BEAR & Co.’s latest production, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is a story about a couple whose only commonality is the loathing they share for one another. George, a college professor, and Martha, his wife and the daughter of the College president, are at each others throats from square one. Bandying insults with precision, as though to see who will be the first to succumb to a death of thousand tiny cuts from a barbed tongue—that is if their self-medication doesn’t put them down first.
A man desperate to give away his fortune and his wife – desperate to stop him – go to extreme measures to get what they want in the world premiere of George F. Walker’s The Burden of Self Awareness.
The Great Canadian kicks off it’s 2012/13 season with The Secret Mask, a play about a reconciliation between an estranged father and son after the father has a stroke and is left with aphasia. Read the full review.
In Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, being presented by Plosive Productions at the Gladstone, a man stranded on the side of the road is helped by a good Samaritan and invites him home for a drink. The next morning the man’s wife has the Samaritan tied up in his kitchen at gun point. Read the full review.
Written by Ottawa native and former resident playwright at the GCTC, Richard Sanger, Whispering Pines explores a series of themes that range from love and loss to governmental control and betrayal. Read the full review.