ADAP­TA­TIONS WITH A TWIST

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N5 A num­ber of clas­sics are usu­ally part of Fringe fare; this sum­mer you’ll find plays by C.S. Lewis, Harold Pin­ter, Ionesco, Lorca and Neil LaBute.

But some­times the most en­gross­ing re­vivals in­volve vari­a­tions on the orig­i­nal. In a ver­sion of Sopho­cles’ Anti gone, the bat­tle be­tween the in­di­vid­ual and the state brings in the G20 and the Oc­cupy move­ment (from July 4 at the Ran­dolph).

The Other Three Sis­ters re­lo­cates Chekhov’s tale of Rus­sian sibs to sub­ur­ban Eto­bi­coke (from July 5 at St. Vladimir’s).

The Ca­nary Wall­pa­per rein­ter­prets Char­lotte Perkins Gil­man’s eerie 1892 fem­i­nist tale The Yel­low Wall­pa­per, us­ing dance and mu­sic in­stead of text (from July 6 at Theatre Passe Mu­raille Mainspace), while

Ab­so­lute Alice up­dates Lewis Car­roll’s story to to­day’s Toronto (from July 7 at Fac­tory Mainspace).

Antigone gets a G20/Oc­cupy move­ment spin.

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