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TNC’s ‘Autobiography of Red’ is enchantingly poignant

Adapted by writer/director Phoebe Fregoli (a fourth-year Concordia student studying women’s studies and creative writing) from the Anne Carson novel-in-verse by the same name, Tuesday Night Café Theatre’s production of Autobiography of Red is a Greek myth transposed to mid-20th century rural southern Ontario. According to ancient legend, the play’s protagonist, Geryon, is a fearsome monster… Keep Reading

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TNC’s ‘Stop Kiss’ is a familiar yet enchanting love story

Stop Kiss—written by Diana Son and directed by Alex Levesque—takes place, like so many other plays, in the West Village of Manhattan. It is there, amid the ubiquitous brownstones and manicured greenery, that Callie (Maha Nagaria), lives by herself, working as a traffic news reporter. Meanwhile, just a couple subway stops away, Sarah (Esmée Cook)… Keep Reading

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‘When Five Years Pass’ substitutes tropes for substance

At face value, McGill’s student-run theatre company Tuesday Night Café (TNC) has the makings of quality independent theatre. The TNC stage is charming and intimate, nestled beneath the gorgeous­—yet often overlooked—Islamic Studies Library. TNC is small, but puts on five productions per year, allowing for the constant introduction of new and innovative material. As such,… Keep Reading

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TNC’s “Be Tween” presents pubescent nostalgia

Tuesday Night Cafe (TNC) Theatre latest production, Be Tween, depicts the honesty the ephemeral and profound experience of undergoing puberty with charming honesty. Written and directed by Concordia student Phoebe Fregoli, the play begins with middle-schooler Gemma (Michaela Snoyer) waiting at a bus stop for her best friend Julie (Claire Morse). Here, she becomes acquaintances… Keep Reading

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TNC’s Ghost World brings the graphic novel to life

[URIS id=47252]  Fans of indie classics, rejoice; Ghost World has been adapted for the stage, right on McGill soil.  Following the fragile relationship between best friends Enid (Beky Seltzer) and Becky (Sarah Foulkes), Ghost World is a portrait of a bond that unravels under the strain of growing up. Told through conversational vignettes, the play… Keep Reading

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TNC’s The Flood Thereafter feels entirely washed up

The Flood Thereafter was a risky choice for a student production. Tuesday Night Café Theatre (TNC) Directors Daphné Morin and Cleo da Fonseca chose a complex piece that weaves surrealism, small-town identity, and Greek myth together. Coming in closer to two hours than the promised hour and a half, The Flood Thereafter plods along its… Keep Reading

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Horror and hilarity converge on TNC stage in Blue Heart

Strange and elusive energies crackle with abandon on the Tuesday Night Café (TNC) stage in Caryl Churchill’s unnerving Blue Heart, a production of two one-act plays performed as a set. Teasing apart cruel dimensions of language and longing in a theatrical experiment in form, the self-sabotaging construction of the play suggests dark avenues of fear and… Keep Reading

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Back to Bukowski’s future

In an age dominated by tweets and texts, it is quite easy to forget—or at least be distanced from—the chaos and warfare that ravages the world today. Kim Kardashian ‘breaks’ the Internet while Russia breaks international laws. Dresses change from white to blue on Facebook while the situation in Syria stagnates. ‘Tinderites’ incessantly strike out… Keep Reading

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