PRESS FILEACME Theatre Co. 

 

 

“A theater company renowned for doing important work.”  

- Toronto Life -

 

“The ACME Theatre Co. has filled a niche in this theatre-rich town by staging some of the bleakest, most disturbing, and most important plays in the British & American avant-garde repertoire.”  

- The Star -

 

 

 

 

CROOK BACK DICKY  adapted from the works of  Shakespeare

directed by Dean Gabourie

 

Sid Vicious + Shakespeare  = LOVE ! - Fringe blog

 

A stroke of genius…a high-concept, punk rock adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III, deserves credit for its imagination and showmanship …accessible and fast-paced. Shakespeare is rolling in his grave, but at least he's getting some exercise. 

- EYE Magazine

 

The multimedia piece fascinates… - NOW Magazine NNNN

 

Fantastic show…the execution is brilliant...I adored it and recommend it for anyone who wants to see interesting theatre.

- The National Post

 

 

 

THE WATER CRAWLERS by Geoff Kavanagh

directed by Dean Gabourie

 

Water’s True Poetry…In a language of myth and commonplace poetry that has the relentless tug of an undertow, Geoff Kavanagh’s thoughtful drama The Water Crawlers tells the tale of a foursome moving forward, though not always together. Stephan Droege’s set contrasts yesterdays’ purity and today’s pollution…Director Dean Gabourie and the cast know how to provide layers of heartfelt emotion.

- NOW Magazine NNNN 

 

 

 

ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson

directed by Dean Gabourie

 

One the most sophisticated pieces of writing in the whole festival… the piece works so well because McPherson is a first-rate storyteller, and in Adam Bramble – working under Dean Gabourie’s sharp direction – he has a performer with a knack for drawing us into his tales and the ability to make the speaker an increasingly complex figure with the thoughts to share on the power of art, love, and dreams.

- NOW Magazine NNNN

 

 

 

STATES OF SHOCK by  Sam Shepard

directed by David Oiye

 

Darkly humorous…unusual…tough…the effort is worth the watching. The vitriol, the wit, the nonsense of it all makes States of Shock a hugely powerful piece. - The Globe & Mail ****

 

 

GOLGO by Howard Barker

directed by Peter Hinton

 

loved the play and this production! Golgo excites with beauty and elegance…the performances are splendid, I was captivated and exhausted by Golgo. It is a new era of theatre-making…difficult but so bloody intelligent and exciting, I can’t recommend it enough. - Classical 96 FM

 

 

LINE by Israel Horovitz

directed by David Oiye

 

Landmark Line fits the bill! Over the past few years, the ACME Theatre Co. has filled a niche in this theatre rich town by staging some of the bleakest most disturbing plays in the British and American avante-garde repertoire. - The Toronto Star

 

 

MARAT / DeSADE by Peter Weiss as devised by Greg Kramer

directed by Greg Kramer, Jacquie PA Thomas, Laura J. Forth

The Umbrella FactoryACME Theatre Co., Theatre Afful, Theatre AsylumTheatre Complete, Theatre Gargantua

 

Seeing this play left me badly shaken. I was treated to the most gripping theatrical performance I had ever seen. I want to thank The Umbrella Factory for their outstanding work. - letter to NOW Magazine

 

Dora Mavor Moore Nomination, Outstanding Production

 

 

 

SAVED by Edward Bond

directed by Colin Taylor
 

Once Banned, Play Rises Again! At a remove of twenty-five years and with the excellent production, which the ACME Theatre Co. has just opened, it is possible to appreciate the clarity and even the beauty of the production. - The Globe & Mail 

 

Two Dora Mavor Moore Nominations, Oustanding Performance

Colleen Williams, Awarded Outstanding Performance

 

 

 

SAVAGE IN LIMBO by John Patrick Shanley

directed by Linda Matassa

 

ACME debut reveals strong acting talent. - NOW Magazine

 

These ACME types have made an impressive entrance, which should be seen by their peers as an example of how good theatre can be accomplished under minimal conditions. - Metropolis Magazine