Theatre Tuesday: One Fine Trout
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Theatre Tuesday: One Fine Trout

2005_01_11trout.jpgOf all the shows that have opened in Toronto in the past week or so (Bea’s Niece, Little Dragon, Swimming in the Shallows), none have received as consistently good notices as Trout Stanley, the new play by Claudia Dey on at Factory Theatre. “It’s like meeting a spellbinding person at a party and finding that you can’t get them out of your mind the next day,” writes Richard Ouzounian in the Star. (And that’s one of the less positive reviews, see: Globe and Mail, National Post.)
Torontoist hasn’t seen Trout Stanley yet, but would like to posit that any show that combines a Scrabble-related murder with a main character named Trout couldn’t possibly be bad. In fact, the only thing keeping us from liking Kurt Vonnegut’s Kilgore Trout books is a lack of tiled word games…
Fun fish fact: Interestingly enough, Lady Dey is the second Canadian playwright to premiere a show in the past year with the word “Trout” in the title. Tomson Highway’s first new play in a decade, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, premiered out West last January –- no, not at The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary, but at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops.