Theatre Review: Angels in America – Millennium Approaches (Soulpepper)

Angels in America is a big, ambitious duo of plays, each clocking in a three hours and managing to be simultaneously human, epic, literal, metaphorical, intimate and distant. To take them on at all speaks to a certain amount of like ambition, to say nothing of confidence, and suffice to say that Soulpepper has done … Continue reading Theatre Review: Angels in America – Millennium Approaches (Soulpepper)

Theatre Review: The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper)

Everything about Soulpepper’s The Barber of Seville¬†was a wonderful surprise, from the fact that it was a musical to the related fact that, well, it’s a comedy. In fact, this production has a lot more in common with the Looney Tunes version of my childhood than the stuffy opera I thought it to be, a … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper)

Theatre Review: True West (Soulpepper)

First, I need to give a shout-out to the architects who designed the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2008. Apart from making the most of its re-purposed industrial-Victorian architecture, the Baillie Theatre is a phenomenal space. I’ve seen it operate as a proscenium arch, a theatre-in-the-round, a thrust stage. I never … Continue reading Theatre Review: True West (Soulpepper)

Theatre Review: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Soulpepper)

All right, gearing up for my first theatre review since high school. This could be… rocky. I’ve got a love-like-meh relationship with the Soulpepper Theatre Company. On the one hand, they’re one of Toronto’s best-known small companies and they have a great reputation. On the other hand, a bunch of what I see there just … Continue reading Theatre Review: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Soulpepper)