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Theatre Pics October 26- November 2

Posted by Jack / October 26, 2006

There are three theatrical productions that are standouts and must be seen for any theatre lover:

Apple - Factory Theatre's 37th season began this past weekend with its opening of Apple. The show, directed by Artistic Director Ken Gass, is a powerful and heart wrenching piece dealing with a love triangle that takes a fateful twist. Fantastic acting and writing. Until Nov 12 at the Factory Theatre

The Caretaker - Harold Pinter's classic about two brothers and the homeless man who finds out what strains lie between them. Soulpepper Theatre company. Previews begin October 26. Runs from Nov 1 until Nov 25 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Wrecking Ball 5 - A one- night only theatrical event. Political Theatre by some of the city's best playwrights. ( In Focus - Next week) October 29th at 8 p.m. at the Great Hall. 1087 Queen West. The Wrecking Ball


1 Comment

David Curtis / October 26, 2006 at 02:58 pm
Given the intrinsic emotion in the play (brought about by the portrayed life events), I found myself curiously unmoved by this production. All of the actors have moments of impact, but the inevitable tragic ending left me thinking simply "uh-huh". Not being immersed in the world of theatre, I'm unsure where to point fault. I guess it all seemed somewhat pedestrian. The supposed excellent writing never seemed outstanding; in fact the use of medical terminology to simultaneously describe cancer and the marriage breakdown was, to me, horribly hackneyed.

Niki Landau was not at all enticing as Hanchard's lover (in terms of their on-stage chemistry, not her physical presence).

It could have packed real emotional crunch, but I found mostly soft pap on biting into this Apple.

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