All’s Well That Ends Well adaptation a delightfully dark comedic romp with a twist

Christopher Mott, Chanakya Mukherjee & Liz Der. Photo by Stevie Baker.   Dauntless City Theatre is back at Berczy Park (aka the dog fountain park across from the St. Lawrence Centre) with a delightful immersive, site-specific adaptation of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Adapted and directed by Scott Emerson Moyle, assisted by Jordi O’Dael,Continue reading “All’s Well That Ends Well adaptation a delightfully dark comedic romp with a twist”

The oil industry on trial for crimes against humanity in the gripping, intimate Athabasca

David S. Craig & Richard Greenblatt. Set & costume design by Anahita Dehbonehie. Lighting design by Jennifer Lennon. Photo by Samantha Gaetz.   Convergence Theatre presents the world premiere of Athabasca, created and performed by David S. Craig and Richard Greenblatt, and directed by Aaron Willis, assisted by Keshia Palm (who also appears as Huan,Continue reading “The oil industry on trial for crimes against humanity in the gripping, intimate Athabasca”

Funny as hell & sh*t gets real in the socially sharp, outrageously funny Late Night

Moses Znaimer and Kat Sandler have teamed up for Zoomer LIVE Theatre’s inaugural production, the debut of Sandler’s Late Night (winner of Toronto Fringe 24-hour playwriting contest), currently running in ZoomerHall – a new space that will serve as a launch pad for intimate, multi-media indie productions. Located in a Liberty Village complex that’s alsoContinue reading “Funny as hell & sh*t gets real in the socially sharp, outrageously funny Late Night”

The Hogtown Experience is the bee’s knees!

Better late to the party than never – I finally got out to see the Hogtown Experience at Campbell House Museum last night. And what a party it was! Written by Drew Carnwath and Sam Rosenthal, and directed by Rosenthal, assisted by Nicola Pantin, the Hogtown Experience is an immersive, site-specific theatrical event that putsContinue reading “The Hogtown Experience is the bee’s knees!”

Toronto Fringe preview(ish): Rowing

Toronto Fringe 2016 opens today! There are a couple of shows that I’ve seen previous productions of, and that I won’t be seeing during Fringe, but I wanted to shout them out. I saw Aaron Jan’s raw and darkly funny coming of age tale Rowing in October 2015 at The Fort Studios. The Chrysalis Workshop’sContinue reading “Toronto Fringe preview(ish): Rowing”

SummerWorks: Hilarious, haunting & high-brow good times in An Evening in July

I first saw the Templeton Philharmonic earlier this year in their Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival production of Unbridled and Unstable. Whip smart and funny, with a talent for vintage characterizations and dialect – it was love at first sight. The darlings of the Templeton Philharmonic are back, this time with their SummerWorks production ofContinue reading “SummerWorks: Hilarious, haunting & high-brow good times in An Evening in July”

Preview: Moving modern LGBT take on classic star-crossed lovers in Romeo and (her) Juliet

Headstrong Collective and Urban Bard took us to the Church of Shakespeare at Bloor Street United Church last night – literally and figuratively – in their preview performance of Romeo and (her) Juliet, directed by Urban Bard A.D. Scott Emerson Moyle, and produced by Headstrong Collective co-founders/producers/actors Melanie Hrymak and Leslie McBay. Outside the sanctuary,Continue reading “Preview: Moving modern LGBT take on classic star-crossed lovers in Romeo and (her) Juliet”