By Brian Friel. Directed by Krista Jackson. Until Oct. 15 at the Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. shawfest.com or 1-800-511-7429 Staging Brian Friel’s great 1990 play is a divil of a job to get right, as the Irish might say. Looked at too simply, it’s a sepia-toned memory story about an unconventional extended Donegal family in the late summer of 1936, shot through with laughter and warmth.
By Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke and Steven Prengels of Les Ballets C de la B and NTGent. Until June 24 at the Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. luminatofestival.com or 416-368-4849. The command in the title evokes military precision and a linear sense of purpose, but it can’t contain the careening energy of this large-scale theatre/music/dance piece currently playing at the Bluma Appel Theatre as part of the Luminato Festival.
In this vein, Wildfire, a show researched and performed by seven actors living with Down syndrome and directed by acclaimed playwright Judith Thompson, ran last month at the Young Centre in the Distillery District. The play is part of a growing embrace by wider society of the creativity of people across a spectrum of abilities. That’s because it springs from the vivid, lateral imagination of its co-writer and lead performer Niall McNeil, who lives with Down syndrome.
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Selecting a term
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