All posts by Jonathan Lavallee

Review: The Late Henry Moss (Unit 102 Actor’s Company)

Henry MossToronto’s Unit 102 Actor’s Company presents Sam Shepard’s play The Late Henry Moss

There is a certain style of American theatre that has its roots in plays like Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman or David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. I like to call them the “men have feelings, but can only express them through yelling and punching” style of plays. The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard fits very comfortably in that style. Continue reading Review: The Late Henry Moss (Unit 102 Actor’s Company)

Review: The Hungriest Woman in the World (Pencil Kit Productions)

Photo of Nora Williams by Magnus Berg and Pascal Lamothe-KipnesToronto’s playwright Shannon Bramer’s multi-layered play explores the theatre community

This play can be taken in so many different ways.

That’s intentional. There’s a scene in The Hungriest Woman in the World where Julie and Nathan (Tammi Freeman and Arun Varma), shout out a series of statements hinting at what this play could actually be about. They shout it out at Rob (Christopher Sawchyn) when he comes to pick up his wife Aimee (Nora Williams), who has spent the night with Julie and Nathan after going to the theatre.

But that’s ahead of the point.

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Review: Reflector (Theatre Gargantua)

Louisa Zhu - ReflectorUnique multimedia experience arrives on the Toronto stage

Reflector is Theatre Gargantua’s opening production of their 25th season, and the play is at the heart of the company’s goal of exploring compelling subjects in their multi-discipline style. You understand that goal as soon as you walk into the theatre, with various large projections of photographs that flip through a wide variety of images behind four microphone stands on the main stage at Theatre Passe Muraille. Continue reading Review: Reflector (Theatre Gargantua)