Whitehorse Theatre Ensemble

Epstein leaves, stage right

Eric Epstein and I are sitting in the black box — the creative centre of the Guild Theatre — the room that can become anything, which has become everything. He reflects back on his last 10 years with the Guild. As he steps out of the position, he recalls the first show he did in …

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Turning Hollywood Upside Down

It’s 6:05 on a Sunday morning, and she has a play opening in only six days. So why is Sarah Rodgers sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Vancouver? Well, so she can spend her day off with Poppy, her 13-month-old adopted daughter from Vietnam. “I feel like a jet-setter,” she quips. Rodgers …

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Venality vs Purity in Tinseltown

The strength of most plays by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet lies in his characters, the moral murk in which they often exist and, above all, the laser-like precision of his dialogue. With the possible exception of his screenplay, Wag the Dog, plot is not Mamet’s long suit. Speed-The-Plow, his 1988 satire about the shallowness and …

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