Toronto playwright Kat Sandler spoofs reality shows in her latest play Retreat at the Storefront Theatre
Watch out Toronto, there is a new hilarious show in town that will knock the socks right of your feet! Retreat is no ordinary play. It is one-hour and forty-five minutes of time spent well! The talented playwright Kat Sandler gives us all something to think about in her well-written, smart, fun and engaging new play now playing at The Storefront Theatre.
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Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents Lois Fine’s play Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week
If I told you that Judith Thompson was directing a play written by queer activist Lois Fine and it was being staged at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, you’d likely think I just woke up from a wet dream. Either that or I was trying to explain a Beatles song. But no, it’s reality, and it is a play currently on stage in Toronto. Oh yeah, it’s called Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week.
Freda and Jem are two lesbians who hit it off at a meat market, shack up, and decide to have children. Jem (Kathryn Haggis) is a butch plumber turning wrenches while Freda (Diane Flacks) is a grad student turning pages.
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Our Country’s Good, On Stage For The First Time In 25 Years
This is the 25th anniversary production of Our Country’s Good, playing at the Royal Alex, and directed by Max Stafford-Clark who directed the original production in London. It has aged well, it’s a play that will no doubt be successfully produced in another 25 years, and 25 years after that. Continue reading Review: Our Country’s Good (Mirvish)
September is well under way, and work is probably getting a little crazy for all of us. Thinking of rebelling against the system and living off-grid in the forest somewhere? The protagonists of the shows in this week’s Cheap Theatre don’t exactly do that, but they do butt heads with the powers-that-be in their societies, with varying results. And hey – you’re sticking it to the man (a little bit) by paying so little for so much theatre!
Continue reading Cheap Theatre for the Week of September 16th, 2014
An excited crowd of Mirvish subscribers and media gathered this morning at the Royal Alexandra Theatre to witness the reveal of Mirvish Productions’ 2014/2015 Season. With a few known entities, a few special events and a few mystery musicals to be revealed, nobody knew exactly what they were in store for when Elvis Stojko walked out onto the stage to share the full roster of shows Mirvish will be bringing to Toronto over the next year.
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