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Buffoons Invade L’ÉTHÉÂTRE

First: the shock of seeing a gang of Buffoons. Then: the horror of their approach.

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach this year features  Much Ado About Nothing, and Antony and Cleopatra (a tragedy) on the main stage. Showing on the studio stage are Henry V, and an original play by Eroll...

Eddie Izzard rocks the Queen

Humour is an extraordinary gift. Funny, we could change the world with that.

Sarah Hayward and Stripes: The Mystery Circus

As a theatre student in Montreal, Sarah Hayward saw a performer “balancing backwards, singing like Yoko Ono, and operating the light board with his toes.” That’s when she knew she wanted to write a on

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken brings the house down Bollywood-style

Since forming Bollywood Shenanigans, Munish Sharma and Leena Manro have written and performed over two-hundred sketches. This week they are adding to their already impressive resumes with the best-...

Cirque du Soleil brings KOOZA to Vancouver

The Innocent, The Trickster, The King, The Heimloss, The Pickpocket, The Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog all promise to entertain in Cirque du Soleil's spectacular new show, KOOZA.

A Glimpse into the Life of the Beautiful and Talented Sarah-Jane Redmond

"I don't remember ever making the decision to becoming an actress. It was just a thing that I was going to do," says an actress known for her role in Da Vinci's Inquest.

Buffooning Around with Trilby Jeeves

"Buffoons want to expose us to ourselves. In making fun of us, they want us to smarten up."

The Most Famous Person I Know

The A&W guy is by far the most famous person I know. His name is Ryan.

Up Close and Personal with the Extraordinary Mackenzie Gray

Last week I had the great pleasure of talking with one of Canada's most colorful and talented artists, Mackenzie Gray.   WD: So Mackenzie, can you tell us a little bit about yourself....