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Fiddler On The Roof – Canon Theatre

By: Darryl D’Souza

 Fiddler Harvey Fierstein

Watching Mirvish’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, playing at the Canon Theatre, certainly makes for a very entertaining evening.  Frankly, I wasn’t sure that it would be, given its length and subject matter (the marrying off of several daughters,) I thought I would be bored to death.  Happily, I was proved wrong.   

 The play flew by for me, despite being approximately 3 hours long, including one intermission.  This was the first time I’ve seen the play, and I have never seen Norman Jewison’s 1971 film version.  Although I haven’t seen any other versions, if you’re a huge fan, I cannot imagine you being disappointed with this production.  Continue reading Fiddler On The Roof – Canon Theatre

The Madonna Painter – Factory Theatre

By: Darryl D’Souza













The Madonna Painter, currently playing at Factory Theatre, is an exceptionally well-written play.  It also features: a very capable cast all of whom deliver strong performances, unusual but nonetheless wonderful sound effects, and high contrast lighting.  To call The Madonna Painter a masterpiece would certainly not be an exaggeration.  It has something, an almost magical quality, that, particularly at the ending, made me feel like I was watching something so incredibly beautiful that I couldn’t fully comprehend it. Continue reading The Madonna Painter – Factory Theatre

Rocking the Cradle – Tarragon Theatre

By: Darryl D’Souza

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The RCA Theatre Company’s presentation of Rocking the Cradle at Tarragon Theatre is, overall, a good piece of theatre.  It wasn’t brilliant, but if you check it out, you may very well learn something profound about human existence from it.

Rocking the Cradle is freely adapted from Spanish poet/dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca’s surrealist masterpiece Yerma by Canadian poet/writer Des Walsh.  The story succeeds in part because of it’s universal nature.

Walsh, a Newfounlander, has transposed it from a remote region of Spain to a remote Newfoundland fishing village.  In fact, Rocking the Cradle had its first run in St. Johns earlier this year.  Continue reading Rocking the Cradle – Tarragon Theatre

Theatre Toronto Contest – Win Free Tickets to No Exit

contest-web-graphic-genericWould you like to win two absolutely free tickets to see Nightwood Theatre‘s presentation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit? If you would, then all that you have to do to win  them is to send an e-mail to us at: with the subject line: “No Exit Contest”.

Then the lucky 13th person who sends us an e-mail will win themselves two tickets to the Thursday Nov. 12  performance of No Exit at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Continue reading Theatre Toronto Contest – Win Free Tickets to No Exit