About the show

Good work ... too bad


Rating: NNNNN


DEAD DEAD DEADCaroline Azar and Stephanie Lalor put more energy into this one-joke play than it deserves. Lalor and Marjorie Wingrove‘sscript concerns squabbling sisters who bump off the man they’re both involved with. NN (JK)

RAY’S TO SHINENik Pearson‘s quasi-poetic, impressionistic script about surviving illness is rambling, confusing and terribly self-indulgent, but as a director his staging is frequently inspired and Cam Johnston delivers a committed performance as a man facing (I think) his own mortality. NN (GS)

IN MY HOUSETom Pickering takes a potentially funny premise — nuns and strippers share shelter during the Quebec ice storm — and heads straight for the predictable laughs of TV-land. NN (JK)

SPLINTERS FROM THE GRAVEYARD: MARY SHELLEY’S DREAMJan Komarek‘s suggestive lighting lends grace to Judith Wambera‘s flawed script about Shelley and the deformed figure she created in Frankenstein. NN (JK)

MENTAL TELEPATHY FOR DUMMIES — The magnetic Marie Beath Badian plays a flirtatious muse in James Biss‘s play, which is really just a scripted magic show — complete with audience participation — pretending to be theatre. NN (GS)

THE FLAT PRINCE: A TALE OF RAPUNZEL

THE FLAT PRINCE: A TALE OF RAPUNZEL

Darcy Murphy‘s rewrite of the fairy tale from Prince Charming’s viewpoint has several kernels of ideas and a few good performances but dissolves into narrative confusion. NN (JK)

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