Last night I caught a performance of You Won’t Be Here (Tomorrow) at the White House Studio Project presented by Theatre In Spite Of. Let me just say immediately that this was one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.
You Won’t Be Here (Tomorrow) tells the story of two sisters, Julie and Simone, both dealing with huge personal struggle. As they try their best to be there for each other, all the years of pent up anger and resentment towards each other is released before they finally reconcile. I don’t want to give away too many details on this one because I think the whole world should come and see it for themselves.
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I kicked off my Fringe circuit with a production of Inge Snapshots: Still Life in Mid America Mid Century by The Remnants at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse. Playwright William Inge essentially wrote the same play twice so last night’s performance was a double bill of Bus Riley’s Back in Town and Glory in the Flower.
Set in the early 1950s in Mid-America, two lovers reunite after many years of not seeing each other. Both are haunted by their former romance and meet up to understand where life has taken them since the end of their relationship. Each play offers up a different perspective.
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The pacing and lighting set the tone in Specter at Toronto’s Sterling Theatre
Having never been to the Sterling Studio Theatre before, I decided to check out its performance of Specter last night. Not knowing what to expect, I was there simply because something about the synopsis had been enticing.
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Engaging double bill from Toronto’s sister companies Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre
Not knowing what to expect from sister companies Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre, I decided to give this double bill a shot. Playing at Factory Studio Theatre, To The Last Cry and The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi The Flaccid are both hilarious and original.
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Eirlys & Eckhart is new Toronto theatre good enough to see twice
After the success of This Lime Tree Bower, I had been meaning to check out what Cart/Horse Theatre is all about. I finally got my chance last night with their production of Eirlys & Eckhart playing in the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Written by Arlin Dixon, this ambitious production is her first play to be produced.
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