Monthly Archives: September 2014

FALSE GODS, NO WAITING

Kat Sandler‘s new hit comedy RETREAT begins with a series of contrapuntal monologues. Each character sits in a chair, faces us, and explains why they’re the “right person” for a new position at a huge corporation. After a while, we … Continue reading

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FAST AS YOU CAN !

Kat Sandler‘s dark comedy RETREAT opened last night at the Storefront Theatre, and the playwright has another hit on her hands! I intend to write more about RETREAT, but really, I URGE everyone in Toronto to go, and go quickly. … Continue reading

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MUCH ADO UNDER HEAVEN

Photos by John Gundy Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a bright comedy about darker subjects, particularly about human willingness to engage in deceit, and even cruelty, for no good reason. Single Thread Theatre Company has set the play in … Continue reading

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ROMEO AND (HER) JULIET

Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet centres around a forced wedding, a secret wedding, and multiple funerals, so it’s natural that the play takes place in a church. In this case, the Bloor Street United Church, which has been enlisted as … Continue reading

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A NIGHT OF RISING STARS

September 4. ¬†Thursday evening. Arrive at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West. The moment I enter the front doors, someone loudly calls my name across the lobby. It’s Kat Sandler, the playwright of the moment, looking splendid as usual. … Continue reading

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