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The index to Travelblogue: Toronto 2011 for Theatre and Dining.

This lists the posted stories for my two week stay in Toronto, Ontario. I check out the restaurant and summer theatre scene including the Summerworks Festival, and also visit Stratford for more theatre and dining.

Friday 12th August
 
Toronto Summerworks 2011. Theatre Reviews Part I.
          Out at Sea  
           Freda and Jem's Best of the week
           Waterfront: The Blessing

Wabora Fusion Japanese Restaurant (Restaurant Review)

Bier Market (Restaurant Review)

Saturday 13th August

Hoops Sports...

Mike Ross & Fiona Reid. Photo by Cylla von TiedemannWhite Biting Dog by Judith Thompson
Directed by Nancy Palk
Soulpepper Theatre Company
Michael Young Theatre,
Young Centre for Performing Arts
August 18 to Oct 1st , 2011

Toronto, ON:  Two years  ago I became a Judith Thompson fan when I saw Palace of The End  performed in Vancouver by Alexa Devine, Russell Roberts and Laara Sadiq. I called it "a stunning theatrical experience" and the three...

The Theatre Centre. Folks waiting for the show.The Factory courtyard before the final showThe 10 PM show on the last day of Summerworks 2011 completed my theatre marathon of nine shows in three days.  Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!

I was tired but exhilarated by the variety of works available to see, and the wealth of talent from established to emerging...

So we come to Sunday, the last day of the Festival and I am planning to see four plays. The dilemma is how to chose what to see, juggling priorities, time slots and distances. And selection of what to see is a subject to which I will return later.

My first choice was Hannah Moscovitch's "Little One." I first heard of her when I saw "East of Berlin" and really loved her writing.  A year later  I saw Mexico City and The Russian Play, two short plays by Moscovitch and although I was not as "blown away" by...

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