This Week in Theatre Feb23 - March 2

Here are this weeks picks of plays in the city that I have seen and really liked. They are two oldies but goodies and one that might become one.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - The East Side Community Players tackle Edward Albee's intense four hander about two couples, one in the prime of their relationship and the other at the end. Or is it the other way around? Runs to Mar 10 at the Papermill Theatre.

The Russian Plays - by Hannah Moscovitch. This double bill, a hit at the last Fringe, features The Russian Play and USSR. To Feb 25 Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre. A part of the HATCH series.

The Threepenny Opera - Soulpepper takes a crack at a musical but this isn't your evey day musical. Bertolt Brecht was known for pushing the envelope on how plays were presented when he did this one close to fifty years ago. Macheath marries Polly Peachum. This displeases her father, who controls the beggars of London, and he endeavours to have Macheath hanged. But his moves are hindered by the fact that the chief of police, Tiger Brown, is Macheath's childhood friend. Mac the Knife sound familair? Runs in rep to Mar 17. Young Centre for the Performing Arts .


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