Peter Hinton’s Funny Girl is a fresh take on the story of Fanny Brice, where comedy, tragedy, and song come together into a magnificent new work. Rover caught up with Hinton for a chat.
Playwright Vittorio Rossi butts heads with the Canadian film industry in The Envelope, leaving both adversaries reeling.
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.
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.
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.
Borrowing heavily from a classic Italian neo-realist film, ICKamasterdam bring contemporary dance into the boxing ring.
Sparks fly as a manic free-spirit meets a jaded middle-class couple in Centaur’s production of The Goodnight Bird.
Actor Damien Atkins wants to believe. But does his one-man-show have enough of the X-Files Factor to convince the skeptics?
Persephone’s latest show, The Nisei and the Narnauk’s, uses puppets, myth and music to explore Canada’s internment of Japanese-heritage citizens. It’s so good we reviewed it twice.
Three plays on Montreal stages this week – The Medea Effect, Terminus, The Nisei and the Narnauks – use myth to show the unshowable and speak the unspeakable.
Terminus is a poetic, devilishly inventive evening of Irish story-telling that’s not for the faint of heart – or the inattentive.
Mark O’Rowe’s international hit Terminus comes to Centaur this week, courtesy of Toronto company Outside the March. We spoke to its director Mitchell Cushman.