Summer nights are here with Bard in the Park

A sure sign that summer is around the corner, Bard in the Park returns for its 13th season this June, this year presenting its take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Adrien Beattie, the Community Centre 55 supported event features a cast that “is a mix of familiar faces and newcomers,” said Beattie. “Some […]

The Play About the Baby at Seven Siblings Theatre

For its second production of the season, Seven Siblings Theatre has once again chosen an intriguing work that complements the promising young theatre’s dynamic mandate. Directed by Erika Downie, and produced in Toronto for the first time in its history, Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby centres around a young couple that has just […]

Vigils premieres at the Red Sandcastle Theatre

Soul Heroine Productions is staging the Canadian premiere of Vigils by Noah Haidle at the Red Sandcastle Theatre this month. Directed by Brian Kennington and stage managed by Jim Tooby, the show looks at the many layers of grief through a tragically humorous lens. Producer and actor Kathryn Aboya, who plays a woman beset by […]

HERstory Counts presents Silenced

HERstory Counts – a company focused on social justice movements – presents Silenced at the Red Sandcastle theatre, December 8 through 11th. Silenced will feature seven diverse female-identified women who will each perform a 10 minute, autobiographical monologue recounting stories of endurance, strength, loss, survival, and love. Each boundary-pushing story will be told from a […]

Entertainment Beat for October 18

Kindling Collective, an independent theatre company in the East End, will be debuting their production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible October 28-30 at The Attic Arts Hub. The production brings new life to Miller’s classic story of the Salem witch trials which took place between 1692-93. The trio of recent George Brown Theatre School graduates […]

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Scarborough Players present Parfumerie, by Miklos Laszlo, and adapted by E.P. Dowdall. Parfumerie tells the story of George Horvath and Amalia Balash, two employees at an upscale Budapest shop. While the two hardly get along in person, little do they know that they are, in fact, secret pen pals who share their frustrations, dreams, and […]

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Scarborough Players presents Alone Together, opening on Sept. 11, written by Lawrence Roman, directed by Kevin Shaver, and produced by Katherine Turner. Scarborough Players is one of the longest-running community theatre programs in the country, with members from across the East End including the Beach. George and Helene Butler, a well-off couple, have just sent […]

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Afrofest is back at Woodbine Park, bringing the sounds, sights, and smells of African music, food and culture to the Beach. From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, the 27th annual festival will highlight international and local African artists with no admission cost. Vendors will offer clothing, food, and […]

Driven to unconventional theatre

“Your job is life and death.” Given six words, that’s how Rosamund Small gets at the heart of her new play, Vitals. Given two more words, Small might have added “and traffic.” Set in Toronto, Vitals dispatches the audience into a real house where a fictional paramedic, Anna, is on a 911 call. The one-woman […]