Author: Sean McQuaid

Review: Meanwhile in Ward 16

Brilliant Mistakes

“I was a fine idea at the time,” Elvis Costello once sang. “Now I’m a brilliant mistake.” That lyric’s been on your susceptible scribbler...

Review: Culture Shock

3x2 = Funny

Lorne Elliott usually works alone. He’s not antisocial – the witty, wild-haired comedian/actor/writer/musician has dabbled in many collaborations ...

Review: Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™

Sweet 19

For your anglophile analyst, the Charlottetown Festival’s endless run of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ feels a bit like the British sci-fi...

Review: Into the Den

Personal Trainor

Accomplished PEI stage and screen veteran Dennis Trainor is a longtime ensemble contributor who is seldom billed as a solo star. A far fuller picture ...

Review: 12 Angry Women

Fiercer by the Dozen

Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men started life as a 1954 TV special. It’s been reworked in a host of stage and screen incarnations since then, but TV...

Review: 7 Stories

Magnificent Seven

Your old-timey observer’s been at this reviewing racket long enough that I inevitably cover certain plays more than once – and Morris Panych’s s...

Review: An Improvised Christmas Carol

Yule Be Amazed

Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 novella A Christmas Carol has been reprinted, adapted, imitated and lampooned endlessly, so coming up with a new spin ...

Review: Four One-Act Comedies Did by Rob MacDonald

We Was Robbed 

Ye olde reviewer last visited The Guild to watch a musical based on an Anne of Green Gables novel, so it neatly bookends the month to be back there a ...

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