Review: "The Brothers Size" at Soulpepper Theatre

Review:  "The Brothers Size" at Soulpepper Theatre

A compelling drama, The Brothers Size, opened last Friday as a Canadian premiere at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto.  Written by academy award winning American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, it follows the lives of young black brothers in a small bayou town of Louisiana.  Although the plot is relatively uncomplicated, the great depth of this play comes from the often searing relationships among the men, the embracing of the difficult themes of race, poverty, and misguided male identity, and a unique and astounding style born from the African religion and culture of Yoruba.

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Review: "The Wizard of Oz – Pantomime" at the Elgin Theatre

Review: "The Wizard of Oz – Pantomime" at the Elgin Theatre

What does a typical pre-theatre agenda look like?  Perhaps a medium rare steak and a bottle of merlot at your favourite lighting challenged restaurant.  This night was different – a grilled cheese sandwich, strawberry milkshake and a sundae!  A perfect gastronomic pairing for Ross Petty’s The Wizard of Oz running through January 5 at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre.  After all it’s a kid’s show and we know that going in.

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