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Thursday, January 14, 2016

How honest representation through language can still be far from the truth by Rebecca Tucker

Yasser Mroué's reclaiming of language — he is now, somewhat remarkably, a poet — forms the basis of Riding on a Cloud, Rabih Mroué's latest performance piece,

SOURCE: at 11:54AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Flipping the script: How ‘pop-culture fuelled’ feminism is reaching a wider audience by Rebecca Tucker

'I think when you wrap a message in something that looks entertaining, you can reach a lot more people'

SOURCE: at 06:10PM
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Watch illusionist Nick Wallace, onstage now in Toronto with Seance, read a National Post writer’s mind by Rebecca Tucker

Wallace popped into the National Post studios to give reporter Rebecca Tucker a quick peek at his skills, and discuss the appeal of illusion

SOURCE: at 06:40PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tough Guy Mountain’s first try at theatre takes on corporate culture by Rebecca Tucker

Iain Soder tends to explain his art in terms of things he's interested in, rather than things he's trying to convey

SOURCE: at 04:14PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Obeah Opera restores a forgotten history by Rebecca Tucker

'I think about what's happening right now, and I think I'm doing this with the piece: Saying, don't let what happened with our ancestors be in vain. They died for this'

SOURCE: at 06:39PM
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Betroffenheit review: No Words Can Describe by Rebecca Tucker

In keeping with the show title, Pite isn't keen describe Betroffenheit's in explicit terms, only to say that the work draws from a real-life tragedy

SOURCE: at 09:58PM
Monday, July 13, 2015

New rules for theatre goers (because apparently, we need them) by Rebecca Tucker

Old tips on how to behave during a live performance, updated for a modern audience

SOURCE: at 02:49PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Taking a Gander at a hidden 9/11 story: On life imitating art in upcoming U.S. debut of Sept. 11 musical Come From Away by Rebecca Tucker

Fourteen years later, Goudie's role at the Gander airport has gone from being a part of history to a part in a play, as her story is featured in Come From Away

SOURCE: at 02:57PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

George F. Walker engages in some class warfare by Rebecca Tucker

The acclaimed playwright goes back to school with his first new cycle of plays in 18 years

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Cavalia’s Odysseo must be seen to be believed by Rebecca Tucker

The horses, more than 70 of which are in Odysseo's employ, don't have too much asked of them so it's the subtlety of their movements, their patient obedience and the tidiness of their format…

SOURCE: at 02:07PM
Thursday, April 9, 2015

With Brantwood 1920-2020, Sheridan College’s theatre department takes over an entire building to stage a 15-hour, immersive production by Rebecca Tucker

'They may be doing a scene in a room and nobody might be in that room, but there might be somebody in that room at any second. There are no wings to wait in'

SOURCE: at 12:32PM
Thursday, February 26, 2015

When a Coward encounters a ghost: Charles Edwards on going toe-to-toe with Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit by Rebecca Tucker

The play is "a confection," Edwards says, differing from Coward's other work in its clip as well as its propensity for humour, some of it slapstick

SOURCE: at 04:34PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014

JFL 42 Review: Paul F. Tompkins is as charming as his moustache by Rebecca Tucker

JFL42 takes over Toronto’s theatres and comedy clubs until Sept. 27. Here, Rebecca Tucker enjoys an evening with Paul F. Tompkins

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 04:36PM
Monday, September 22, 2014

JFL42 Review: Mike Birbiglia sure knows how to tell a story by Rebecca Tucker

First thing's first: You are not allowed to read another line of this review until you go listen to Mike Birbiglia's 2011album Sleepwalk With Me Live in full

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 02:59PM
Friday, May 23, 2014

Iranian student group says Leila Hatami should be publicly flogged after Cannes red-carpet kiss by Rebecca Tucker

Iranian actress Leila Hatami is facing calls she should be publicly flogged after she was photographed kissing the president of the Cannes Film Festival on the cheek earlier this week

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 10:07AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First Person: Layla Claire is cutting through the stereotypes by Rebecca Tucker

'I’ve never been to an opera, but I’ve always wanted to go,' my stylist admits. I assure her she would have a good time if she did

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 03:03PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Nutcracker Ballet turns 120 today: Here’s a look at the long, candy-striped history of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece by Rebecca Tucker

A brief history of the ballet, from the short story on which it is based to its current production by the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto.

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 10:17AM
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Laugh Factory owner on Daniel Tosh incident: ‘I really didn’t hear properly’ by Rebecca Tucker

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada has come to comedian Daniel Tosh's defense after a weekend incident involving rape jokes.

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 01:17PM

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