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Katie Ryerson

Shipwrecked! offers a wonderful (and clever) dose of silliness

Silliness often gets a bad rap.  For some lovers of culture, art is not really art unless it is exploring a serious theme.  “Real actors don’t do slapstick,” I can hear these deep thinkers declare.  “While ridiculous plot lines are signs of a weak imagination.” In response, one can imagine how Pomme Frites, the wonderful […]

Review: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen

In light of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the world premiere of Janet Wilson Meets the Queen, written by Beverly Cooper, was well timed in its debut on the Great Canadian Theatre Company stage. The play centred around Janet Wilson (Marion Day), a typical housewife resurrected from the late-1960s. Having seen Day play a powerhouse mogul […]

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.”