A kind of MTV-generation thinking pervades MacHomer. It’s thinking that says to make classic art (like the plays of Shakespeare) relatable to modern audiences, you should throw in some pop-culture references and, voila, you have an easily digestible version ready for the masses to consume. It seems that Canadian comedian and stage performer Rick Miller subscribes
Some people find it impossible to take spy thrillers from the ’30s seriously. Apparently playwright Patrick Barlow is one such person. Barlow’s latest play The 39 Steps is a comedic take on the 1915 spy novel by John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, who was the 15th Governor General of Canada. His novel was adapted into the popular
Waiting for the Parade does more than just reflect on war, past and present, and the way it has shaped our country; it interacts with the past in a way that is full of love and vitality, and it takes hold of the audience with its continuing sense of urgency.
Cabin fever takes on a whole new meaning in the latest Persephone production, Dead Midnight.
Rabbit Hole does not take you to Wonderland. Instead, it takes you to that unsettlingly familiar place where families clash and splinter, where people wonder if they really have any idea where their lives are taking them.