Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of June 13, 2010

Plays that Caught Our Eye This Week

Here are all of the shows we wish we could get out and see this week! Take your pick from our list of great theatre escapes for the week of June 13, 2010:

** Shows marked with the double asterisks and in red are the ones that make Megan, our editor, wish she could clone herself so she could check them all out.

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Review: Woyzeck- Red Light District

by Lucy Allen

New translation of German play brings insane circus to Toronto

Reid Linforth as Woyzeck and Eve Wylden as the Doctor in Woyzeck 2010

…What to say about Woyzeck? You know those plays you go and see when you’re in the mood for some simple entertainment that doesn’t require any deep thought? Red Light District’s Woyzeck, currently playing at the Lower Ossington Theatre, is not one of those plays. It’s odd, it’s abstract and it’s definitely something you need to be in the mood for. If you ARE in the mood for it though, it’s definitely worth checking out. Continue reading Review: Woyzeck- Red Light District

Review: Larger Than Life: The Musical-Ghost light Projects

 By: Adelina Fabiano

 Lively, light-hearted Musical livens up a little Toronto stage

 Larger than life: The Musical, presented by Ghost Light Projects, at Factory Theatre proved to be as great as its title. Featuring songs like, “These Ain’t Mama’s Tits”, and “Fat Cow in a China Shop”, this show leaves you feeling ready to grab life by the horns. Continue reading Review: Larger Than Life: The Musical-Ghost light Projects

Review: The World Is Ending… And It's All Your Fault – The Experts Collective (Toronto Festival of Clowns)

By Michelle Barker

The world may be ending, but The Experts have arrived at the Toronto Festival of Clowns just in time to save us all

Four clowns are trying to avoid death and total world destruction by an unnamed force that seems to be linked to earthquakes, the ‘swan’ flu, and meteors. That’s the premise of The World is Ending… And It’s All Your Fault, an hour-long play created by The Experts Collective as part of the fifth annual Toronto Festival of Clowns. Continue reading Review: The World Is Ending… And It's All Your Fault – The Experts Collective (Toronto Festival of Clowns)

Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of June 6, 2010

Plays that Caught Our Eye This Week

Here are all of the shows we wish we could get out and see this week! Take your pick from our list of great theatre escapes for the week of June 6, 2010:

** Shows marked with the double asterisks and in red are the ones that make Megan, our editor, wish she could clone herself so she could check them all out.

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Review: 30 Dates – Fenstar Productions

By Crystal Wood

Fenulla Jiwani brings popular play back to Toronto until June 12th

Before I write this review for Fenstar Productions’ 30 Dates, being remounted at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs, let me allow for a little disclosure.

I am a 30-something single woman. My partner for the show, Joanne, is also a 30-something single woman. The main character of 30 Dates is, yup, a 30-something single woman.

We figured the show could go two ways. Either we would find the play to be entertaining, funny and relatable, or we would leave feeling like a sad societal joke ready to just give up and head for the convent.

Thankfully we found it to be the former, so the convent can wait!

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Review: Howie the Rookie (Red One Theatre Collective)


On the rainiest day in June (so far) I stood with a crowd on the NW corner of College and Grace Streets, waiting for Howie the Rookie. None of us knew what to expect. Our umbrellas twirled under the pelting rain until we were greeted by a Red One Theatre Collective representative who presented a damp attendance list. Suddenly, two men, shouting in Irish accents flew by, and the play began.

Our umbrella-ed entourage was led towards our “secret location” and I noticed how poetic the urban environment seemed from this heightened, theatrical perspective. A young couple walking their chihuahua with an Elizabethan collar in the distance became characters in our show. Graffiti appeared as decoration, rather than vandalism, and litter seemed perfectly placed, rather than, well, littered.

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Review: Agamemnon – Theatre Cipher

By Adam Collier

A translation of the ancient Greek play Agamemnon is in production through June 5th in the Annex. The producing company is a three-person ensemble called Theatre Cipher.

Agamemnon is a hybrid. One half a narration of how a king named Agamemnon won a war, in part by sacrificing his daughter to appease the Gods. And, the other half royal court revenge tragedy, in which Agamemnon’s wife plots (and – spoiler – executes) his murder.

Aeschylus wrote the original text in Greek. In this production the words are in English; the translation is by Ted Hughes.

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