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Connie Meng's reviews of Canadian productions now appear also on the Capital Critics Circle site in Ottawa.

Theatre Calendar

6/20-7/19 She Loves Me, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/1-7/26 Jake's Gift, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/2-7/12 The Fox on the Fairway, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/10-7/19 Man of La Mancha, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
7/10-7/19 The Whale, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/11-7/27 My Way, Depot Theatre, Westport
7/11-8/3 Come Blow Your Horn, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
7/11-8/16 The Tempest, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/15-8/16 The Two Gentleman of Verona, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/16-7/26 Arsenic and Old Lace, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/17-10/11 Lake Effect, Lake George Dinner Theatre
7/24-8/2 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/25-8/23 The Importance of Being Earnest, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/30-8/9 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/31-8/18 Harvey, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/1-8/17 Greater Tuna, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/8-8/31 Dial M for Murder, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
8/15-9/20 TheUgly One, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/22-8/81 Pete 'n' Keeley, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/28-9/20 Death of a Salesman, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/29-9/20 Waiting for the Parade, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON


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Jul 24, 2014 — Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.
Jul 21, 2014 — The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.
Jul 21, 2014 — When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.
 



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Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Blue Box" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Carmen Aguirre's BLUE BOX is running at GCTC in Ottawa through February 3. The 90-minute play, performed without intermission, is autobiographical and broad in scope.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: "The Number 14" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16, turns an ordinary bus route into a hilarious adventure. Six performers transform into more then 60 characters who swing and sing in and out of escapades aboard Vancouver's funniest bus.  Go to full article
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee

Theatre Review: "Pride and Prejudice" in Ottawa

"Pride and Prejudice," a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and Theatre Calgary, is running at the NAC through December 8. This world premiere adaptation by Janet Munsil features a company of actors from across Canada who interpret Jane Austin's classic novel about love, family and the politics of marriage.  Go to full article
Jackie Richardson and Andrew Moodie   Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "thirsty" at the National Arts Centre

The World Premiere of "thirsty" by Dionne Brand is running in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through November 17. Based on her book of poetry of the same...  Go to full article
Margo MacDonald as Loretta and Mary Ellis as Frances.  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "Fly Me to the Moon" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Canadian premiere of "Fly Me to the Moon" is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through November 18. It's a terrific black comedy by the author of...  Go to full article
Francine Deschepper & Gil Garratt  Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

"The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" has opened the English Theatre season at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through November 3. Based on the short story by Sheldon...  Go to full article
Deidre Gillard-Rowlings/Darryl Hopkins in Tempting Providence. Theatre Newfoundland Labrador.<br /><br />Photo by Peter Buckle, PB Productions. <br /><br />

Theatre Review: "Tempting Providence" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

"Tempting Providence" tells the story of a remarkable nurse, Myra Bennett. She spent her life caring for the population of the bleak Newfoundland coast. By the time she...  Go to full article
Paul Rainville as Ernie Michael Mancini as George Kate Hurman as Mae & cast GCTC's The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "The Secret Mask" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Secret Mask has opened the season at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa and runs through September 30. The play tells the story of George who gets a...  Go to full article
Sonia Torres, Wilma Rivera, Elle De Amor, Norma Perez-Hernandez, Denise Estrada.  Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Real Women Have Curves" at the Depot Theatre

Real Women Have Curves runs at the Depot Theatre through September 9. The comedy, set in a tiny sewing factory in Los Angeles, explores the lives of five full-figured...  Go to full article
Jenny Young as Frieda & Jonathan Wilson as Heinrich  Photo: Kaufmann Photography

Theatre Review: "The Clockmaker" at 1000 Islands Playhouse

The Clockmaker is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through September 8. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this...  Go to full article

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