The award winning 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction had Shakespearean aspects in it that didn’t seem to be noticed at the time. And yet the cross section of characters, the mixture of tragedy and comedy, the poetic musings of underlings, and nearly everyone dying by the end – it’s hard to get more Shakespeareth than that.
Danette Mackay has found a second wind. Kiss My Cabaret popped up again recently with little fanfare save a notice on Facebook, and quickly filled the 200-seat space.
The Mary Ann Lacey Trio played it cool with a lineup of good old classic jazz standards over at the House of Jazz.
Montreal’s Brave New Productions have increased their exposure with four new premieres at Mainline Theatre, including the current double bill running until August 30.
The Lion King has now surpassed The Phantom of the Opera to become the highest grossing Broadway musical in history, having been seen by some 45 million people in 12 countries.
Soulpepper Repertory Theatre’s brilliant rendition of Molière’s Tartuffe should not be missed by any Montreal theatre enthusiasts travelling to Toronto.
SummerWorks is the largest juried performance festival in Canada, where an important component of Montreal-related content is featured each year.
Contemporary Knights by Californian-turned-Montrealer Lauren Stone features two interconnected short plays exploring mental illness, suicide, trust, and trauma.
The Sud-Ouest’s Waterworks Company presents the North American premiere of Cat Jones’ Glory Dazed, a play that probes why army veterans are over-represented in prisons.
In the Key of Claire is the story of MUHC social worker Claire Duchesneau, who has become the surrogate aunt to many refugees and asylees from Burundi and Rwanda.
Harry The King: The Famous Victories of Henry V is the first of Shakespeare’s historical plays to be done in Repercussion’s 25 year history.
Montreal’s inventive new Chocolate Moose Theatre Co. has delivered a fun and creative adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, who sells his soul to Lucifer for knowledge and power.
During Jane Needles’ tenure at the QDF, membership increased, the social media profile was modernized and relations with the French-language theatre scene were solidified.
Rock music, severed heads, crushed grapes and beer cans litter the stage in Wesley the Muse, Théatre Ste-Catherine’s hilarious romp on Plateau artists and bohemians.
Soul Doctor is a partially Yiddish world premiere of the story of orthodox rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who had a fateful encounter with the great Nina Simone in the 60s and became an international rock star.