Category Archives: Reviews

Theatre: “Late Company” by Jordan Tannahill.”Sorrow is spun to healing right before our eyes”.

by Sasha Singer-Wilson Late Company By Jordan Tannahill Directed by Katrina Dunn Touchstone Theatre The Cultch Every so often you meet a play, (or read a book, or hear a song), that brings you to your knees. This is Late … Continue reading

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A review of “Winter’s Skin”: “Two old friends trading necessary stories.”

by Robert Colman Winter’s Skin Tom Wayman Oolichan Books, 2013  Tom Wayman has had a long relationship on the page with Pablo Neruda. In his first collection of poems, Waiting for Wayman (1973), his poem “Influences” has him asking Neruda, his … Continue reading

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Theatre: “Loon”, A Man/Moon Love Story

By Sarah Higgins Loon Created by The Wonderheads The Cultch   If the Wonderheads’ latest show Loon has a moral, it’s that love, though occasionally destructive, can cross all boundaries—including the atmosphere. Loon tells the story of a man who … Continue reading

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A review of “Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page”: “She saw beyond.”

by Wanda Praamsma Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page Sandra Djwa McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012 Sandra Djwa’s Journey With No Maps gives a thorough, chronological look into the life of the much loved and celebrated Canadian poet P.K. … Continue reading

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Theatre: The implants, robots, dance, song, sex and sci-fi of “Broken Sex Doll”

By Sarah Higgins Broken Sex Doll Written and directed by Andy Thompson The Cultch and Virtual Stage (Vancouver)  The Cultch’s York Theatre Once you come to the energetic ending of Virtual Stage Vancouver’s Broken Sex Doll, you realize that the … Continue reading

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Theatre: The Masterful Hilltop of “Spoon River”

by Robert Colman Spoon River Adapted by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz. Composed by Mike Ross Directed by Albert  Schultz Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology feels tailor-made for the stage. The free verse narrative poems … Continue reading

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