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This year's offerings from The Stratford Festival are gut-wrenching in sometimes the right way, and sometimes in the very, very wrong way.
Two plays tackle family dynamics, to varying degrees of success: Theatre Smith-Gilmour's As I Lay Dying and fu-GEN's Ching Chong Chinaman.
Last year's SummerWorks hit returns with the same cautionary tale about the Toronto real estate market's many risks.
Legendary actress Clare Coulter teams up with a team of young artists for an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear.
A man's outlook on life is changed when he sees Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters, but his story is too long and too late.
A double bill full of domestic drama from Hannah Moscovitch, Canada's most in-demand playwright, reveals her strengths and weaknesses.
Two takes on celebrated pieces of theatre—Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park—still resonate in Toronto.
Adam Paolozza and Ravi Jain bring their hit Spent back to Toronto after touring it around the world, and it's still on the money.
Think middle school was tough? Try middle life. Kristen Thomson's new play, Someone Else, reveals the identity crises of a comedian, a doctor, and a troubled teen.
In a one-man show based on his memoir of the same name, Anthony Rapp relives both the glory and pain he experienced while starring in Rent.
British theatre legend Miriam Margolyes brings her acclaimed one-woman show to Toronto for the first time, exploring Charles Dickens and the women who shaped him.
Charles Dickens' classic story returns to Soulpepper to ring in the holiday season.
A mother and son put the audience in the middle of an emotional dispute on the Tarragon stage, and it's good fun.
Calgary's Old Trout Puppet Workshop brings a visually dazzling, deep-thinking puppet show to Canadian Stage, but one still in need of some cohesion.
Two absurdist shows are wowing audiences right now, on Toronto's biggest and smallest stages.
Soulpepper brings new life to Dennis Lee's poems in a stage adaptation of Alligator Pie.
Closing this weekend are two shows that deal with fear: one a 1938 radio drama that set the world in a frenzy over a fictional alien invasion, the other a present-day analysis of condo-culture worries and insecurities.
Studio 180 revives last year's critically adored play set in New York City during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Don't miss it, and don't forget the tissues.