Review: Shakespeare By The Sea’s Twelfth Night

If you're looking for a taste of lighter, comedy fare, Shakespeare by the Sea's offering up a dose of Twelfth Night — a theatrical outing packed with schemes, and love triangles, and humorous figures (oh my!). Performed by the company twenty-five years ago, the revived comedy comes in, guns ablaze, with director Jesse MacLean pulling… Read More

Review: Thorgy and the Thorchestra

Thorgy came to slay Halifax— and slay it she did. Having just recently crushed the only two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race on Netflix, former two-time contestant Thorgy Thor quickly became a favourite of mine. Funny, empowered, and creative, she exemplified a lot of the greatest elements drag has to offer. (I haven't seen All… Read More

Review: The Argyle Street Kitchen Party

It was minutes into Argyle Street Kitchen Party when singer/songwriter Ian Sherwood invited audience members to come sit onstage during the performance. Imagine my surprise when, while laughing cordially at the offer, I was whisked to the seats in a random spur-of-the-moment decision by my girlfriend. Perched on a stool behind a counter in a… Read More

Theatre Review: Obstacle Fest

Terra Novella Theatre's newest adventure, Obstacle Fest, is built on the simple, unspoken fact that some of the best theatrical moments happen when something goes horribly wrong. A single, unexpected mishap has the make-or-break ability to change the course of a play. Obstacle Fest is a mixed-bag in terms of its comedic highs and lows.… Read More

Theatre Review: Landline

Truth be told, I've never really been one for meditation or deep introspection. I am, in many ways, quite guarded emotionally-speaking. I can be frustratingly socially-awkward and self-conscious, and so self-reflective, open-ended, and abstract lines of thinking are often quite difficult for me to embrace. Halifax's XOSECRET seems to thrive on secrecy. I had little… Read More

Theatre Review: The Mountaintop

It's in the early hours of April 3rd, 1968 and Martin Luther King Jr is in his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In a matter of hours he will be relegated to the pages of history, branded as an idyllic crusader for human rights and justice. If you think you have an… Read More

Theatre Review: Salt-Water Moon

Can old flames rekindle? Such is the question posed to us in Neptune Theatre's relaunch of David French's classic play, Salt-Water Moon. Set in 1926 rural Newfoundland, we are introduced to Mary Snow (Kelin Boyd) who, while standing outside her house with a telescope, encounters former fling Jacob Mercer (Nathan Simmons). For Mary, Jacob's reentry… Read More

Theatre Review: Jonas & Barry in the Home

Neptune Theatre's newest production Jonas & Barry In The Home is a glimpse into our golden years. For many, the idea of being placed into a retirement home is the beginning of the end. There is the defeat of being put out to pasture; the realization, or often a denial, that perhaps our ability to care… Read More