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Randy Hughson
Randy Hughson

The joy of classic and comedic theater

NCPR's theater critic Connie Meng took in some of the plays this season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She also spoke with a favorite Canadian stage actor, Randy Hughson. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, and played hockey and lacrosse while in high school. But he also hung a poster from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on his bedroom wall. He did a play on a lark, and found performing so much fun that he studied acting at Ryerson University in Toronto. Connie spoke with him about working with Peter Hinton at the NAC in Ottawa on "Buried Child" earlier this year, and about his current productions, including playing Senex in the musical comedy, "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" at Stratford this season.  Go to full article
Peter Hinton    (photo: Laird Mackintosh)
Peter Hinton (photo: Laird Mackintosh)

People: Peter Hinton on "Macbeth" at the NAC

Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next month at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, now in his second year as Artistic Director of the English Theatre at the NAC, is directing the show. NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng caught up with Hinton recently at his office in Ottawa to talk about his theatre craft and directing Macbeth in a 20th century context.  Go to full article
Janick H?bert, Kelli Fox and Nicola Lipman as Nawal at 3 different ages. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann
Janick H?bert, Kelli Fox and Nicola Lipman as Nawal at 3 different ages. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre review: Scorched at the NAC in Ottawa

The English language world premiere of Scorched runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through April 21. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Allegra Fulton as Frida Kahlo. Dean Godwin photo.
Allegra Fulton as Frida Kahlo. Dean Godwin photo.

Theatre review: Frida K. at the NAC in Ottawa

Frida K. runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through January 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Jonathon Young in <i>Brilliant!</i>. Photo: Tim Matheson.
Jonathon Young in Brilliant!. Photo: Tim Matheson.

Theatre Review: Brilliant! at the NAC in Ottawa

Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla runs in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through April 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Randy Hughson in <i>Earshot</i>, photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
Randy Hughson in Earshot, photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre Review: Earshot at the NAC in Ottawa

Earshot runs in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through February 25. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Stephen Ouimette in <i>I Am My Own Wife</i>. Photo: Andrée Lanthier
Stephen Ouimette in I Am My Own Wife. Photo: Andrée Lanthier

Theatre Review: I Am My Own Wife at the NAC in Ottawa

The award-winning play I Am My Own Wife runs on the Main Stage at the NAC in Ottawa through January 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Michael Ball in <i>Ruthford and Son. Photo: Andree Lanthier
Michael Ball in Ruthford and Son. Photo: Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: Rutherford and Son at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Rutherford and Son, an import from the Shaw Festival, is playing on the Main Stage at the National Arts Center through November 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Kate Hennig as Agnete Ottosen
Kate Hennig as Agnete Ottosen

Theatre Review: The Danish Play at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Danish Play opens the season in the Studio Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through November 6. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has our review.  Go to full article
Rejean J. Cournoyer as Beausoleil, Susan Gilmour as Pélagie. Photo: Lucas Oleniuk
Rejean J. Cournoyer as Beausoleil, Susan Gilmour as Pélagie. Photo: Lucas Oleniuk

Theatre Review: Pelagie at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The new musical Pelagie opened last Thursday at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through May 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

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