently lost their four-year-old son Danny in an accident, Rabbit Hole takes the audience down into a place of deep loss as we watch this couple liveContinue reading “Climbing out with humour & rage – Alumnae Theatre’s Rabbit Hole”