Monday, April 23, 2012

Openings We're Tracking, April 23-29, 2012

The Real World?

Tarragon Theatre continues its relationship with Québécois playwright Michel Tremblay with a new production of his work, The Real World? This is a prickly, quasi-confessional piece in which a playwright must confront his family and explain to them why he presents them the way he does in his works. Like most of Tremblay's plays it fools about with structure, time and place and is reminiscent of Pirandello's Six Characters In Search of an Author. (Toronto)

A Dangerous cast
Meanwhile Stage West is offering the internationally-acclaimed comedy (based, strangely, on a Hitchcock movie) The 39 Steps. Again the play is almost as famous for the way it uses stagecraft as it is for the outlandishly funny content. (Mississauga)

Count on community theatres to offer a theatrical breeze in the form of a good, old-fashioned whodunnit. Pointe-St-Charles Community Theatre is offering JB Priestley's first work, Dangerous Corner. The company, in one of Montreal's poorest districts, has a direct link with the community - putting on plays is only part of their work.

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