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The Flip Side: A Changeable World

/By / Jul 10, 2016


The Flip Side is a weekly roundup of the week’s most interesting theatre stories from outside of Toronto.

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”
– Ernst Fischer

In keeping with this idea, gun control is the focus of two new plays. May they offer insight, spark thought, ignite conversation, and pave the way for change.

In other news…

  • When done right, a poster for a play is more than an advertisement; it’s a thing of beauty, a spark for thought and conversation. It’s a work of art. Erik Piepenburg for The New York Times gives a glimpse into the design process of the poster for the current Chicago revival of Death & Harry Houdini.
  • I’m sorry, but why would anyone “hate-watch” The Sound of Music? There’s literally not one thing to hate about it. I also learned from this article that She Loves Me was the first Broadway show to be live-streamed to audiences!


[1] Hamilton reference!

Hannah Antaki

Hannah Antaki

Hannah works in casting, the only profession that allows her to truthfully use work as an excuse to stay home and watch TV. A dropout of both preschool and law school, she loves Montreal bagels, Harry Potter, and conversations about diversity. Her diet starts tomorrow.



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