In my last column I mentioned that my family and I had escaped the city and taken refuge at my parents’ farm for the foreseeable future. It’s become our “Greenbelt safe house,” and has allowed me to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Best of all, it has given me the rare opportunity to really slow down and connect more deeply to the land around me.
Princess of Wales Theatre
Toronto – David Mirvish is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of Blindness, a socially distanced sound installation.
May flowers have arrived in abundance and our daily walks have become far more vibrant. I love the spring foliage around our neighbourhood and, with summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to preserve some of this beauty.
Spring is finally here! The pandemic may still be going strong but it hasn’t stopped the flowers from blooming or the birds from returning.
I don’t tolerate uncertainty very well. Some people make plans for the weekend; I make plans for the next 20 years. Needless to say, for me, this pandemic has been like an endless cognitive therapy exercise in exposure: no certainty, no plans, just the moment we’re living in for better or worse.
April 10th marks the 25th Anniversary of the world premiere of Two Pianos, Four Hands (2P4H). The show by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt began at the Tarragon Theatre in 1996 and has gone on to become the most produced play in Canadian theatre history. Mirvish presented 2P4H in Toronto three times, in 1998, 2003 and 2001, each time to sold-out houses. Mirvish also presented the show off Broadway in New York and in London’s West End.