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The Omnibus Bill

A new play by Darrah Teitel, directed by Esther Jun TACTICS Mainstage Series, Arts Court Theatre Bowmanville, Ontario. 1969. Maria needs an abortion. The network of underground feminists, midwives and doctors who want to help come up against the changing laws and policies of Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s first legislative mandate. Sometimes, the road to political […]

Swedish Furniture by Matt Hertendy

Swedish Furniture takes the audience into the bedroom of a modern day, millennial couple; their frustration with each other, gender constructs and expectations, the economy, education and entering the workforce all boil to a head as they face the fiercest challenge a couple can face – assembling an IKEA bed. Part lampoon, part pointed exploration of […]

Woyzeck’s Head explores your breaking point

Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]

Review: Perfect Pie

In Judith Thompson’s Perfect Pie, Patsy and Marie meet as children in a small drive-through town in Ontario in a time when children from what were considered good families shared bathwater once a week . Despite major differences in class and social status they become fiercely loyal friends, remaining so until their teens when they […]

Review: A Little Fire at Arts Court Theatre

I don’t think it’s all that unusual for small children to have a relationship with God, whatever they conceive that to be. The early years of life are a strange and bewildering time; a prolonged shaking off of the dreams of oblivion. You don’t think about it all that often anymore once the options of […]

TACTICS opens with emotional double bill

The inaugural show of the 2015-16 TACTICS series comprises two pieces that, though quite different, artistic director and series curator Bronwyn Steinberg sees as likely to appeal to the same type of audience. Both tackle experiences that, though age old, are at the forefront of contemporary life: mental illness and the street harassment women face […]