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Actress comfortable in Chekhov's shorts
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov 11, 1999
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Section: ENTERTAINMENT
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Clearly, [Liisa Repo-Martell] has overcome her reservations. After appearing in Soulpepper Theatre's revival of Platonov last summer at Harbourfront, she is turning her energies to Chekhov Shorts, a new Theatre Smith-Gilmour project opening Wednesday at Factory Studio Cafe (125 Bathurst St.).

Repo-Martell, who made her stage debut at the age of 15 in DNA Theatre's 1986 production This Is What Happens In Orangeville, has been asserting herself of late as a distinctive stage and screen presence. A Gemini Award winner last year for her starring role in CBC-TV's Nights Below Station Street, her stage credits include an achingly fragile turn in The Glass Menagerie at London's Grand Theatre and a feisty role in Go Chicken Go's Easy Lenny Lazmon And The Great Western Ascension.

Two grandes dames of the Canadian stage, Charmion King and Barbara Chilcott, star in Tennessee Williams' one-act play, A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot, beginning Monday at Solar Stage Lunchtime Theatre in Scotia Plaza at King and Yonge. Performances are weekdays at 12:12 p.m.

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