Epic good times & kick-ass adventure in Sex T-Rex’s World Tour II: Callaghan! & SwordPlay

I think we can all safely say that last night’s opening of Sex T-Rex’s World Tour II production of Callaghan! and the Wings of the Butterfly and SwordPlay: A Play of Swords was the sweatiest fun Sex T-Rex show yet. At Unit 102 Theatre for a two-night run before heading east, the Sex T-Rex doubleContinue reading “Epic good times & kick-ass adventure in Sex T-Rex’s World Tour II: Callaghan! & SwordPlay”

Top 10 of 2014

Seeing as I already took a bit of a peek out of my December hiatus with the Sleepy Beauty post last weekend – and as this is the last day of 2014 – thought I’d take another peek out to post my top 10 of 2014. Here it is, from a variety of disciplines, inContinue reading “Top 10 of 2014”

Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur

Seven Siblings Theatre Company’s opened its Canadian premiere of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, directed by Will King and assistant director Madryn McCabe (two of the three co-founders of Seven Siblings, along with Erika Downie), at Unit 102 Theatre last night. Set in a post-apocalyptic city in a time very close to present day – too closeContinue reading “Love & violence in a world gone to hell in Mercury Fur”

A powerful, moving adaptation – The Deliverance of Juliet & Her Romeo

I was very lucky to be able to get in to see the closing night performance of Leroy Street Theatre’s/Avant Bard Productions’ adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – The Deliverance of Juliet and Her Romeo – at Unit 102 Theatre last night. Adapted by Harrison Thomas, Ashleigh Kasaboski and Anne van Leeuwen, and directed byContinue reading “A powerful, moving adaptation – The Deliverance of Juliet & Her Romeo”

Shifting power & perception in a struggle to communicate – Oleanna

Got out to see Unit 102 Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s Oleanna last night; the play is running in rotation with Neil Labute’s In a Dark, Dark House at Unit 102’s space at 376 Dufferin St., Toronto (just south of Queen St. W., on the west side of Dufferin). Directed by David LaFontaine, and starringContinue reading “Shifting power & perception in a struggle to communicate – Oleanna”

Love, desire & betrayal in Pieces

Cue 6 Productions’ Pieces, by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman and directed by Jill Harper, opened this past week at Unit 102 Theatre and I had the pleasure of seeing the early evening performance last night. “Jim and Susan are married” appears under the play’s title in the program and it is this relationship that is at theContinue reading “Love, desire & betrayal in Pieces”