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(5 Star Rating System) Canadian Stage. LONDON ROAD (4 ½ stars). Run don’t walk to see one of the most unusual shows in town that is soon to close. The serial killer of five prostitutes in Ipswich, England, had a flat on London Road. Verbatim playwright Alecky Blythe interviewed residents of the street to capture what […]

Theatre Review – Nina Lee Aquino’s Every Letter Counts (Factory Theatre)

First of all, kudos to Nina Lee Aquino and Nigel Shawn Williams who stepped into the breech and planned a season for Factory Theatre after the big Ken Gass debacle. Their first effort is Aquino’s own play Every Letter Counts directed by Williams. It is a powerful story that, unfortunately, deserves a sharper treatment. The […]

Factory Theatre/Artistic Fraud – Robert Chafe’s Oil and Water

Artistic fraud of St. John’s, Newfoundland, is one of Canada’s most imaginative companies, both in staging and subject matter. Oil and Water, which is part of Factory Theatre’s Performance Spring Festival, is the latest show from the fertile minds of writer Robert Chafe and director Jillian Keiley. First, mention must be made of Shawn Kerwin’s […]

Theatre Review – Anoush Irani’s My Granny the Goldfish

The more playwrights coming out of Canada’s ethnic communities, the happier I am. They are truly the new Canada, reflecting the fact that we are an immigrant population. That being said, a flawed production can chip away at the enjoyment factor. My Granny the Goldfish by Vancouver’s Anoush Irani seems to be a crowd pleaser. […]