Wellesley Robertson III in Robert Lepage's Needles and Opium. Photo by Nicola-Frank Vachon.

Theatre Review: Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium

Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium is not merely a play but a visual feast.  His use of stagecraft is awe-inspiring.  Two of Lepage’s shows are on my top ten list: The Far Side of the Moon, his...
Rick Miller and Carly Street in Venus in Furs Photo David Hou

Theatre Review: Venus in Fur

Rick Miller and Carly Street are powerful in Canadian Stage's Venus in Fur I would like to thank David Ives for writing such an exquisite piece of theatre, and especially for conceiving such a complex,...
Best Brothers, Tarragon Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre Review: The Best Brothers

Daniel MacIvor is one of my favorite playwrights who has won many well-deserved awards for his work, including the Governor General’s Award. Marion Bridge and You are Here are two plays that I adore, so it pains me to say that I did not care for this script and I really wasn’t a fan of the acting either.
(L to R) Garret C. Smith & Vivien Endicott-Douglas in Amy Lee Lavoie's Stopheart at Factory Theatre, May 4 – 26, 2013.

Theatre Review: Stopheart

(L to R) Amitai Marmorstein, Elizabeth Saunders & Martin Julien in Amy Lee Lavoie's Stopheart at Factory Theatre, May 4 – 26, 2013. Stopheart left me confused and ultimately a bit frustrated. The...