Becoming Banksy, a new play about the enigmatic graffiti artist, makes its debut in Toronto
The joint is jumping at Toronto’s east-end studio meets arts space, Redwood Theatre, current home base of off-Broadway bound Becoming Banksy, a cheeky comedy written by NY-based writing duo, Cory Terry and Elan Wolf Farbiarz. Becoming Banksy chronicles the downward spiral of artist Will Banks (Anurag Choudhury) as he deals with accusations of being the mystery man himself while on vacation in Toronto.
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This original musical explores toxic masculinity, played at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto
I gotta say, I was a little apprehensive waiting for Boys Don’t Cry, playing at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, to begin. Sitting under fluorescent lights in a tiny black box theatre to the tune of the Falsettos cast recording made my mind go to some strange places. “What kind of show is this?”.
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Soulpepper’s adaptation of classic novel, now on the Toronto stage, is “appealing all around”
The stage of the Michael Young Theatre is set as you walk in for Soulpepper‘s Orlando. It feels like we’re in the foyer of a Parisian castle. Then cast member John Jarvis sets down a white chair and announces the beginning of the Elizabethan age.
What follows is a playful romp through the pages of Virginia Woolf’s classic book, Orlando. A fantastical tale about a starry-eyed boy-poet who wakes up one day as a woman, Soulpepper’s stage rendition of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel is wildly charming, full of passion, play and wit.
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F*cking Perfect (produced by Chocolatekiss Collective) is a stunning physical theatre piece that explores the female spirit. The cast dives deep into their greatest insecurities and lays them all out for the audience, without a second of hesitation.
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The Joy Of Sax, produced by Flash In The Deadpan, is easily one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen on a stage…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
In a nutshell, The Joy Of Sax is a comedic play that follows Luke (Cam Parkes), an aspiring saxophone player, as he chases his dream to become a famous musician. Mentored by real estate agent named Danny Dick, he becomes an instant sensation when the public finds out about the euphoric powers his saxophone contains.
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Join Yaw Attuah in Rhymes With Wow (YX Productions) as he guides you through a journey of the iconic friendships in his life, starting with that time his mother threw a shoe at him because he was fighting with his siblings in the basement (his first friendship) all the way to that time he got unexpectedly burned by a childhood friend.
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Tinder On The Toilet And Other Bad Ideas, produced by NOTORIOUS and playing at Toronto Fringe is what you get when you mash together a sketch comedy show with a rap concert. The rhyming is sick, the beats are tight and the jokes are totally “off the chain” hilarious.
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Compulsion, written by Scott White and produced by Fenton & White, is a dark contemporary musical following six people whose lives end up intertwining in a hospital room. For me, it was everything a musical should be.
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