Madeline McParland

Lion In The Streets By Judith Thompson Directed by Conrad Alexandrowicz Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria February 12-21, 2015 Reviewed by Madeline McParland Celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson’s Lion In The Streets premiered 25 years ago to immediate acclaim. Set in an ethnic Toronto neighbourhood, the play is a series of interconnected stories that explores […]


The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Adapted by Ron Reed from C.S Lewis’ Novel Starring Mark Gordon and Kaitlin Williams The Phoenix Theatre Two added shows: Oct. 24 and 25  Reviewed by Madeline McParland Phoenix Theatre alumni Mark Gordon and Kaitlin Williams have been touring The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for the past […]


Rez issues still powerful

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October 9, 2014

The Rez Sisters By Tomson Highway Directed by Peter Hinton Performed at the Belfry Theatre Sept. 16 – Oct. 19 Reviewed by Madeline McParland In The Rez Sisters, the dark realities of Indigenous women’s lives are staged with a blend of humor and truth.  Peter Hinton has headed theatre centers and organizations from Vancouver to […]