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.
Playwright Vittorio Rossi butts heads with the Canadian film industry in The Envelope, leaving both adversaries reeling.
Augie Merasty was five years old when his father put him into the canoe that would take him to a residential school in Saskatchewan.
The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.
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.
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.