All the world's a stage! Here are four plays we think you should add to your must-see list:
Musical Stage Company, Toronto until October 21, 2018.
An intriguing new Canadian musical from Britta and Anika Johnson, two of the most exciting creators currently working in musical theatre. This is a production that is equal parts bizarre and hilarious one moment and beautiful and heart-rending the next.
Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto until October 21, 2018.
Samuel Beckett's short masterpiece is performed with great authenticity by Canadian theatre legend Bob Nasmith. This production has sold out twice this year and is back for a third run. This is an amazing opportunity to see a Canadian theatre pioneer give a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto until October 7, 2018.
Expert performances by Anna Chatterton and Evalyn Parry as the famous couple Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas. Smart, funny and very moving work. Also, a brilliant new production design by visual artist Sherri Hay.
Stratford Festival, Stratford until October 27, 2018.
A remarkable play that is rarely performed in North America has been given a top rate production and performed by a remarkable ensemble. The hilarious first act gives way to a poignant look at ethics and morals in post-war Italy. Tom McCamus gives a performance that will not soon be forgotten.
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About the expert:
John Dolan has been a Theatre Arts - Performance professor at Fanshawe's School of Digital and Performing Arts since the program's inception. John continues to be very active as a professional actor in theatre, television and film productions.
This post includes contributions from Fanshawe theatre alumnus Adam Corrigan Holowitz.