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…

A Soldier’s Tale
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A Soldier’s Tale

Military leaders have learned the hard way that you can’t send troops to the front lines without inheriting psychologically damaged goods along the road to…

Lungs
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Lungs

It’s a known fact that the English like to make bets. And when Duncan MacMillan unveiled Lungs to North American audiences in 2011, a show…

Marry Me A Little
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Marry Me A Little

Tis’ the season of the 75-minute two handers across the city. And whether by intentional design or pure coincidence, it’s a welcomed pace changer that…

The Carousel
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The Carousel

Sequels. They can suck like there’s no tomorrow. Why do storytellers even bother when trigger tales are routinely watered down versions of the original and…

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…

The Ravine
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The Ravine

Everyone wants something from Oscar Wallace (Bruce Gooch). His ex-wife (Karen Wood) wants revenge. A skip tracer (Wes Berger wants his money, a speech writer…

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…

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