Monday, June 25, 2012

Openings We're Tracking, June 26-July 2

Jem Rolls
Oh! You lucky folk in Toronto - you're in for a terrific Fringe. You'll have stuff that has been road-tested and quality-assured like ZACK ADAMS: A Complete History of Zack Adams and Peter 'n Chris and The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Hotel. But if you are not lining up for Jem Rolls: TEN STARTS AND AN END...well shame on you. 

And it's a dream...A Midsummer Night's Dream, of course. That most raucous, romantic and poetic of all the comedies (come on, argue with us!) and when it's done in a park on a cool summer evening - well it's just that much better, isn't it? (Calgary)

William Inge is perhaps the most misunderstood writer of the 20th century. He did not write plays so much as he created people - frumpy, romantic, sad, happy people - people you didn't watch so much as breathe with. In Picnic, in Bus Stop, yes...but one of his finest people is Lola, of Come Back, Little Sheba: an optimist in bad times, trying to balance the hardships around her with the hope and love she has for the people in her life. She, and the play, can be life-changing. (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

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