Work shines a fresh light on Asperger Syndrome, but play has a few loose ends.
Amid the surreal spectacle of fish-headed people and flower-sprouting dresses, you can feel a new energy and connection in timeworn acrobatic acts.
Themes of the exhibit, the curators tell us, include territory, kinship, representation, and movement.
It's a pleasant surprise to find a whole musical can emerge from a sole performer, thriving on the possibilities of pure imagination.
It pulls apart the affectations of gender, love, and war in brilliant ways, and has a fantastic time doing it.
Many passages looked as tightly ordered as ballet, even when the dancers were moving to their own pulse.
On the surface, it would seem a propitious time for the Arts Club to launch its theatrical take on Afghan-American Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, but the results are mixed.
There are a few truly great scenes in this story reframed as a family drama, and they come at the very end, when Joan faces death.
Troy Skog and Denyse Wilson make you believe that, instead of dying together in their youth, the duo has had a long and happy life.
It's in the haunting second half where the top-tier dancers shine amid a small army of eerie digital ghosts.
Production embraces all the play's complicated pieces, gender-flips the title character, and showcases killer casting.
This creepily immersive ode to Edgar Allan Poe spreads across 20-plus rooms throughout the Cultch.
The songs are memorably macabre for fans of The Silence of the Lambs.
Two men form a hopeful friendship while challenging assumptions about racism in this Tracy Letts play.
In the 1946 comedy-drama, a wealthy junk magnate arrives in Washington with an ex-showgirl.
In Michael Healey's play, a big-city actor's search for authenticity in rural Ontario uncovers a secret that uproots the pastoral façade.
The best dances at the fest are the ones that come from the heart.
What’s most impressive and enjoyable is just how cohesively this cast comes together, particularly in the dance numbers.
Maryam Jafri: Automatic Negative ThoughtAt the Contemporary Art Gallery until September 22
It’s all thanks to director Shel Piercy’s deft, clever touches and a charming cast that elevates the source material with energy, enthusiasm, and heart.