Theatre Articles

The Shakespeare Company and collaborators put on a strong version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’

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Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is argued to be an antisemitic play. It is full of language and dialogue that demonizes the sole Jewish character in the story, Shylock. In the decision for the Shakespeare Company, with support from Hit & Myth and the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts, Division of […]

Alberta Theatre Projects’ Disgraced doesn’t dig deep enough

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Alberta Theatre Projects’ production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced is quiet. It gets under your skin. It’s uncomfortable and charged. The cast is talented and their performances are nuanced but the play could go deeper. It brushes on deep rooted anger and racism but once it gets interesting the play seems to turn away from the […]

Birnton Theatricals’ Fully Committed is great intimate theatre

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There is a little show by Birnton Theatricals at Lunchbox Theatre called Fully Committed, written by Becky Mode, directed by Chris Stockton and starring Griffin Cork. One young actor, a headset connected to a reservation line that won’t ever stop ringing, and 40 different characters. It’s a bit of a daunting role for Griffin Cork, […]