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By Ben Siegel » Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I’ve rarely been one for the directorial vision in which a show opens with a non-descript troupe of actors, preparing to put on a play for you. They mill about the stage, typically, sometimes into... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, August 16, 2015

Industrial grandeur bleeds uncomfortably into pastoral terror in Torn Space Theater’s latest site-specific theater piece, which opened Thursday night in a particularly creepy corner of Silo City,... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – For its biggest fans and leading lights, the theater is an intoxicant more powerful than tequila.After one or two drinks, the whole world starts to seem brighter.... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tony Kushner’s latest play is a four-hour slap to the face.I mean that in a good way.“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the... Read More

By Hannah Gordon » Friday, July 31, 2015

With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, “Peter Pan” stole my heart. The musical opened at Artpark on Thursday night to a crowd of children of all ages – some in wheelchairs and others... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Finally: The annual Buffalo United Artists Summer Camp is in session.That’s “camp,” outrageous theater, the kind with “perversely sophisticated appeal” that is... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Saturday, July 25, 2015

STRATFORD, Ont. – Here, on July 13, 1953, Sir Alec Guinness strode to a stage in the middle of a large tent and spoke these immortal lines from William Shakespeare’s “Richard... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Saturday, July 25, 2015

And so it was proclaimed, on a gloriously seasoned Thursday night, in the company of eager patronage, giddy company and stagehands and state’s royalty – state Sen. Marc Panepinto, in the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, July 12, 2015

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – Canadian director Peter Hinton, whose retina-burning productions of “Cabaret” and “Lady Windemere’s Fan” at the Shaw Festival in recent seasons have raised the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Deranged pirates. Young lovers. Big spenders. You'll find all these seemingly disparate characters and many more at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., now  well into its 53rd... Read More

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