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The Detective’s Handbook

SUDS—Studio B, 7:30pm. Wednesday—Saturday, April 30—May 10. The Detectives Handbook—a blend of hip hop, jazz, and film noir—is SUDS, and musical theatre, at its audacious best. With words by Ian Ferrington and music by Olga Solar, The Detectives Handbook recounts the story of the grizzled Detective Thompson and his naïve young partner, Hartman. They’re forced…

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Review: Twelfth Night

As I attempt to type ‘twelfth’ correctly for the fourth time, I consider that it would almost impossible to stage a production of Twelfth Night—by far the gayest of Shakespeare’s works—in this day and age, which ignores the blatant possibility for explicitly queer interpretation and characterisation. You know, we’re there, we’ve reached that point. Sport…

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Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

  Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar has been reimagined countless times over the centuries. The 2012 Royal Shakespeare production employed an entirely black cast and relocated the play to Africa to provide commentary on despotism and corruption. Bell Shakespeare’s 2011 production transposed the play into the modern political context of backroom dealings and leadership challenges,…