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“Much Ado About Nothing” by Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Company

WRITTEN BY: William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY: Olivia Botelho STAGE MANAGED BY: Monica Carcary and Laura Sumpter SYNOPSIS Much Ado About Nothing begins with two cousins Beatrice and Hero, who have very different views on marriage, men and life in general. When a group of soldiers comes to visit, Hero becomes engaged to Claudio, and the […]

Fringe Review: The Actor’s Nightmare

By Philip Caunter 55 minutes | Comedy | G Acting! It can be an intimidating thing even if you prepare, and if you have no idea what you’re doing it can be a nightmare. That’s the premise of this play, as the hapless George Spelvin (played by Rod Hagglund) gets tossed about on stage without […]

Shakespeare for people who don’t like Shakespeare

A year and a half ago, Jillian Keiley, the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre, asked Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop to collaborate on a production of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies – Twelfth Night.  However, she wanted them to imagine the play without puppets.  As the Old Trouts say […]

So Much Theatre: Hal and Falstaff

Review by Brian M. Carroll 175 minutes (including one intermission) | Historical Drama | G Like Shel Silverstein’s poem Hamlet as Told on the Streets, the Company of Fools’ street smart production of Hal and Falstaff is aimed at the rabble: the types of folks who paid a penny to stand in the pit of the original Globe […]