Necessary Angel productions present Andromache as part of this year’s Luminato Festival in Toronto directed by Graham McLaren collaborating with writer Evie Christie held at The Theatre Centre until June 19.
I love what’s happening with theatre these days. It’s become so much more than what I soaked up in my final high school years picking apart the Stanislavski method. The experience for the audience has grown beyond watching a show without a TV screen. Continue reading Luminato 2011 Review: Andromache (Necessary Angel)
By Samantha Wu
Tightrope is a cabaret song cycle written by 2boys.tv and presented by Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre that focuses on the concept of societal loss.
To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what I was walking into when I decided to see Tightrope. When I read the words “cabaret”, “drag performers” and “song cycle”, I was immediately taken to the lively, brash and in-your-face drag queen shows that would sum up a great Saturday night in the Village. But the subject matter of societal loss and the threat of this loss fading from memory didn’t jive with what I was seeing in my mind. Continue reading Review: Tightrope (2boys.tv)
by Samantha Wu
Ismene is a production presented by Toronto’s Socratic Theatre Collective and written by Jeremy Menekseoglu that takes a modern look on a classic Greek Tragedy.
Ismene, the famed daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta and sister to Antigone, is sent to the Arktoi School for Unruly Girls after her participation in her sister’s rebellion. Outside the school’s walls the Chorus howls demanding that Ismene complete her family’s tragedy. Inside she bonds with other women from mythology who have fallen victim to tragedy and fate.
Continue reading Review: Ismene (The Socratic Theatre Collective)