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Theatre review: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow

Dear Dad John Patrick Shanley has enjoyed a flurry of award recognitions and nominations in his 30-year career as a playwright, screenwriter, and director. While the 1987 film Moonstruck and the 2004 play Doubt: A Parable are the two creations that had brought this 61-year-old self-made American — born in The Bronx to working-class parents — international acclaim, Doppelganger Theatre Company has…

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Theatre review: Pizza Man

Dear Dad This is the play that has won Darlene Craviotto as much criticism as it has praise since the work was published in 1986. While her allusion that it is impossible for men to be raped by women has been challenged, the piercing wit and sharp humour of her writing is fiercely admired. And now, nearly three decades later, and half a world away from Craviotto’s…