Two

Obaaberima, the Cultch

Tawiah M’carthy never gets this dolled up in Obaaberima, but it’s a pretty picture.

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week, folks: I’ve got two shows to recommend.

At the Cultch, you have two more nights to catch Tawiah M’carthy’s Obaaberima, which is about a queer Ghanian-Canadian guy embracing the supposedly unacceptable aspects of himself.

And you’ve got until April 19 to dip into the bubbly waters of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Chekhovian mashup, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Happy Easter!

Online comment: revenge of the idiots?

online comments, Georgia Straight, Vancouver theatre, Ronnie Burkett, Virtual Stage, the Arts Club, The Daisy Theatre

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is an idiot, but many of the people who comment on straight.com aren’t.

I was all prepared to write a rant about the sorry state of online commenting. I was going to tie it into Rob Ford and the general decline in public discourse. But—you know what?—in the theatre section of straight.com, the state on online commentary ain’t so bad.  [Read more…]