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About theatre funhouse

This is the website of Jim Burke, Montreal-based playwright, originally from Manchester, England.

Glengarry Glen Ross

Produced by Acts to Grind Theatre at Mainline Theatre, Nov. 7 to 18. Notoriously fueled by “the heat generated by men”, David Mamet’s searing 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winner Glengarry Glen Ross might be considered an outdated relic in this #MeToo era. … Continue reading

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An interview with Birthmark author Stephen Orlov

Boston-raised, Montreal-based playwright Stephen Orlov is the author of Birthmark, a new play currently showing at the MAI Centre in a production from Teesri Duniya Theatre. It’s the second part of his trilogy of plays about members of the Jewish-Palestinian … Continue reading

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Birthmark

Written by Stephen Orlov. Directed by Liz Valdez and Michelle Soicher. Produced by Teesri Duniya Theatre. MAI Centre, Nov. 3 to 18. Last seen as a cocky little sperm wondering about his future, the only begotten son of David Stein … Continue reading

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Huff

Written and performed by Cliff Cardinal. Directed by Karin Randoja. Produced by Cunning concepts and creations. Théâtre La Licorne, Oct. 29 to Nov. 3, 2018 However much most Canadians might have been indifferent to life on the reserves down the … Continue reading

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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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