Monday, March 12, 2012

Openings We're Tracking This Week, March 12-18, 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest 
(photo of Stuart Sutherland by Michael Cooper)

Penny Plain
Penny Plain, master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett's new work, continues its journey across the country, landing this week at the National Arts Centre. Dave Ross, in his review, rightly said "the opportunity of seeing a [Ronnie Burkett show] is not one that should be passed up..." (Ottawa)

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the greatest theatrical goofs in history. Let us explain: for all its savoir-faire and genius, it still sits on the high wire of larkdom. Performed well, you will spend a great deal of your time laughing and it is only later you will understand how unbelievably well-crafted is the work and why it is still performed again and again. Arts Club takes a crack at it and starts very well indeed with the best PR shot (above) we think we've ever seen for the play. (Vancouver)

It must be nearly summer as - look! - there's a play by Norm Foster. Upper Canada Playhouse is offering The Foursome. "You don't have to know a thing about golf, " the company tells us, "You just have to like laughing your head off!" Well...we DO like that. (Morrisburg)

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