Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter brings absurdist existential dread to the hitman genre. And, in Theatre Esperance’s tight production, it’s great fun.
Fifty trees of Montreal
April is the cruelest month. Except for the trees. They cycle through life and death as if it were a roller coaster. Any minute now they’ll be racing past on their way to the…
By Leila Marshy
#ListMTL April 2015
Blue Met is back with a bang, springtime goes digital, the rising stars of MTL dance, and much more in Rover's cultural events newsletter for April 2015.
By Shawn Katz
Rossi’s rage goes widescreen
Playwright Vittorio Rossi butts heads with the Canadian film industry in The Envelope, leaving both adversaries reeling.
By Jim Burke
The Resilience of Augie Merasty
Augie Merasty was five years old when his father put him into the canoe that would take him to a residential school in Saskatchewan.
By Elise Moser
Into the Blue
The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.
By Rebecca Fishow
Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna might be showing its age, but it’s far from a drag in Tableau d’Hote’s funny, moving and atmospheric production.
debbie tucker green’s Random, a one-woman play about the effects of a brutal murder on a London family, sets the stage on fire.
The New Zealand-made The Babadook is a smart, inventive and genuinely terrifying psychological horror movie.
L’Aiglon, a long neglected opera about Napoleon’s hapless son, is given the OSM treatment under Kent Nagano’s baton.
A lighting designer steps out from behind the controls to tell a devastating tale of life, death and filial love in Israel in How to Disappear Completely.
The recent Quebec Drama Federation event saw a wealth of anglo theatre companies setting out their stalls for the spring season. We select a few examples of what’s on offer.
This week sees both Tremblay’s Hosanna and Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter coming to Mainline Theatre. We look back at other shining examples of the two-man play.
Andrey Zvayagintsev’s Oscar-nominated film Leviathan wowed the critics but enraged Russia’s ruling elite. Adam Lawrence explains why.
Borrowing heavily from a classic Italian neo-realist film, ICKamasterdam bring contemporary dance into the boxing ring.
Haunted by life’s transience, Mark Anthony Jarman’s collection of interlinked stories evokes the fever-dream landscape of humid and sensual Italy.
Keaton is Birdman, Montreal is Charlie, and we are all… under surveillance? Your guide to Montreal culture is back and better than ever.
Xavier Dolan’s leap into the mainstream with Elephant Song comes up short against a lacklustre script and shrill melodramatics.
Sparks fly as a manic free-spirit meets a jaded middle-class couple in Centaur’s production of The Goodnight Bird.
As The Gazette loses more blood, Matthew Hays pays tribute to two departing heavy hitters and asks what’s next for Montreal’s English-language daily.