The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15. 2018. A review.

The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15. 2018. A review. The Drawer Boy—written by award-winning playwright Michael Healey in 1996 about the experience of The Farm Show—an early (1972) experiment in community-based theatre, where actors created shows based on the lives of Ontario farmers—and currently at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre until July 15th, is a riveting homage to an homage—a modern re-telling of what has itself … [Read more...]

The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15,2018. Cast interview.

The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15,2018. Cast interview. First a note—it’s draw-er boy, a boy who draws, not drawer boy, a boy in a drawer as I imagined it to be. “¨Perhaps the most successful play in Canadian theatre history and produced world-wide since its premier (at Theatre Passe Muraille) in 1999, this touching comic drama about Southern Ontario rural life explores the power of storytelling in creating and … [Read more...]

Our Town by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 4-16 2017. A review.

Our Town by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 4-16 2017. A review. Written in 1938, Our Town by the celebrated author and playwright Thornton Wilder, remains a perennial classic of the North American theatrical canon. This simple story, staged without many of the common artifices, is a favourite of community theatres, colleges and universities, but is not often staged professionally given the large cast of nineteen. For 2017 Blue Bridge … [Read more...]

Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with Gary Farmer.

Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with Gary Farmer. When Blue Bridge Artistic Director Brian Richmond set about the mammoth task of assembling the team and cast for Thornton Wilder’s sweeping classic Our Town, one of the first people he thought of was veteran First Nations actor, activist and musician Gary Farmer (last seen here as Lenny in Of Mice and Men in 2012) in the demanding role of the Stage … [Read more...]

Of Mice and Men, Blue Bridge Theatre, a review

With heart-breaking inevitability, the cast in Of Mice and Men, Blue Bridge Theatre’s current production, play out the unfolding tragedy in the lives of a pair of Depression-era migrant workers, George and Lennie. Originally written in 1937 as a play-novella by the Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, this contemporary classic has the dubious distinction of being one of the most challenged books in North American literary history for its … [Read more...]