SHE DOES THE CITY: A girl with a secret we’re dying to discover. (MA)
THEATRE ISN’T DEAD: “Watching DARK LOCKS is like seeing a car crash in slow motion. You know you’re headed for a tragic ending. Yet the writing and performances draw you along with hope that the characters will find some common ground before it’s too late.” Read the review here.
THE TORONTOIST: Dark Locks reunites director Mary Francis Moore with playwright Richard Sanger after last year’s work on acclaimed SummerWorks show Hannah’s Turn, for yet another story exploring the complications of the teacher-student dynamic. This one will see veterans of stage and screen Arsinee Khanjian and Gord Rand sharing the spotlight with a newcomer appearing in her first professional show, 18-year-old Ashley Jagga. If one of the thrills of an event like this is discovering not only great new shows but bourgeoning young talent, this may be the rare opportunity to witness both at the same production. (Kevin Scott)