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Theatre Review – Soulpepper/David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow

American playwright David Mamet is all about language and rhythm. Characters like to hear themselves talk. They go off on riffs. Just a word from someone else can trigger the verbal diarrhoea. Other people can barely get a word in edge-wise. When something akin to dialogue happens, the words are fragments of thoughts which makes […]

Theatre Review – Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers

Neil Simon’s 1991 play Lost in Yonkers cleaned up at the Tony Awards and won a Pulitzer Prize. Two decades later, the play still has legs, and there is much to like in the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company production. The plot centres around the Kurnitz family.  Young Jay (Alessandro Costantini) and Arty (Jesse Shimko) […]