Monthly Archives: March 2018

Can life move forward after great trauma? Poison, a review

By Liz Nicholls, The unexpected thing about Poison isn’t its intensity. After all, its starting point is unimaginable loss. No, the unexpected thing about Poison, as you’ll see in this stunningly acted Wild Side production directed by Jim Guedo, … Continue reading

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The theatre of the supernatural: Cat Walsh’s Do This In Memory Of Me, a review

By Liz Nicholls, Do This In Memory Of Me, a strange and captivating new coming-of-age comedy by Cat Walsh, takes us into the richly decorated, permeable mind of a highly imaginative 12-year-old Catholic girl.  Geneviève’s is a mind with … Continue reading

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The fun of Oy-rish charm: Outside Mullingar, a review

By Liz Nicholls, The fabled Irish countryside connection between man and The Land has a kind of crackpot quirkiness in this charmingly wispy 2014 Oy-rish rom-com by the redoubtable American playwright John Patrick Shanley, of Moonstruck and Doubt fame. … Continue reading

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The byways of grief: director Jim Guedo talks about Poison

By Liz Nicholls, The play that opens tonight in the Roxy Performance Series introduces audiences here to an award-winning Dutch playwright whose reputation continues to expand in Europe and around the world in eight languages (to date). Poison, Lot … Continue reading

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The dark mysteries of the world: Cat Walsh talks about her new play Do This In Memory Of Me

By Liz Nicholls, Death. Blood. Dark mysteries laced with eerie hints of the supernatural. A smudgy frontier between waking and dreaming, the ambiguous nature of reality, black comedy of the shivery sort…. This is Cat Walsh’s native habitat as … Continue reading

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A musical window into a tragic world: Children of God, a review

By Liz Nicholls,    There have been musicals before now that explored the effects of bi-polar disorder, of bullying, of cultural imperialism and racism, of homophobia, of domestic abuse. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is still controversial; it was written … Continue reading

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The moment of truth for a country: Children of God, a musical about the ripple effect of residential schools

By Liz Nicholls, In the musical that opens at the Citadel Thursday, you’ll meet a smart kid with potential and hopes, a dreamer with a sense of possibility. And then school happens. You’ll meet Tom years later, in a … Continue reading

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