“Duet, or: Pas de Deux” takes silly too far

Richard Hemphill’s Duet, or: Pas de Deux is a silly romp that takes the silly too far, verging on the cartoonish. Trinity has an unusual problem: she was born with a parasitic twin whose head pokes out of her left shoulder, and only one of them can be conscious at a time. Having endured this … Continue reading “Duet, or: Pas de Deux” takes silly too far

Local Theatre Companies Seek to Tackle Misogyny in New Works

Reviewed by Brie McFarlane Within a relatively short span at the Ottawa Fringe Festival this year I saw two plays that attempt to comment on misogynistic trends in traditionally male dominated fields through comedy. Though director Nicholas Alain played it way too safe with Richard Hemphill’s text in Duet, or: Pas de Deux; Well Isn’t … Continue reading Local Theatre Companies Seek to Tackle Misogyny in New Works