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Juno and the Paycock — Irish Heritage Theatre at Plays & Players

Sean O’Casey cleverly weaves three themes in this play that can emphasize any one of them or blend them together. Peggy Mecham’s pleasing and entertaining production of “Juno and the … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Recipients — Helen and Morris Zoren Awards 2014-2015

A glorious season is celebrated by citing some of the best productions and performances seen during it. Awards are a round-up of sorts,. They compact cherished memories and give a … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Juno and the Paycock — Shaw Festival — Royal George Theatre

Jackie Maxwell’s production of “Juno and the Paycock” for the Shaw Festival is more than a sum of its parts. It’s a careful and seamless blending of episodes Sean O’Casey … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Shaw Festival — Preliminary Report

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario — During the next week, I will post full reviews of the 10 plays included on this year’s Shaw Festival roster. My intention was to file a review … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shaw and Stratford Festivals — Canadian Assurance

┬áConsistently theatrical greatness lies just across the U.S. border at the two ends of the Canadian province of Ontario. I first attended the Stratford Festival in 1976 when the actors … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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