On Stage

Unnecessary Farce preformed at RMTC On Stage

Unnecessary, but welcomed, farce

A review by Eric Plamondon

March, 2016

I have a bias. I enjoy theatre. I feel I should tell you this, as my review of the MTC’s recent main stage offering, Unnecessary Farce, is well seated in the fact that I enjoy a night out at the theatre. I believe the strength of the play lies in the assumption that there are […]

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Butcher review

A gift from your foreign Butcher

October, 2015

  As I believe you should give yourself the gift of taking in the play Butcher, currently playing at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE), I will not do you the disservice of talking about Butcher. This makes for a difficult review to write. I will say that maybe this is appropriate as Butcher is not an easy play. It’s […]

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No more war on earth

A review of Cavalia Odysseo

August, 2015

When I first heard that Cavalia Odysseo was coming to Winnipeg, I was sceptical about whether or not I would like it because I wasn’t sure how the horses are treated. On the website for Odysseo it talks about how they are cared for, but I couldn’t find any certain proof of it. Sept. 10, […]

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Spoken Truth

An interview with Andrea Gibson

May, 2015

The most current project I am working on is Stay Here With Me, which is an online website and community working to prevent suicide. My political heart was raised by Vox Feminista, a group of radical artists in Colorado.

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The cast of Late Company. Photo by Bruce Monk. On Stage

Late Company

Good Company

December, 2014

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s esteemed artistic Director, Steven Schipper, has taken the helm of a contemporary Canadian play with the presentation of Late Company. At first, it would be easy to think Schipper, took on the project as its director because it needed a veteran to counter balance the very young playwright, Jordan Tannahill. […]

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A real-life Billy Elliot

Brett Taylor: A small town boy his peers didn’t understand

October, 2015

  Billy Elliot The Musical is the perfect project for Brett Taylor as it combines his two passions: ballet and musical theatre. After training in musical theatre in high school and performing in Rainbow Stage’s production of Good News after graduating, Taylor confided in his friends and colleagues, performers Lori Watson and Robert Boge, that […]

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Photo by Leif Norman of  Laura Olafson as Kassandra. On Stage

Iceland

A recognized country (play), but whose riches are lesser known

October, 2015

Nicholas Billon is quickly becoming a well known name in the Manitoba theatre scene. No, he is not a local writer, but he is a contemporary canadien playwright who is gaining notoriety. In fact, he has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for his collection of three plays titled Fault Lines; one of which is Iceland and […]

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Fringe Reviews

Your reviews of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

What do you think of the shows you’ve seen at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this year? Send us your review and we’ll post it below. Back in Black It is clear to see why skit comedy champions Hot Thespian Action are perennial Winnipeg Fringe Festival favourites. They’ve earned their following and continue to prove […]

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Now and Not Now, Here and Not Here

U of W theatre group explores time and space

December, 2014

What would a relationship look like if time and space didn’t exist? That’s one of the questions University of Winnipeg students in the senior Honours Devised Theatre class are exploring this week in their original performance piece titled Now and Not Now, Here and Not Here.

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Theatre Projects Manitoba presents PROUD for their 2014-15 season. On Stage

Proud?

Political play pokes fun at Conservatives

October, 2014

The play missed an opportunity at obvious humour, with so many jokes available to be aimed at our federal government. Not only did they miss the opportunity, but the constant sex and objectification of Lyth helped move the plot forward.

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