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Ti Vedo, Ti Sento, Mi Perdo

The life of Alessandro Stradella, the 17th-century composer whose colourful affairs paved the way to his contracted murder, inspired several nineteent...
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Antigone

Before Antigone begins, before any lines are spoken, the set speaks volumes. Against a stark concrete wall, a memorial has gone up. There are flowers ...
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As You Like It

Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre production of As You Like It is an exhilarating evening out. The play is set in the forest-like atmosphere of Regent’s ...
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Coriolanus

One might dub 2018 the year of Robert Lepage. March saw the reprisal of his spectacular production for the Canadian Opera Company, The Nightingale and...
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Detention

Faebian Averies’ first play Detention presents us with two young girls, Olive (played by Averies herself) and Mary (Hari Hodgetts), both pupils in a c...
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Don Giovanni

Amy Lane’s revival of Kasper Holten’s 2014 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is a fast-moving, modern journey into the mind of the eponymous hero. T...
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Circa’s Peepshow

Circa’s Peepshow is a whimsical combination of a circus performance and a comedy show, all of which is enhanced with its sensual nature. Playing for a...
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Imperium

The depth of our fascination with Julius Caesar may be gauged from the fact that not one but two modern words for an autocratic ruler ‒ Kaiser and Tsa...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

‘Tis almost fairy time in New York. Or at least, you’ll believe it in Carroll Park, the home of Smith Street Stage, marking their ninth year of open-a...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Faction’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a new and exciting take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy. While updating the text in terms of cos...