Barbara PopelTheatre Reviewer
Barb Popel is a frequent film-goer (hooray for the ByTowne Theatre!) and avid theatre-goer (almost 100 plays per year). She also attends quite a few classical music concerts. Not sure when she sleeps. Quoting a friend, she says, “I don’t support the arts; the arts support me.” Photo by Andrew Alexander.
Barbara Popel: Three Sisters Theatre Company seem to have a knack for picking good female-centric plays by female playwrights, as they’ve returned to The Gladstone with Miss Shakespeare (book and lyrics by Tracey Power, music co-written with Steve Charles).
Carleton’s Learning in Retirement program is in fact open to all ages, plus both schools offer a range of free lectures and cheap mini-courses.
This personal story cum TEDtalk raises universal questions about aging and eldercare that are provocative and timely. Milner’s work is well-timed with law makers currently struggling to legislate Canada’s 2015 Supreme Court ruling on the right to assisted suicide.
Barbara Popel: “Prodigal Son tackles a topic that is new to 9th Hour and one that is rarely, to my knowledge, addressed on stage – that LGBTQ people of faith are often rejected by their childhood faith communities and are misunderstood within their LGBTQ community.”
Barbara Popel: “All in all, if you love Leonard Cohen’s music, you’ll enjoy this show. And you’re sure to come away humming one of his wonderful songs.”