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MEDICINE: I Could Use a Stronger Dose

MEDICINE: I Could Use a Stronger Dose

For at least the first two-thirds of Medicine, I was bored. It was never the actors’ fault, it was the script’s. When hope made an appearance in the story, I started getting into it. Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s 2021 work is set in an activity room in a psychiatric...

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BARBU: Again! Again!

BARBU: Again! Again!

So sexy. So much fun. For a good time, call Barbu at 604-251-1363. That’s The Cultch’s box office number. Created by Montreal’s Cirque Alfonse, which is a family-and-friends operation, Barbu sets out to recreate the feel of the circuses that toured Québec at the turn...

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WHEN WE WERE SINGING: A Flawed Good Time

WHEN WE WERE SINGING: A Flawed Good Time

I enjoyed myself at When We Were Singing. Beyond that, the analysis gets more complicated. Off the top, I want to thank the company for accommodating my schedule and letting me see this show in its first and only preview. To be clear, this cast had never performed in...

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GUYS AND DOLLS: More Bimbo!

GUYS AND DOLLS: More Bimbo!

Madeleine Suddaby’s performance as Adelaide is worth the price of admission. Literally. Lay down that dough! Guys and Dolls premiered in 1950, but it’s based on work by Damon Runyon set two and three decades earlier. In the underworld of gamblers, strippers, and...

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BODIES NEAR ENOUGH TO TOUCH

BODIES NEAR ENOUGH TO TOUCH

This is a piece I originally included in FRESH SHEET, The Newsletter a year ago. I’m reposting it here because I want to link to it in this week’s newsletter. CT BODIES NEAR ENOUGH TO TOUCH This isn’t breaking news. I stumbled upon fabric sculptor Judith Scott’s work...

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