Monthly Archives: July 2014

THE FUN AND THE FURY

Photos by Burke Campbell. Camera by Nikon. The Lab Cab Festival was on this weekend, and I went to see The Cocoa Stand. It’s a comedy by playwright Stevie Joffe, who also directed the piece.  Staged in a park, The … Continue reading

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A PLACE OF WELCOME

Photo by Burke Campbell. Camera by Nikon. Last night, sitting on the patio of Cafe California, enjoying the warm air, the sight of neon and the people out on the street, I began to muse about what makes a great … Continue reading

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YOUNG LIONS

“Standing over there, by the bar. That’s The Howland Company. They put on new plays. You should get to know them.” With my most sardonic gaze, I glanced over at a gaggle of young folk. One of the men resembled … Continue reading

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WAY TOO MUCH TALENT

Toronto has way too much talent right now. This is why, about two weeks ago, all I had to do was hop a streetcar and zip over to Little Trinity Anglican church on King East to catch a glorious outdoor … Continue reading

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THE BARD DONE RIGHT

Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is about a bunch of noble guys who “get serious”. They swear off feasting and hot women. For three years, they plan to do nothing but read, have deep discussions, and improve their minds. Unfortunately, men … Continue reading

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YET ANOTHER HIT!

Okay. Last night, late, I went to see Kat Sandler’s new play PUNCH UP, premiering at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Although I arrived an hour early, for the 11 pm show, it was already sold out and there was a … Continue reading

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SHIRTLESS WEATHER

  Many people still believe Canada’s a frozen wasteland, covered by a perpetual blanket of snow. But during World Pride, in Toronto, visitors were astonished by the soaring heat and humidity. Of course, hot can be fun, and men felt … Continue reading

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