Monthly Archives: October 2018

Other People’s Children

  Written by Hannah Moscovitch. Directed by Micheline Chevrier. Produced by Imago Theatre at Centaur Theatre, Oct. 25 to Nov. 4, 2018 Anybody who caught the production of Hannah Moscovitch’s Little One at Centaur’s Wildside a couple of years ago … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets : Transforming the Voices of Montreal

Presented by Infinithéâtre. Directed by Guy Sprung. Moyse Hall, McGill University, Oct. 22 to 27, 2018 Shrewd move on Infinithéâtre’s part: having been blessed, and, it must sometimes feel, burdened, with a strict mandate to produce only Quebec-centric plays, they’ve … Continue reading

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Le Cid

Adapted and directed by Gabriel Plante. La Chapelle, Oct. 10 to 19, 2018 It’s too late to experience Gabriel Plante’s ruthless deconstruction of Corneille’s classical tragedy Le Cid – I caught the final performance last Friday in one of two … Continue reading

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Abigail/1702 : A Twice Told Tale

Presented by Persephone Productions. Directed by Christopher Moore Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire, Oct 18 to 28, 2018. After going dark for a couple of years or so, Persephone, whose mandate includes providing young actors with a sturdy bridge between graduation … Continue reading

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Choir Boy at Centaur: an interview with its musical director Floydd Ricketts

Centaur Theatre’s fine production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy continues to Oct. 28 (my Montreal Gazette review here). Below is an interview with the show’s musical director Floydd Ricketts, prior to the show’s opening. Originally from London, Ontario, Floydd … Continue reading

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Sound of the Beast

Written and performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. Produced by Theatre Passe Muraille. Presented by Black Theatre Workshop and MAI Centre, Oct. 3 to 14, 2018. The latest entry in Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s 54ology, a massively ambitious project to write a … Continue reading

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Candide, ou L’optimisme

  Adapted by Pierre Yves Lemieux. Directed by Alice Ronfard. Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Sept. 11 to Oct. 6, 2018   Pronouncing on the best of all possible adaptations of Voltaire’s Candide (Leonard Bernstein’s operetta has a better claim than … Continue reading

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