SELF-ish (Fringe): Review

Ivonne Zhao SELF-ish tells a simple story: it follows the internal monologue of one Korean-Canadian woman, Esther Jin (Diana Bang), as she copes with the loss of her father. From the onset, too, it seems rather unfussy – the entire 60-minute play is a one-woman show run by Diana Bang, performed with simple lighting, a

The Shape of Things (Fringe): Review

Danisa Rambing On Monday of this week, a Cultch-style showing of Neil Labute’s notorious play, The Shape of Things brought an audience of roughly 30 theatre freaks, fans, fanatics onto an emotional roller coaster. The show starred Julian Legere, Fairlith Harvey, Marissa Burton and Harrison MacDonald and was directed by Chelsey Stuyt. This complex love

Kim’s Convenience: Review

Pictured: James Yi and Lee Shorten. Photo by Jalen Saip. “I love you, too, appa, and no one’s twisting my arm to say it“ Jessica Kim The cynic in me says representation is a fad. Disney wants it. Pixar shows it. Hollywood sells it. Black Panther, Moana, Coco, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,

Marion Bridge: Preview

Pictured (L to R): Beatrice Zeilinger, Lynda Boyd and Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper. Jessica Kim Kay Meek Arts Centre and Wing & Prayer Productions present Marion Bridge, a play about three estranged sisters and their past, present, and future. Each sister struggles and confronts events and traumas while caring for their dying mother. “Happy

The Human Ear: Review

Pictured: Paige Louter and Éanna O’Dowd. Photograph by Jalen Laine. Jessica Kim I can safely say The Human Ear by Alexandra Wood is the most minimalist- and perhaps experimental play I watched so far. There is no set or props. Just two actors on a stage. It could have been confusing or dull at times,