Farragut North is the first show of Live Five's 2012-2013 season. The play, which was adapted to the screen last year in George Clooney’s The Ides of March, is an engaging, riveting narrative, focusing on the back room dealings of political campaigns.
“Thank you, it was delicious.” This line succinctly captures the essence of the play in which it appears, the recent stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “proto-feminist” classic The Edible Woman. Canadian playwright Dave Carley’s script works as a satire of marriage, gender roles and relationships in general, and while it does not push the politics of
East of Berlin is a sharp, biting and brutal play, laced with wicked humour and profound philosophical resonances. It is a play about uncertainty that asks hard questions of its viewer, but also provides a comfort in its familiar search for meaning. It will not depress you as other Holocaust-themed plays might, but it will
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
Vern Thiessen’s Vimy is the first show of the season for the local non-profit theatre organization Live Five, telling the story of a nurse tending four wounded Canadian soldiers recovering at a field hospital during the First World War. It is directed by Natasha Martina and stars many current and former U of S drama
Part two in a series of reviews featuring a selection of plays at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. It's Been Taken is a lovely comic break if you want to tickle your funny bone, reminisce about your past and escape your own harsh reality for sixty minutes.
Part one in a series of reviews featuring a selection of plays at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Shoot! Get Treasure! Repeat! is an intense production that will take command of your heart, attention and your mind ”” and just won't stop until the curtain falls.