Posts Tagged ‘Toronto theatre’

A relationship in shambles, a spunky innkeeper with a dark past, and thousands of eyes watching—Annie Baker’s John brings audiences face-to-face with the unsettling and the uncomfortable. Directed by Jonathan Goad for the Company Theatre, and performed at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs in Toronto, John presents a…

The title Love + Hate sums up my feelings towards the brightly costumed but darkly delivered doomsday pop-musical at SummerWorks this season.  Performing in the Factory Theatre Mainspace, The PepTides deliver their upbeat take on what is wrong with humanity in the form of a five-part harmony interspersed with quick, qu…

Is Shrödinger’s rapist still a rapist if the box hasn’t been opened yet? That’s the question the red light district is looking to answer in their updated take on Heinrich von Kleist’s 19th Century short story, the marquise of o-. Playing in the Factory Theatre Mainspace during Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival, marquise i…

Immersion at its best. That Syncing Feeling features two outstanding, stand-alone “experiments” that link strangers together with the use of text messaging, probing the nature of technology and how it’s affected our interactions as human beings. Outside the March Theatre Company showcases Tethered Together by Simon Blo…

Tough Guy Mountain needs an overhaul in order to become the innovative company it wants to be. Self-titled, Tough Guy Mountain: A Play by Iain Soder is about a strange and eccentric branding company that manages premium quality brands for various companies. The audience follows Lisa’s (Jessica Brown’s) first day as an…

“This river I step in is not the river I stand in,” postal worker Albert Jackson reads from a sign on his daily route; what feels like a misplaced line of poetry soon sets up an entire performance. The Postman, based on the trials and tribulations of Toronto’s first black postal worker Albert Jackson, is a show that of…

All aboard the Rukmini’s Gold train, stopping now at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Their next stop? Perhaps a tune-up at the train yard is in order. Radha S. Menon’s play, winner of the 2015 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest, is playing at Mills Hardware this summer in Hamilton. Presented by Red Betty Theatre and directe…

“It’s a fine line between tantalizing and torture”. Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play dances maniacally along this fine line, giving audiences a chance to see what the scraps of our collective cultural phenomena will become. Separated into three acts, Mr. Burns is fragmented and futuristic, an homage to its source materi…

Buddies in Bad Times conjures up a gripping depiction of rural Canada, enthralling audiences in its production of Tom at The Farm by critically acclaimed Québécois playwright Michel Marc Bouchard. In this first English translation by Linda Gaboriau, Tom (Jeff Lillico) visits his late lover’s rural family, introducing h…

The DARTCritics recently travelled to the Tarragon Theatre to see the world premiere of Canadian playwright Daniel McIvor’s newest play: Cake and Dirt. Here’s what our critics thought of this send up of Toronto’s elite: Photo: Jeremie Warshafsky Andrew Godin writes: Start with three cups of alcohol, beat in a ghost sto…