The Children’s Hour

At Jericho Arts Centre until August 6, 2015
In The Children’s Hour, presented by the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC), playwright Lillian Hellman makes me want to smack adolescent Mary Tilford (Laura Geluch) before she destroys everyone around her.

Stephanie Elgersma (as Karen) and Alicia Novak (Martha) in The Children’s Hour. Credit: Thorsten Gohl

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‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

At the Jericho Arts Centre until August 8, 2015
If you faint at the sight of blood, take your smelling salts to ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore or, if you’re able to tear yourself away from the play’s bloody dénouement, leave fifteen minutes before the end. Forget that; you won’t be able to.

Anthea Morritt as Annabella in ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore. Credit: Matt Reznek/Bold Rezolution Studio

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At Jericho Arts Centre until August 7, 2015
“What phone call?” With those three words from former American president Richard Nixon, British talk show host David Frost was pretty certain he had Nixon on the ropes.

Michael Robinson as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. Credit: Matt Reznek/Bold Rezolution Studio

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At Theatre Under the Stars until August 21, 2015
Oh, such fun! Oh, such a joyful explosion of young – and young-ish – talent!

Dustin Freeland and Erin E. Walker as Link and Tracy in Hairspray. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Shakespeare’s Rebel

At Bard on the Beach until September 19, 2015
Shakespeare’s Rebel, a brand new Canadian play, is the pick of the Bard on the Beach 2015 litter.

Benedict Campbell as John Lawley in Shakespeare’s Rebel. Credit: David Blue

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Les Miserables

At The Stanley until August 16, 2015
It’s not from New York although it looks and sounds like it. Hundred mile theatre – maybe even less; it’s homegrown and terrific.

Warren Kimmel as Javert in Les Misérables. Credit: David Cooper

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