January 15, 2020

Lost Boy (directed by Brittany Lowey) is not just another Peter Pan show. I do admit that I’ve seen a whole slew of Peter Pan shows: from the Peter Pan musical to Broadway’s Finding Neverland to the poetic interpretation Peter/Wendy. You can imagine my reaction when I heard that I’d soon be adding another to my list.

Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo is the best kind of unexpected. The shows surrounds a grim interpretation of author J.M. Barrie’s (Aaron Fysh) life. When James was just a child,...

December 9, 2019

The promotion of The Cenci has been worth it. With a sold out audience, viewers were treated to a show that is often overlooked when it comes to staging. As director Jo Devereux states on the back of the program, many people think The Cenci is “a closet drama— a play meant for reading and not staging.” It is a shame that people hold that belief; it is filled with emotion and action that can only be seen on the stage.

Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the show surrounds the lives of Beatrice Cenci...

November 24, 2019


Present Laughter (directed by Matias Wharton) does not go a few minutes without sending you into a fit of laughter. Written by Noel Coward in 1939, the play demonstrates that humour can span generations. Theatre Western certainly does justice to this energetic piece.

Last year, Theatre Western brought Posh to the stage and in 2017, the on-campus company chose to perform Our Town. Present Laughter was a perfect choice to follow a few years of dramatic content. 

The show follows a few days in...

November 18, 2019

Let me preface this review by saying that The Runner is one of the best shows that I have seen at the Grand Theatre. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is the best show I’ve seen at the Grand Theatre. The show, written by Christopher Morris of Human Cargo and directed by Daniel Brooks, is brilliant in all aspects.

The Runner follows Jacob (Christopher Rand), an Orthodox Jewish man and a volunteer for ZAKA, in the heat of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jacob does not know where he is...

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