Theatre Tuesday: Keira, Claudia, and Kim Cattrall!
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Theatre Tuesday: Keira, Claudia, and Kim Cattrall!

Dragon.gifTwo shows are opening in previews in Toronto today and –- to either the delight or the dismay of those who have been complaining lately about the under-representation of women on the city’s stages — they are both written by female playwrights. Keira Loughran’s Little Dragon, a story about a Chinese-Canadian woman who is introduced to martial arts and begins to suspect that Bruce Lee may be her father, is at Theatre Passe-Muraille, while Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley, about a pair of twins who have a mysterious encounter with “a travel-worn stranger who may or may not be connected to the disappearance of the local scrabble champ stripper,” is over at the Factory Theatre.
Both plays sound delightfully quirky and, for some reason, make Torontoist hungry for some sushi at New Generation on Bloor. Mmm… Red Dragon rolls made with trout…
And speaking of Canuck women and theatre, if you happen to be popping by London, England, in the next little while, Kim Cattrall is about to star in a play about euthanasia called Whose Life is it Anyway? directed by British stage legend Peter Hall. Casting the actress best known as Samantha from Sex and the City as a paralysed woman who has no feeling below her neck has got to be the ultimate in casting against type, no?