Monthly Archives: July 2015

TOP GIRLS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC AND A VEGAN WEEKEND AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL PART I

Photo by David Cooper Top Girls Not long ago, I met a university student who very confidently declared, “I like Stephen Harper.” “And why is that?” I asked, incredulous. “Because he gets things done,” was his answer. “And at what … Continue reading

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CHRISTEL BARTELSE: AN INTERVIEW WITH WRITER, PRODUCER, CLOWN, TEACHER, COMEDIAN – AND CREATOR OF “ONEYMOON” NOW ON ITS WAY TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Christel Bartelse, now appearing at the Hamilton Fringe Festival, will soon be taking her new show, “Oneymoon,” to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This interview took place in July of 2015. James Strecker: Actor Ed Asner once … Continue reading

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SWEET CHARITY AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: ENERGY WITH A HUMAN HEART

In the Shaw Festival production of Sweet Charity, director Morris Panych and his impressive cast reach under the stylized and safely distant entities that musical characters can easily become and find there a vibrant and unforced humanity. I took almost … Continue reading

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IBSEN’S THE LADY FROM THE SEA AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: ANOTHER MUST-SEE GEM IN THE COURTHOUSE THEATRE

A naked woman lies atop a solitary, eroded, but commanding rock formation. A duet of female voices is gradually consumed by an electronic soundscape. The woman turns away from the spirit-dominating darkness around her and, looking toward us, seems consumed … Continue reading

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