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EDSS leaves discrimination in the dust

Last Friday, the English and Drama Student Society premiered Ashes and Dust, a play written and directed by Max Ackerman. The plot follows the protagonist,...

Chewing out the male-female binary

Last Thursday, the theatre and drama studies program premiered The Wo/Man, a play based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. Directed...

UC Follies scorches the audience

Family, loss, mystery, and war are themes inherent to playwright Wajdi Mouawad’s portfolio. After attending Tideline last Friday at Hart House, I was anticipating...

Hart House rolls in with the tide

What defines loss? Is there one, singular way to mourn, or can this act be plural? These are questions Wilfred (Danny Ghantous) must confront...

Blackfriar actors have good sea legs

I somehow managed to talk myself into the idea that Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the second installment in Theatre Erindale’s Blackfriars Project, would somehow...

A murderous good time

Last Monday marked the premiere of Siddharth Singh’s Blasphemy, UTM’s annual murder mystery play produced by the EDSS in conjunction with the Forensics Society. Once...

Onstage hullaballoo walks the plank

The opening of Theatre Erindale’s Comedy of Errors, written by William Shakespeare and directed by David Matheson, uses projections to create a world. Waves...

Saints and satyrs of the liberal arts

Theatre Erindale’s latest concoction, Uncommon Women and Others, is spellbinding. Set at a prestigious liberal arts college for women, Wendy Wasserstein’s play takes the...

You’re so immature

In their first show of 2016, the Victoria College Drama Society put on an exhilarating performance of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award–winning black comedy God...

Girls can go to law school too, you know

The biggest problem I had with Legally Blonde as a story was that I knew how it was going to end before it even...

Everyone goes a little nuts sometimes

I never really knew how much effort went into the creation of student-produced plays until I attended one. The Nut Case was performed over two...

Dishing the dirt on Greek dramatics

With tech week—also known as crunch time—starting next week, Theatre Erindale cast and crew are all extremely busy. I sit down with Autumn Smith,...

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