For those of you who don’t already know, Bernhard was/is Austria’s leading literary light. A novelist, playwright and poet, Bernhard is only just now starting to gain appreciation here through translation. The NYT has a profile on him, but more accessible for you Toronto Ninjas is the English-language world premier of his play “Ritter, Dene, Voss” being mounted in November by North America’s only theatre company dedicated solely to exploring the boundaries between poetry and theatre, One Little Goat. (Full disclosure: I am one of three board members for this company.) Artistic director (and experimental poet) Adam Seelig, who brought One Little Goat from its native New York City to Toronto two years ago, has gathered some of the city’s best talents for this production and it looks to be a real coming-of-age for an already distinguished company. It’s history in the making and over the next few years I predict you’ll hear more and more about Bernhard as his works come back into vogue and become more widely available in English, and more about OLG as they work their way into the Toronto artistic scene. Ironically, I can’t attend because I’m now in St. John’s, but I encourage you to buy tickets early for this limited seating engagement, and to bring some friends to support this great theatre endeavour. All the info is there on the “Now Playing” page — and you can even charge it by phone. Artistic integrity AND convenience. Can you do no wrong, One Little Goat?