ADAPTATIONS WITH A TWIST
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.