All posts by Megan Mooney

Megan loves being in the thick of all things theatre, but her ultimate goal is to promote theatre to the world of non-theatre people. It was the same when she was the theatre writer for blogTO, or the Fringe Correspondent for CBC Radio One‘s Here and Now, as it is as the founder of Mooney on Theatre. Her basic belief is that there is theatre/performance out there for everyone to love, they just need to find it. This is not to be confused with the idea that everyone should love theatre for theatre’s sake, in fact, as obsessed as she is with theatre, even *she* doesn’t love all types of theatre.

BASH’d – A Gay Rap Opera : Theatre Passe Murialle

By Megan Mooney

Photo of Chris Craddock, Nathan Cuckow by Alex Phelipe

BASH’d has already received huge critical acclaim as it has wandered accross different places in North America. Right now it’s on a Canadian tour, and is at Theatre Passe Murialle until October 31, 2009.

Described as a Gay Rap Opera, or a Hiphopera, it’s something you probably haven’t seen before. In fact, in the introduction by two hip hop performers – FEMINEM & T-BAG – there’s a nod to the obvious “but they’re gay, and they’re white!” Two things that one generally doesn’t associate with hip hop.

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We have a winner for this weeks Toronto Theatre Contest!

Congratulations to David! He and a guest will be heading to tomorrow’s performance of Godzilla on Sundays. He’s the winner of this week’s Toronto Theatre Contest.

For those of you that didn’t win the tickets, don’t worry, they’re a steal! For only $15 a ticket you can check out any performance of Godzilla on Sundays .

This week is the last week that it’s playing, so be sure to check it out @: the Bread & Circus (299 Augusta Avenue) between October 21 – 24; it starts at 7:30 pm each night.

Stay tuned for more weekly contests. A new one will be posted on Monday.

Want to know more about Godzilla on Sundays? Check out the press release:

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Hysteria, A Festival of Women Opening October 22, 2009

From Press Release

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE presents
HYSTERIA – A FESTIVAL OF WOMEN
Festival Director Moynan King
Festival Sponsor TD FINANCIAL GROUP
Festival Media Sponsor Now Magazine

Oct 22 – 31, 2009 | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto | 416-975-8555 | artsexy.ca

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR
HYSTERIA, ITS 5TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF WORK BY WOMEN.
Now in its fifth incarnation, HYSTERIA has become one of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s most eagerly anticipated events. Over a ten-day period Buddies plays host to rapid-fire succession of events ranging from a visual art display and performance installations to eclectic lineups featuring dance, film, music,spoken word and theatre performances.

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The contests they are a comin’ – Free Toronto Theatre

So, stay tuned to Mooney on Theatre for tickets to free theatre in Toronto.  We’re going to start a feature where we give away tickets to a different show each week.  Contest will be posted on Monday, for a show on the Thursday of the same week.

If all goes according to plans, it will start tomorrow.

Spread the word! 

And, if you have a show that you’d like to be included in the contest give-aways then just email contests@mooneyontheatre.com.

The Walworth Farce – Druid Theatre Company at Harbourfront’s worldstage

By Megan Mooney

Tadhg Murphy and Michael Glenn Murphy in Walworth Farce

I wasn’t sure what I’d gotten myself into when the lights came up on Druid Theatre Company’s production of The Walworth Farce that opened this year’s worldstage festival at the Harbourfront Centre.

Turns out, I’d gotten myself into a beautifully crafted gripping, funny and terrifying world.  The Walworth Farce is a skilfully played tragedy, disguised as a farce.

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