Tag Archives: Alex Dault

A LOOK IN THE MIRROR

  This production of Alex Dault’s play, The Five Points, premieres in the handsome Mady Centre, on a corner of The Five Points, a series of intersecting streets in downtown Barrie, Ontario. Dault created the drama from hundreds of interviews, … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF THE LAND

On the surface, Alex Dault’s play Turkey Shoot is about how the Europeans, especially the British, swindled the native people of Ontario out of their land. The drama focuses on the lands surrounding Toronto, in particular the rich farmland belonging … Continue reading

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FAUST IN BARRIE ONTARIO

FAUST is the epic tale of a man drawn into a deal with the devil, a pact that affects not only the character Faust, but others as well. In this production, FAUST premieres as a musical, one that demands a … Continue reading

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FAUST IS COMING

A short jaunt from Toronto, in Barrie, Ontario, Theatre by the Bay marks its fifteenth anniversary with a world premiere of the great classical work, Goethe’s Faust. Radically transformed, the work is now presented as a rich musical with original score by … Continue reading

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ALL HISTORY IS PRESENT

We watch historical dramas not only to view the past, but to better understand the present. WE MUST Have MORE MEN!, which this week premiered in Barrie, Ontario, is about the city during World War I. It’s co-authored by Alex … Continue reading

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THE PHOENIX IN THE MAKE-BELIEVE ROOM

The phoenix, the mythological bird that dies by fire, only to rise again from the ashes, is one of humankind’s most enduring fables. The fantastical creature represents many things: rebirth, resurrection, regeneration; the survival instinct itself. Never mentioned in the … Continue reading

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THAT WICKED BOY

Canadian theatre’s “naughty boy”, Brandon Crone, is on the loose again. His new play, Contempt, opens soon at The Storefront Theatre. As usual, one expects controversy amid Crone’s excursions into unexpected sexual territory. With plays such as Doners, Maypole Rose, … Continue reading

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