Reviews you can use.
If you live in Toronto or Ottawa, anyway. Here's my take on Damascus, Scottish playwright David Greig's comedy visiting T-dot in a production by Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre. Three stars! And here's my review of Alison Lawrence's And All For Love at the NAC in the 'Twa. Two stars!(No, it's not a Bryan Adams jukebox musical. Still waiting...) I use the first review to highlight the special theatrical relationship between Scotland and Canada, and the second to bemoan how much theatre is about theatre.
Plus, six actors I'm looking forward to seeing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival this summer. One of them was originally Anika Noni Rose, but the Tony winner dropped out of Caesar and Cleopatra this week (for completely reasonable reasons).
And now where am I? In Montreal, which always gets four stars in the Spring when the Habs are in the playoffs...
On the other hand: Damascus gets two stars from The Star's Richard Ouzounian and a lukewarm reaction from Cushman in the Post. And All For Love is damned with faint praise - "a worthwhile night out" - by Patrick Langston in the Ottawa Citizen.