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SCRUTINY | The Nether Sparks Timely Debate About The Ethics Of Virtual Reality

By Paula Citron on October 13, 2018

What happens when two acclaimed indie theatre companies, both with a penchant for plays on the edge, decide to co-produce a production? The answer is The Nether by award-winning, Los Angeles-based playwright Jennifer Haley.
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SCRUTINY | Canadian Stage Season Opener 'The Children' An Unsettling Look At Relationships

By Paula Citron on September 29, 2018

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood explores the unsettling relationships of marriage and friendship, and troubling questions of loyalty and deceit in "The Children" at Canadian Stage.
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INTERVIEW | Fall For Dance North Founder Relives The Moments Leading Up To This Year's Festival

By Paula Citron on September 28, 2018

Ilter Ibrahimof discusses the origin story of Fall For Dance North, the importance of incorporating live music in dance, and walks us through this year's festival lineup.
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SCRUTINY | Dr. Silver Is The Cult Transcendental Theatre Hit We've Been Waiting For

By Paula Citron on September 23, 2018

Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life is an absorbing, psychedelic theatrical experience from start to finish.
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SCRUTINY | 'I Call myself Princess' Takes Back An Opera From Cultural Appropriation

By Paula Citron on September 20, 2018

"I Call myself Princess" brings back the memory of Indigenous opera singer Tsianina Redfeather by embracing the present time in all its complexities.
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SCRUTINY | Napoli Milionaria! Wears Its Heart On Its Sleeve At Stratford

By Paula Citron on August 19, 2018

Armed with a new translation by Canadian playwright John Murrell, Stratford Festival's Napoli Milionaria! is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.
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SCRUTINY | Metaphors Be Damned In Stratford Festival's Gender-Bending Julius Caesar

By Paula Citron on August 17, 2018

A Julius Caesar play where female actors are given new roles to tax their talents, reminds us that there is more to the world of politics and power than male-driven aggression.
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SCRUTINY | Shaw Festival’s Shakespeare Makes You Wonder, What Took Them So Long?

By Paula Citron on August 9, 2018

Henry V marks the first time in the history that the Shaw Festival has presented that Shakespeare. And the verdict? The production is a qualified success.
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SCRUTINY | The Baroness And The Pig Is A Thinking Person’s Theatre

By Paula Citron on August 3, 2018

Shaw Festival's The Baroness and the Pig shows Michael Mackenzie not so much a playwright of passion, but one of inquiry.
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SCRUTINY | Stage Kiss Is A Hilarious Tour de Farce At The Shaw Festival

By Paula Citron on July 30, 2018

While the farcical elements may run amok in Stage Kiss, there is no denying the substance that underlies the play’s weighty themes.
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