Now in Our 18th Year
May 2015 - This Month
The Human Factor: Soulpepper Theatre brings back its 2014 hit, Of Human Bondage, Somerset Maugham's epic tale of lust, obsession, and the pursuit of beauty.
Star Bright: A larger than life drag queen and a cabaret troup lead spectators on a tragic and explosive journey to the Holy Land in the North American premiere of The Ballad of the Burning Star.
If You Could See Her Now: The bold and colourful world of 1960s New York is seen through the eyes of Charity Hope Valentine in the Shaw Festival opener for the 2015 season, Sweet Charity, about a dance hall hostess who gives her heart to all the wrong guys. See Shaw.
Princely Passions: The Stratford Festival opens its 2015 season with Shakespeare's Hamlet. A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, and a deadly duel – Hamlet will leave you spellbound. See Stratford
Banner Photo Credits: L to R: Welcome Clown: The Green Bird from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba; Ben Carlson in The Taming of the Shrew at the Stratford Festival; Tara Rosling in You Never Can Tell at the Shaw Festival; ; Kawa Ada in Accidental Death of an Anarchist for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.
Openings: May 25 to June 1, 2015. Eurydice at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; FORNES X 2 at 213 August Ave; M'dea Undone at the Evergreen Brickworks; Rogue and Vagabond at the Red Sandcastle Theatre; Ottawa: Needles & Opium at the National Arts Centre; See Previews.
Stratford, Ontario: The 2015 Stratford Festival season opens. See Stratford.
Photo: Michelle Monteith and Gregory Prest in Eurydice at the Young Centre.
Shaw 2015 Festival Reviews: Sweet Charity, You Never Can Tell. See Shaw
Stratford 2015 Festival Previews: See Stratford.
Reviews: M'Dea Undone at the Evergreen Brick Works; The Dybbuk at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; Ballad of the Burning Star at The Theatre Centre; Morro and Jasp: 9-5 at the Factory Theatre Studio; Bedroom Farce at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; Brimstone and Treacle at the Sidemart Theatrical Grocery; God and the Indian at the Daniel Spectrum/Aki Studio; Much Ado About Nothing at the Tarragon Theatre; George F. Walker: A Double Bill at Theatre Passe Muraille; Little Death at The Theatre Centre; The Women: Crimes of the Heart at The Theatre Machine & Mouthpiece at the Theatre Centre; Tom at the Farm at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; See Reviews.