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Pierre Brault

Theatre: Pierre Brault brings history to vibrant life

Pierre Brault has an excellent track record of writing and performing one-man plays based on historical figures.  First, there was Patrick Whelan, the man hung for assassinating D’Arcy McGee (Blood on the Moon).  Then Elmyr de Hory, the notorious art forger (Portrait of an Unidentified Man).  And then Lenny Breau, the guitar genius (5 O’Clock Bells). […]

Love Letters a good play for thoughtful lovers

American playwright A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is an epistolary play.  Epistolary plays – plays based on the exchange of letters – reside in a small niche in the world of theatre.  You may be familiar with plays such as 84 Charing Cross Road and Les liaisons dangereuses.   Using only dramatically read letters, Love Letters traces the complicated […]

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 […]

So much theatre: Blood on the Moon

Take your familiar theatre review column, sprinkle in some academic insights and a good dose of industry knowledge, and you’ve got So Much Theatre: a semi-regular feature by Apartment613?s Andrew Snowdon. Follow Andrew on twitter: he’s @snobiwan. People still talk about Blood on the Moon nearly thirteen years after its inaugural run as a Fringe show […]