Escape from Happiness at Langham Court Theatre April 21-May 7, 2016. A review.

Escape from Happiness at Langham Court Theatre April 21-May 7, 2016. A review. After the well-received Better Living in 2013, Langham Court Theatre returns to the zany, dysfunctional world—where nothing is at it seems--of the working class Quinn family with Escape From Happiness by George F Walker, one of Canada’s most prolific playwrights. Reprising roles from the 2013 production, Lorene Cammiade (mother Nora), Wayne Yercha (father Tom) … [Read more...]

Better Living – Langham Court Theatre. A review.

In an uneasy case of “life imitates art”, George F Walker’s play Better Living, currently at Langham Court Theatre, presages by 30 years the reality TV show Doomsday Preppers. Written in 1985 as the first of Walker’s more hopeful "East End Plays", Better Living introduces us to a working class world, with characters trying desperately to get by. Intended to reflect aspects of life in Toronto’s poorer neighbourhoods, there is a universality to … [Read more...]