All posts by Rachel Schwartz Fagan

Review: Betrayal (Soulpepper)

Picture of Virgilia Griffith, Ryan Hollyman, and Jordan Pettle in BetrayalSoulpepper 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)

Review: Pan’s Outcasts (Pirate Life)

Photo for Pan's Outcasts

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.

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Review: Las Meninas (Ilna Theatre Collective)

A Possible Story Behind Velázquez’s Las Meninas Takes the Stage in Toronto

Picture of actors in Las MeninasDeceit, betrayal, lies, and murder all take place in the Spanish court of Las Meninas, staged at Red Sandcastle Theatre.

The play is set over a fictitious day in the Spanish court. Trouble brews when princesses come from other countries as ambassadors to discuss Spain’s colonial movements. Everything takes place as Diego Velázquez composes his famous piece, Las Meninas.

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