All posts by Mirette Shoeir

Review: RaPUNzel (Red Sandcastle Theatre)

Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto takes on the story of Rapunzel in their latest panto tale

Before seeing RaPUNzel at Red Sandcastle Theatre I had never been to a pantomime, was not sure what to expect. I wondered if there would be audience participation (my inability to find a date for the night meant I had no one to hide behind if that should be the case). Happily, though, I discovered that this is the sort of show that leaves you with your cheeks aching from laughter. Continue reading Review: RaPUNzel (Red Sandcastle Theatre)

Review: The Tenth Muse (Filament Incubator)

Toronto’s Filament Incubator presents The Tenth Muse, a play by Julie Foster

It is easy to walk past the black door of 56 Kensington Avenue and not notice it’s there. Yet downstairs in a small concrete basement, known as Kensington Hall (said with tongue in cheek one assumes) an exciting indie performance of budding playwright Julie Foster’s The Tenth Muse, presented by Filament Incubator, is taking place. Continue reading Review: The Tenth Muse (Filament Incubator)

Review: Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (LowDown Theatre Company)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee posterToronto’s LowDown Theatre Company presents Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, a play by Eric Bogosian

I see a lot of theatre. And while Toronto offers a diverse fare with something for everyone you seldom come across a show that will enthrall you as LowDown Theatre’s production of Eric Bogosian’s Wake Up and Smell the Coffee at The Assembly Theatre. Continue reading Review: Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (LowDown Theatre Company)