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The Philadelphia Story — Shaw Festival — Festival Theatre

Just when you think you know a piece so well, a production of it comes along that not only surprises you but reveals new facets, including exponentially more depth, that … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cabaret — Shaw Festival — Festival Theatre

Entering the Festival Theatre for Peter Hinton’s production of “Cabaret” at the Shaw Festival, you sense a big monolithic spiral staircase that sits on a large turntable center stage. Hinton … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 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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