All posts by Catherine Jan

A former freelance translator in Paris, Catherine Jan now enjoys writing in Toronto and about Toronto. Especially about Toronto theatre. She also blogs about translation, copywriting, editing and other word-related past-times at Catherine Translates. Are you on Twitter? Join @translatetrad‘s 2,000 followers who keep up with her workin’ girl tweets.

Gold Fever (Keystone Theatre) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

Gold Fever is a wordless, silent film-type play about a small group of fortune-seekers during the gold rush. This black-and-white creation by Keystone Theatre is laugh-out-loud funny with some tragic bits about ruthless quests for gold. See it as part of Toronto’s Fringe Festival at the Al Green Theatre. You’ll be transported by the story-telling piano-playing, and you’ll admire the smart but simple sets that fully use 50 shades of grey. Continue reading Gold Fever (Keystone Theatre) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

Review: Julius Caesar (Red Sandcastle Theatre)

Bloody Quests for Power in Julius Caesar Playing at Toronto’s Red Sandcastle Theatre

After voting in our provincial election, I went back to Roman Empire politics and saw different techniques of rising to power. Julius Caesar opened at the Red Sandcastle Theatre for a delighted, entertained audience. This powerful Shakespearean production was about democracy-minded politicians seeking to kill off their overly-ambitious leader.

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