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SEX T-REX ROARS

SEX T-REX ROARS IN CRIME AFTER CRIME (AFTER CRIME) Toronto theatre team scores in a phenomenal parody of crime film genres. Period genres in the movies carry markings as distinct as leopard spots. For example, in film noir of the … Continue reading

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STONER FARCE FOR THE AGES

Hit ‘stoner’ comedy takes off! FARCE ON A GRAND SCALE In January, 2004, the decent folk of Barrie, Ontario, had their innocence shattered. On a far-fetched tip, the police swarmed a huge building, once the site of the Molson’s brewery, … Continue reading

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SEX AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

First produced at the Stratford Festival, and written by Hannah Moscovitch, BUNNY is a play about a girl, Sorrell, nicknamed “Bunny”. Bunny grows up, discovers puberty, and takes to sex like a rabbit takes to carrots. Bunny enjoys a large … Continue reading

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NEW CULT TEXAS COMEDY

    I wrote my dark, outrageous comedy, The Lady in Shoes from Hell about 30 years ago. But it was not until I showed it to Rosemary Doyle, the Artistic Director of the Red Sandcastle Theatre, was the work … Continue reading

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REAL AND CONSISTENT TALENT

Life is worthwhile only if you make it interesting, and if you hang with interesting folk. For me, what usually makes others fascinating is their talent, tenacity, and the fortitude to bring that talent to the public’s eye. About two … Continue reading

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PREPARING FOR SPRING

  My short play, The Red Lacquered Box, is one of 16 short works that will go on in March 2017 at the New Ideas Festival. Broken into groups, the various plays will be performed over a three week period … Continue reading

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MORE THAN JUST SPOOKY

THE HARROWING OF BRIMSTONE MCREEDY is a conventional tale about selling one’s soul to the dark, infernal powers. What makes this story a stand out is Eric Woolfe. Woolfe is an important actor, and he’s compelling to watch. Rather like … Continue reading

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A CHILLING INCANDESCENCE

The inspiration for both the  Italian Mime Suicide and Three Red Days springs from real-life events. In the hands of ordinary artists, the ideas embodied in these two distinct shows might come off as silly or so abstract, no one … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WHEELS FALL OFF THE LANDAU CARRIAGE

MILF LIFE CRISIS, written and performed by Anne Marie Scheffler, is a comic romp through the stress of a woman, with children, getting a divorce. Appearing alone on stage, Scheffler becomes the husband who rejects her, her various girlfriends, and … Continue reading

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CASTLE FULL OF MONKEYS

  I was thrilled to attended the 4th Annual 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival at the Red Sandcastle Theatre.  Each year, playwrights crowd into the little, perfect theatre, sitting around tables, typing up a storm, and devouring piles of gorgeous food. … Continue reading

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH

Every year for the past three years, the Red Sandcastle Theatre, headed by Rosemary Doyle, has staged the 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival. Writers who have registered for the event gather at the theatre, and write for up to 24 hours, creating a … Continue reading

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THE LOINS OF FEAR

I walk down a narrow street in Kensington Market, past trendy shops and cafes; turn down an alleyway covered in graffiti. Passing the threshold of a metal door, I make my way up a narrow staircase and into a dim … Continue reading

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WICKED CHILDREN’S STORIES

The Forest has opened at The Storefront Theatre and it’s a wild and whirling concoction created by a team of writers, directors, actors, artists, and puppeteers.  The dark comedy is really a series of children’s stories, some naughty and some … Continue reading

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SIDE SPLITTING

If you want to laugh until you can barely walk out of the theatre, go straight over to the Storefront right now and see the double-bill: Watch Out WildKat! and Swordplay, A Play of Swords. These are old-style adventure tales, … Continue reading

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A RESONANT HEART

  Heart of Steel: A Steel Plant Musical Comedy by Wesley J. Colford is a classic musical with a classic conflict. Daughter living in Cape Breton wants to leave the nest and find adventure in the big city. Widowed mother wants her … Continue reading

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