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.

Review: On Golden Pond (Scarborough Players)

On Golden Pond is a feel-good story about family, on stage at Scarborough Village Theatre

Playing at the Scarborough Village Theatre, On Golden Pond is a family drama that will make you want to pick up the phone and arrange to see that long-lost dear relative with whom you’ve lost touch. I never saw the 1981 movie, and I was happy to discover this heartfelt story without any expectations. Continue reading Review: On Golden Pond (Scarborough Players)

Contagious (Tragical Fun) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Valentyn Korotkevych

 Written by Valentyn Korotkevych, Contagious is a story about two very different neighbours who make a life-changing connection. This Toronto Fringe Festival 2017 play is being performed at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace.

Contagious is an ode to having “real” conversations and following your heart. What’s more, the story is lifted by great choreography and meaningful music.

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A Mickey Full of Mouse (AMFOM Theatre) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Poster image for A Mickey Full of Mouse

Written by Dawna Wightman, A Mickey Full of Mouse is playing at the Tarragon Extraspace as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival 2017. This raw road trip story takes us to the childhood memories of two women, Anna and Margaret. The main recollection is the 1976 journey to Florida that includes Anna (Louise Lupo), Margaret (Dawna Wightman) and Anna’s mother (also Wightman) and father.

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