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Alternating between 2000 and 2008, before and after a local factory lays off hundreds for outsourcing, automization and cheaper non-unionized jobs, No...
Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” has proven its deep relevance about job losses that definitely hit home in southern Ontario.
Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about race, class and politics has an urgency that's slightly lost in this Canadian Stage/Studio 180 production
New play is a look at how our political affiliations (or our political oppositions) form and challenge our identities, values and beliefs.
Inspired by Canada's 2015 federal election, Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell’s ensemble show will make you think twice before you slam the door on party canvassers
You can’t vote at The Election at Theatre Passe Muraille, but you’ll laugh The Election opened at Theatre Passe Muraille on Friday. “Huh?” I can hear you thinking, “I’m pretty sure the …
Despite inspiring acceptance speeches for shows like School Girls and Guarded Girls, the fact that the ceremony was held on a Tuesday – when many theatre artists are working – rather than a Monday was a slap in the face
Presented as one act in about 90 minutes, the quickened pace of Soheil Parsa’s adaptation lessens the characters’ ennui and detracts from the play’s s...
The Art of Time Ensemble will kick-off the 2019–20 season with a deep dive into everything from the work of the Gershwins to a program inspired by Abbey Road.
Modern Times Stage's remount of Guillermo Verdecchia’s 2006 play is bleak but full of moments of levity, love and hope
bloom blends poetry and theatre in a play on memory, at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto bloom, put on by Modern Times Stage Company at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, is a quasi-memory play set i…
Alexander Scriabin’s rarely heard 24 Preludes were evocative enough. The lighting, augmented by smoke and a reflective stage surface, was overkill, wr...
Daughter is something like a social-science experiment in testing the limits of an audience’s tolerance when it comes to misogyny
Exploring the dark side of manhood and toxic masculinity, Daughter is on stage in Toronto Daughter, onstage now at the Theatre Centre, dives into the dark side of fatherhood and manhood, ostensibly…
Two great works, first-rate musicians and an extraordinary host combined for a compelling evening of music in The Art of Time Ensemble’s season-opening concert at the Harbourfront Theatre on Thursday night.
A cultural planner's immodest proposal: change how we think about children and we just might change the world. We live in an ‘adultitarian’ state, where the rules are based on very adult priori- ties ...
Have you ever danced like no one was watching? Thrown your hands in the air like you just don't care? For me this is an activity saved for my most private moments: rocking out in
The play takes a seemingly plain idea and both fulfils and defies expectations, leaving audience members with something to think about.
Stratford's Macbeth at Cineplex, a double bill from Bad Dog Theatre, James Kudelka's extended Love, Sex & Brahms.
Unholy illustrates the perpetual performance of debate, while The Last Wife explores the boundaries of female power