Barb Popel: “I sincerely hope that Entangled has a life after this Fringe. This rich, fascinating play deserves a wide audience. A magnificent piece of theatre and of history!”
Ian Farthing is directing Bear and Company’s production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at The Gladstone Theatre, with Paul Rainville in the lead role of George. The play opens April 7th. Brian Carroll interviewed Farthing and Rainville about this production and some of their other work. Apt613: Can you give me a […]
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 […]
Set in 1950 and based on the popular book by Ottawa author Brian Doyle, this great production tells the story of how Young Tommy (played very well by Lewis Wynne-Jones) takes a life-changing trip from Ottawa to his grandparents’ cottage in Low, Quebec.
Over the course of 85 minutes (including one intermission) we follow a cast of five characters though a cascade of profanity, questionable ethics, infidelity, violence — even self-mutilation. The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is ending its 2013-14 season with the world premiere of The Burden of Self Awareness, a dark comedy written by Canadian […]
At this time of year, most of us, whatever our religious beliefs, enjoy stories with messages of redemption and happy endings. Charles Dickens knew what he was doing when he wrote A Christmas Carol, as did Frank Capra when he directed It’s a Wonderful Life. And so did Canada’s prolific playwright Norm Foster when […]
What’s funny about a stroke? Plenty. Enough, at least, to make for a play that’s sensitive and humorous in equal measure. The Secret Mask is a richly-written text given a worthy, full interpretation by three talented performers and a promising start to the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s 2012–13 season. In The Secret Mask, Winnipeg businessman […]