Tartuffe is a funny 17th century comedy, on stage at Scarborough Village Theatre
Showing at the Scarborough Village Theatre, Tartuffe is a playful 17th century story from Moliere that is colourfully staged and wonderfully performed. My guest, who knew the play as a student growing up in France, thought the English translation effectively captured the essence of the comedy. We were amused by the charade played by Tartuffe, the seemingly religious man who is far from pious. Attention, appearances can be deceiving!
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Confusing, “whimsical” play about star-crossed lovers hits Toronto’s Waterworks stage
HROSES: Outrage a la raison is an eerie, bilingual play about two people from rival families who fall in love but cannot stay together. Performed in a downtown Toronto industrial space called Waterworks, HROSES has an indie, fringe vibe to it that is for the most open-minded of theatre-goers.
Lily (Sascha Cole)—who works on a farm—belongs to an English-speaking family. Ellery (Frederic Lemay) is part of a French-speaking clan; their family-run mine extends under Lily’s farm, harming their hard-earned harvest. One day, Lily and Ellery are brought together when a horse appears between the two properties. They decide they wish to care for it, together.
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The Big ‘What Now’? is a compelling one-woman show about life after 50, on Toronto stages
I laughed so hard that I cried at The Big ‘What Now?’ by Sandra Shamas. Playing at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, this one-woman show about life after 50 had us all in stitches the entire evening.
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Soulpepper touches Toronto audiences’ hearts with Dicken’s classic tale
Playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Toronto Distillery District, A Christmas Carol will inject the holiday spirit of giving into the most cheapskate, grumpiest member of your family.
This Dickens classic is a heart-warming way to end 2016 with your little ones. Continue reading Review (Kid +1): A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper)
Ross Petty’s Sleeping Beauty at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre is a grand crowd-pleaser. You’ll see a creative variation of this classic fairy tale that includes ninja dance moves, groan-worthy puns and a huge amount of audience participation, mostly in the form of laughter and booing. If you’re looking for a festive family outing for the holidays, see Sleeping Beauty! Continue reading Review (Kid +1): Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Production)