Finding the Music of Plays: “The Four Cases” in 1991

Peter Farbridge 30th Anniversary, Home

A look back… Retrospective #3 in honour of Modern Times’ 30th anniversary season. Co-artistic Directors Soheil Parsa and Peter Farbridge remember “The Four Cases” in 1991. What was this show about, Soheil? Soheil:  “The Four Cases” is Bahram Beyza’ie’s mythic play about the dangers of absolute power. Four figures– The Red, The Yellow, The Green and The Black — are …

Ann-Marie Kerr Remembers The Balcony

Peter Farbridge 30th Anniversary, Home

A look back… Retrospective #2 in honour of Modern Times’ 30th anniversary season. Ann-Marie Kerr remembers Modern Times’ production of Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” in 1990 “The Balcony” was huge for me. It was my first show out of theatre school and was truly a life-changing experience. The wild theatrical sensibility and political fire that Soheil brought to it still …

Soheil’s Sufi Cycle

Peter Farbridge 30th Anniversary, Home

A look back… the first of a series of retrospectives in honour of Modern Times’ 30th anniversary season. Soheil’s Sufi Cycle This was the title of Modern Times’ first-ever review on June 22, 1989 —by none other than Jon Kaplan, a fresh young theatre critic at NOW Magazine. Soheil and Peter had just mounted their first professional production, “The Conquest”, …