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Theatre Review: Ordinary Days at GCTC

Maria-Hélèna Pacelli: “And while the melodies have been replaying in my head, what haunts me even more is the image of hundreds of flyers catching wind on their way down from the high rise reminding us that there are so many extraordinary things about being ordinary.”

GCTC’s new season confides in young female playwrights

Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]

Not everything is as it seems with Butcher

The line between justice and revenge isn’t as always defined or easy to follow as we’d like. Who’s to have the final say in what is acceptable and unacceptable when righting a wrong? And when the justice system we hold in such high regard fails us, who’s to deny anyone the opportunity for retribution? Playwright […]

The Best Brothers is ingenious storytelling

There are moments when all of us must reflect on the absurdity of life.  Sometimes we laugh, other times we cry, and then there are those instances when we simply throw up our hands in exasperation. The play The Best Brothers, currently playing at the Great Canadian Theatre Compay until March 29, offers a clever perspective […]

The Boy in the Moon is amazing theatre + ticket giveaway

We are giving a way a pair of tickets to The Boy in the Moon, currently playing at the Great Canadian Theatre Company.  Subject to availability, the tickets are for the night of the winner’s choice.  To enter, email apartment613@gmail.com with the subject line, “The Boy in the Moon” by 2 pm Tuesday, September 23.  A […]

The Burden of Self Awareness premieres at the GCTC

Over the course of 85 minutes (including one intermission) we follow a cast of five characters though a cascade of profanity, questionable ethics, infidelity, violence — even self-mutilation. The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is ending its 2013-14 season with the world premiere of The Burden of Self Awareness, a dark comedy written by Canadian […]

This is War shows the human scars caused by Canada’s military role in Afghanistan

Hannah Moscovitch has been called Canada’s most competent and hottest young playwright.  This praise extends abroad, with such publications as the Chicago Tribune and The Guardian recognising her talent. Watching her newest play This is War, which runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company until February 23, it is clear why the 35-year-old has received so much acclaim. Set in Afghanistan […]