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Summerworks 2009: Underneath – Praxis Theatre

by Lucy Allen

I always find it interesting how our expectations affect our enjoyment of a play.  After hearing about Praxis Theatre’s Underneath, currently playing in the Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of the Summerworks Festival, I walked in nervously expecting a brutal, unforgiving look at postwar Kosovo.  The subject matter alone had the potential to leave one feeling disturbed and guilty.  And yet, upon leaving the theatre, I felt oddly detached from what I had just seen.

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Just For Laughs Festival: All-Star Gala

by Lucy Allen

Last night I had planned a fun-filled evening with my laundry, and suddenly found out last minute that there were tickets available to the Just For Laughs All-star Gala event at Massey Hall, just one of many events going on for the Just For Laughs Toronto Festival this week.  Normally I hate to rush, but having grown up watching and loving Just for Laughs on television I couldn’t resist trying.  After a lot of running and a talk with a very helpful and forgiving festival employee, I finally managed to get in with about two minutes to spare.  And I can safely say it was well worth the effort.

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