Theatre Review – Coal Mine Theatre/Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison

Photo by Dahlia Katz Jordan Harrison is a prolific American playwright whose output is considered a little off-kilter. By that, I mean, he usually begins with a bizarre premise, and Marjorie Prime is... 

Theatre Review – Three Ships Collective & Soup Can Theatre/A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Justin Haigh

Photo by Laura Dittman This stripped down, 85-minute version of Dickens’ beloved Christmas classic is even better the second time round. I mean stripped down in the best possible way, because Justin... 

Theatre Review – Coal Mine Theatre/Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Photo by Dahlia Katz Coal Mine Theatre mounts an international roster of plays, usually from the United States and Britain. As a result, we get to see the best of the best from abroad, and American... 

Music Theatre Review – TO Live/Taj Express written by Toby Gough, music by Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, directed by Shruti Merchant

As soon as Taj Express was over, I wanted to sit through it all again. That’s how much fun I had at this Bollywood dance and music show direct from India. Who cares if the storyline is thin? The... 

Theatre Review – Tarragon Theatre/Buffoon by Anosh Irani

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann Anand Rajaram gives one of the most remarkable performances of the season in Anosh Irani’s one-man play Buffoon. Vancouver-based Irani is an esteemed novelist-playwright,... 

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