BWW Review: Greek Family Tragedy Receives a Contemporary Spin in ANTIGONEBWW Review: Greek Family Tragedy Receives a Contemporary Spin in ANTIGONE
by Isabella Perrone - May 7, 2019

Young People's Theatre closes their season with the world premiere of Jeff Ho's ANTIGONE, which stands as an impressive contemporary take on Sophocles' classic play. The story begins with the title character's brother Neikes (Jeff Yung) leading a breakout from the re-education facility he's held in alongside his friend Haemon (Simon Gagnon). Before he can escape and lead the demonstration against the facility in the city's sacred square, he is met by the headmistress Tiresia (Soo Garay) who allows him to leave relatively easily, swayed by the memory of his mother who's been left as a "ghost in a shell" after heavy re-education. Yung offers an intense yet endearing depiction of the rebel, and regardless of his placement within the in-the-round theatre commands attention. (more...)

YPT Presents World Premiere Of ANTIGONE Jeff Ho's Contemporary Adaptation Of The Greek ClassicYPT Presents World Premiere Of ANTIGONE Jeff Ho's Contemporary Adaptation Of The Greek Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Antigone: by Jeff Ho. An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 Umbrella Movement student protests in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square, Antigone: will be presented 'in the round' on YPT's Mainstage April 29 to May 16. (more...)

Obsidian Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYObsidian Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and Paulina's hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be Queen Bee? (more...)

Catch SELFIE, The New Play For Teens Offers Honest Look At Consent and Self-PromotionCatch SELFIE, The New Play For Teens Offers Honest Look At Consent and Self-Promotion
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Young People's Theatreá(YPT) is proud to present the premiere of Christine Quintana's powerful play about consent,áSelfie.áThe award-winning play for ages 13 and up will be presented in the StudioáApril 23 to May 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dark Glass Theatre's RUINED by Lynn NottagePhoto Flash: First Look at Dark Glass Theatre's RUINED by Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

What is justified when survival is on the line? In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety - of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflictů but how long can she keep the war outside her walls? (more...)

Pacific Theatre Present RUINED by Lynn NottagePacific Theatre Present RUINED by Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

What is justified when survival is on the line?_ In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflict but how long can she keep the war outside her walls? (more...)

Repercussion Theatre Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Repercussion Theatre, under the new artistic directorship of Amanda Kellock, presents Twelfth Night (or What You Will) from tonight, July 2 to 26, 2015 in various Montreal and surrounding area parks including a new Montreal location at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. (more...)

Repercussion Theatre to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 7/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Repercussion Theatre, under the new artistic directorship of Amanda Kellock, presents Twelfth Night (or What You Will) from July 2 to 26, 2015 in various Montreal and surrounding area parks including a new Montreal location at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. (more...)