Sep
14
2018

IRONBOUND

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Kings Cross Theatre, September 5 It’s not just Darja’s second husband who punched her in the face. Life’s done it often enough to make a move from Poland to America attractive. But then America turned out to be factories, house-cleaning, two broken marriages, a dysfunctional de facto relationship and a runaway son. Some dream. Playwright […]

Sep
11
2018

MUQAM RAK

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Riverside Theatre, September 3 7/5/10 Freedom has no greater expression than music. African Americans have largely defined popular music’s last 100 years by voicing their post-slavery resilience, and, amid countless examples, explosions of musical culture occurred as the Irish survived English oppression and non-white South Africans survived apartheid. Uyghur musical culture may not have been […]

Sep
8
2018

THE MISANTHROPE

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Playhouse, August 31, until September 28 6.5/10 At their best the rhymes come fizzing and spitting at you, the wit sizzling as writer Justin Fleming throws fat on Moliere’s fire. At other times the work feels more laboured, as if Moliere’s satire and Fleming’s meter, rhymes and token modernity have been scrunched together like so […]

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