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Antarctica (Syrus Marcus Ware & Toronto Biennial of Art) SummerWorks 2019 Review

Antartica at The Theatre Centre with SummerWorks 2019

The climbing summer heat and accompanying global conditions are giving lots of people cause for concern. Weaving that social anxiety into a dramatic narrative, Antarctica is being presented at The Theatre Centre as a SummerWorks 2019 production.

This piece, set in 2045, is about a hypothetical future. People from various world nations – all born in, or connected to Antarctica in some way – are tasked with trying to build a sort of “second chance” civilization in the wake of the climate crisis eroding society as we know it.

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Review: Finding Freedom: The Joshua Glover Story (Toronto History Museums)

Site-specific historical drama illuminates local heritage in Toronto’s West End

Theatre can tell us fantastical stories and take us to extraordinary places. However, sometimes the most invigorating tales are the ones based in truth, or the ones in your own backyard. Finding Freedom: The Joshua Glover Story is an awe-inspiring example of such, using Etobicoke’s historic Montgomery’s Inn as the backdrop for the tale of an escaped slave and his life after escaping to Canada.

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Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Canadian Stage)

Canadian Stage re-imagines Shakespearean comedy with quirky staging at Toronto’s High Park

Normally, Shakespeare doesn’t compel you to do the macarena, but Canadian Stage‘s production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of its two Shakespeare in High Park summer performances, takes us on a colourful ride that injects some fun and originality into the tale of a “merry war”.

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July 12 Rave Roundup for the 2019 Toronto Fringe

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There’s still a few days left to check out the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival! If you want to make the most out of your theatre-going this week, here’s a look at a few rave reviews.

These are shows that blew our writers’ minds, got them talking, kept them enthralled, stuck with them, and made their editor write a list of exciting descriptive actions.

While we always encourage audiences to take risks at Fringe, here are some sharp picks that especially paid off for our team:

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