The Gigli Concert
April 2014

The Gigli Concert

Need convincing that Soulpepper Theatre Company has an affinity for presenting the impossible? Look no further than The Gigli Concert as irrefutable proof. What appears…

Trudeau and the FLQ
April 2014

Trudeau and the FLQ

When you’re a theatre maker that’s been around forever and a day, chances are you’ve mastered the art of synthesized storytelling. With Trudeau and the…

Beatrice and Virgil
April 2014

Beatrice and Virgil

If it’s true that every writer has one great story in them, it remains to be seen if Yann Martel can ever out do his…

Arrabal
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Arrabal

Toronto is renowned for a myriad of events but world premieres are indisputably our city’s golden achievement. And if a show wants to tease us…

The Last Man on Earth
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The Last Man on Earth

Fact: Statistics show that 50% of the population feels there’s too much damn talking in this world. The other 50% would easily agree if they’d…

A Beautiful View
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A Beautiful View

Something has to be said about the durability of friendship. Squeeze it, stretch it, yank it and it almost always returns to its original form….

The Sacrifice Zone
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The Sacrifice Zone

If you see a title like The Sacrifice Zone and think ‘self righteous characters giving of themselves to help others’ you’re dead wrong.  Here’s why: …

Farther West
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Farther West

When an au naturel Tara Nicodemo as May Buchanen sits quietly beside her client in the opening scene of Father West, playgoers get the impression…

Best
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Best

Season openers are a lot like family reunions when you stop and think about it.  It can be a highly anticipated event but you never…

Heaven Above Heaven Below
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Heaven Above Heaven Below

To suggest that relationships are a complex entity would be a gross understatement.  They’re often powered by competing motivational factors, they’re rarely predictable and—just like…

Free Outgoing
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Free Outgoing

‘You don’t know your child that well, do you?’  It’s an accusation / query hybrid that is perhaps the most painful comment that can be…

Metamorphosis
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Metamorphosis

Imagine waking up to discover that you’re not the same as you were the day before. People look at you differently, they hear you differently…

Idiot’s Delight
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Idiot’s Delight

It’s striking how designer Lorenzo Savoini’s stylish choice of attire and impressive period staircase in Idiot’s Delight makes the Young Centre for the Performing Arts…

The Ugly One
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The Ugly One

In a world of million dollar smiles, everyone tells you when you got what it takes but no one dares to breathe a word when…

Flesh And Other Fragments of Love
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Flesh And Other Fragments of Love

Why is it that some vacations go according to plan while others fall disappointingly short of expectations? While it’s almost a certainty that disfavourable odds…

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