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Monday, 6 April 2015

Infinity Reviews

We've just opened Infinity, our co-production with Tarragon Theatre. So far the audience and critics are loving it! Below are a few reviews. As new reviews come out, we'll be sure to continue posting here. If you've had the chance to see Infinity, tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Review by Susan G. Cole

“Brilliant; makes you feel as much as it makes you think”

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

3/4 stars
Review by: J. Kelly Nestruck

“Infinity shifts from a play of ideas to a family drama – and it’s a beautifully acted one...”

Photo by John Lauener

The Star
Review by: Carly Maga
3.5 / 4 stars

"Moscovitch... is visceral. And the acting from Braunstein, Rutherford and especially McGee is extremely affecting."

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Review by: Dorianne Emmerton

“I loved the interplay between real-world relationship dynamics and high concept physics.”

“[Ross Manson] captures Infinity’s sequence of events in arousing intervals.”

The Theatre Reader
Review by: Veronica Appia

"This play is as brilliant as it is haunting -  a perfect combination of music, math and science that doesn't make your head hurt, but manages to makes your heart hurt."

The Slotkin Letter
"Director Ross Manson has created a production of seamless collaboration..."


4 stars

Town Crier
"infinitely great"

If you haven't had the chance to see Infinity, join us at the Tarragon Theatre before it closes on May 3.  Select dates have very limited seating so book today


1. Anyone under the age of 35 can book $22 tickets for April 1 - 22 performances with the coupon code "Tarragon22"

2. Artsworker and students tickets are available for $29

3. Rush tickets are available for $15, two hours before showtime at the box office. Limited availability.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dear Diary: Infinity rehearsal, preview week

Every week, Infinity Assistant Director, Mariel Marshall writes us a diary entry of her experience in the rehearsal hall. If you haven't already, start at the beginning by scrolling down to Dear Diary: Preparing for Infinity Rehearsals. 

Here's what Mariel has to say about Infinity's preview week:

We’ve had a week of previews and it’s been a really exciting time. We continued to undergo changes to the script and to the staging all week. Having an audience witness the performance gives us a lot of feedback about which scenes are working and what timing and rhythms create laughs, tension, and catharsis. Tonight we open the show! We won’t have the chance to do any further edits or rewrites, so it’s our last chance to make any final tweaks. So far, the feedback we’ve received from audiences has been incredibly exciting. People are buzzing about this show. It’s a crazy beautiful piece about love, math and time, and it’s been crafted with incredible care. Enjoy!

Hannah Moscovitch, Andréa Tyniec, Amy Rutherford,
Paul Braunstein, Haley McGee, and Ross Manson