Drowning in big ideas and hard truths could be a real downer. Luckily, Luxury Goods’ Consumption Patterns – playing at the Factory Theatre as part of the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival -delivers a social deep-dive into despair with a sharp sense of humour and a welcome sprinkling of hope.
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Peter Pan is a “musical, high-energy, fast-paced romp” now playing in Toronto
We all need surprises and imagination. That’s what Bad Hats adaptation of Peter Pan playing at the Michael Young Theatre in the Young Centre for Performing Arts delivers for any cynic who may be watching. This heartwarming family show is definitely an imaginative, fun night for everyone.
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Besbouss take on Arab Spring lacks commitment
There has been a death, and a government demands answers. Only an investigation can reveal the truth in Pleides Theatre’s Besbouss: Autopsy of a Revolt playing at Streetcar Crowsnest.
What’s discovered, however, is neither optimistic or eye-opening. The culprit? Too much drama and not enough substance.
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Trout Stanley hits all the right notes with its impeccable direction and dynamic acting
Do you ever watch a show and think to yourself: ‘this feels like exactly what I have been missing.’ Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley, playing at the Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of their 50th season, is that play for me.
I sat in my seat and thought: weird, funny, rhythmic – this is exactly the type of play I feel like I never get to see.
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Broken Branches creates space for a discussion about sibling abuse.
I think, sometimes, it is difficult to put the truth on-stage because the nature of entertainment confines it to like and dislike.
CreateTruth Productions’ Broken Branches, in association with Workman Arts, playing at the Aki Studio bring the topic of sibling abuse to the forefront. But the heart of the story is buried under its need to speak honestly, and to not sugar-coat it’s complexities.
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