Books I Read in 2013

I got a Kobo for Christmas in 2012 and thus started the year, by fluke, reading Alice Munro's newest short story collection Dear Life. How fortuitous! I finished the year reading the 2013 Giller prize winner Lynn Coady's books, including Hellgoing.  And added the short stories and novels of Lisa Moore, another east-coaster, who was on the Giller short list, to my repertoire. Along the way I re-connected with Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Musgrave … [Read more...]

Harvey at Langham Court Theatre – a review

Harvey at Langham Court Theatre – a review Langham Court Theatre begins their 85th season with a revival of the American classic, whimsical comedy of errors, Harvey, written by Mary Chase in 1944 and last mounted by Langham in 1985. Harvey opened on Broadway (where it became one of the longest running plays in history), went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945, against competition from Tennessee Williams’ A Glass Menagerie (Chase … [Read more...]

CCPA’s Company C presents Lend Me A Tenor October 4-6th 2013

CCPA's Company C presents Lend Me A Tenor October 4-6th 2013. I’ve had a close connection with the Canadian College of Performing Arts, now celebrating their Sweet 16 season, since my son, Elliott Loran (Ride the Cyclone, Pretty Little Instincts) attended and graduated in 2007. For me personally, one of the highlights is watching a new generation of theatre artist make the transition from student to professional.  One way to accomplish this … [Read more...]