Tag Archives: Theater

Nevermore: hope hovers beyond darkness

My next Enchanté column There can never be a more haunting line in literature than, “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Likewise, there is no more memorable theatre than the Canadian production, Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Journey in Theater

My latest Enchanté column When great actors of the stage are mentioned, we often think of those in their golden years. Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Patti Lupone come instantly to mind. But one of the greatest stage … Continue reading

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Brendan at the Chelsea: feckin’ brilliant

“And in Brendan Behan’s footsteps I danced up and down the street.” (Phil Chevron/The Pogues) Brendan at the Chelsea is a masterful production. The play, in its North American debut, allows us to dance in Brendan Behan’s footsteps. It’s filled … Continue reading

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Suds – frothy fun

An excerpt from my May 30 Daytripper column in EMC News. Combine angels, a laundromat and predominantly perky 1960s tunes and you have a bubbly musical called, appropriately, Suds, The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera, now playing at the Thousand … Continue reading

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Dancing in the sky

An excerpt from my May 30 Enchanté column in EMC News. Watching circus artist Erin Ball in action, it’s hard to believe her when she says she wasn’t an active kid. Ball runs Twisted Circus Arts in Kingston. Today, she … Continue reading

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Laughs and tenderness combine in this masterpiece

Excerpt from my May 16, 2013 column in EMC News Rarely, a production comes along that is so outstanding that it’s worth a trip to New York for the sole purpose of catching that one show. Vanya and Sonia and … Continue reading

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Kirsten Holly Smith – The Ghost of Dusty

Kirsten Holly Smith sees theatre as a direct medium to the soul. “No other art form affects you so immediately and as passionately as theatre,” she said. “It can move people to different emotional heights than other art forms.” The … Continue reading

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