Balls – Ten Foot Pole Productions “Show Us Yours” series

By Henry Smith

Rob Salerno and Garett Watson in Balls

Balls – a comedy about testicular cancer – was the second performance of the “Show Us Yours” series that Kathy and I attended.  (See Kathy’s review of Giant Invisible Robot here.)

A big fan of inappropriate humour, and terrible puns, I found myself laughing wholeheartedly through the entire performance.  That is, until the final scene, which held the silent audience rapt, reminding us of the seriousness of the topic.

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Giant Invisible Robot – Ten Foot Pole Productions “Show Us Yours” Series

By Kathy Morgan

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Before attending the “Show Us Yours” Series playing at the Lower Ossington Theatre I was quite hopeful.  Having seen a number of exemplary fringe shows, an evening of the best of the fringe circuit seemed to have a lot of potential.  I started with Ten Foot Pole Productions’ Giant Invisible Robot.

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. 

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The Cleansing of Constance Brown – WorldStage at Harbourfront

By Olya Ryabets

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The Cleansing of Constance Brown is the last show of this year’s World Stage Festival at the Harbourfront Centre. It’s created and performed by the members of the experimental British company Stan’s Cafe and is well worth seeing. The company tells us that the performance “has been made with love” and it shows.

This is one of those shows you should rush out and get tickets for this minute, because not only is it a VERY short run – the show closes May 9th – but there is only room for 35 audience members per show.

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Black Mothers Don’t Say I Love You – CrossCurrents

By Megan Mooney

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CrossCurrents, which plays at Factory Theatre, gives an audience an opportunity to glimpse what they rarely – the process of building a play.  I love having that opportunity. 

Obviously it doesn’t take too much to get me excited about theatre, but CrossCurrents gets me *very* excited about theatre.  But I should get onto the specific show, perhaps I’ll find some time during a baby-nap to write about CrossCurrents later.

Now let me talk about my experience with trey anthony’s Black Mothers Don’t Say I Love You.

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I, Claudia – Crow’s Theatre

By Kathy Morgan

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I strongly recommend that anyone who has ever in their life been a girl aged 12 and three quarters, or been in contact with one, should immediately purchase tickets the Crow’s Theatre production of I, Claudia, currently onstage at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. 

Purchase as many tickets as you can, and then force all of you friends to do the same.  Then pick up random people off the street and drag them to the show along with you.  Suffice it to say, this show was amazing.  Unbelievable.  Spectacular.  Heartbreaking, hi-larious, and utterly, utterly exquisite.

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