Un Poyo Rojo is “deliciously deceptive, sidesplittingly antagonistic, and completely perfect.”
The house lights go down and we sit in the pitch black for a few moments. When the lights come up, Nicolás Poggi and Luciano Rosso stare out at the audience silently – two men in an empty locker room. The performers stay like this, unmoving, for a full minute: an unnerving amount of time. Then the performance begins.
Un Poyo Rojo was created ten years ago by Nicolás Poggi, Luciano Rosso, Alfonso Barón, and Hermes Gaido. The production has been touring internationally since 2015. This season, Un Poyo Rojo comes to Toronto with Canadian Stage at The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre. Continue reading Review: Un Poyo Rojo (Canadian Stage)
The Heidi Chronicles follows the personal and the political through the 60s, 70s, and 80s
Alumnae Theatre kicks off its 102nd season with Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. Written in 1988, the play won the 1989 Pullitzer Prize for Drama, and the 1989 original production won the Tony Award. Continue reading Review: The Heidi Chronicles (Alumnae Theatre)
Soulpepper Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s Betrayal to Toronto audiences
Harold Pinter was a British playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. In 2005, Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Betrayal is one of his most celebrated plays with productions around the world. And now Soulpepper, one of Toronto’s longstanding theatre companies, offers us their own production. Continue reading Review: Betrayal (Soulpepper)
A Pirate adventure on the open waters sure to please grown-ups and older children
Pan’s Outcasts, is produced by Pirate Life and The Pirate Life venue is a swashbuckling, family-friendly good time on a real ship. Pirate Life is a company that puts on plays, pirate-related games, and private events. Pan’s Outcasts is still a work-in-progress and is having a limited run this weekend.
We landlubbers boarded the boat and were pirated out to sea (i.e. the Lake Ontario harbour) for an hour on the Jolly Roger, Captain Hook’s infamous pirate ship. The ship is licensed so you can enjoy a beer during the production. There is also some pirate merchandise you can purchase with your ticket.
Continue reading Review: Pan’s Outcasts (Pirate Life)
805-4821, written and performed by Davis Plett and playing at SummerWorks 2019, is a story about life, family, relationships, coming out, and sexual abuse that pushes the definitions of performance. Continue reading 805-4821 (Davis Plett) 2019 SummerWorks Review