The Real Housewives meets Molière in GBTS’s hilariously delightful The Learned Ladies

Ensemble. Set & costume design by Brandon Kleiman. Lighting design by Siobhan Sleath. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. The George Brown Theatre School (GBTS) graduating class opened its 2019-20 season at the Young Centre this week with a hilariously delightful take on Molière’s The Learned Ladies, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Sue Miner andContinue reading “The Real Housewives meets Molière in GBTS’s hilariously delightful The Learned Ladies”

A trip through time with family, country & loss of innocence in the charming, poignant Cavalcade

George Brown Theatre opened its 2016-17 season last night at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (located in Toronto’s Distillery District) with Nöel Coward’s Cavalcade, directed by A.D. James Simon, with musical direction by J. Rigzin Tute and choreography by Robert McCollum. Cavalcade follows the lives of two intertwined families, the Marryots and theirContinue reading “A trip through time with family, country & loss of innocence in the charming, poignant Cavalcade”

SummerWorks: Beautifully layered exploration of relationships, class, the struggle for order & mental illness in Complex

Bumped into actor Tim Walker at the Lower Ossington Theatre on the weekend and found out about Complex, written by Rebecca Applebaum and directed for SummerWorks by Christopher Stanton in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts – and I’m really glad I did. Set in modern-day Toronto, the title makes multiple references: the Chalkfarm apartment thatContinue reading “SummerWorks: Beautifully layered exploration of relationships, class, the struggle for order & mental illness in Complex”