As I watched Adrienne Gould’s Ophelia stagger and rail across the stage in Antoni Cimolino’s production of Hamlet, I thought that something must truly be rotten in the state of Denmark.
More than a few surprises are likely in store for patrons this season, which is underlined by the theme of “discovery and eureka moments”
Lizzie Vogel, middle child of three, narrates this clear-eyed, comic tale of family dysfunction. It’s 1970, and Lizzie’s mother has just overheard a phone conversation that results in the break-up of her marriage. She takes her three children and dog, and moves from their comfortable suburban English home to a small and self-contained village. As a divorcée, she and her children are outsiders from the start.
The wonderfully iconic paintings of Ted Harrison, with their bright, vibrant colours, have become synonymous with Canada’s Far North.
Pastor uses music industry connections to bring in award-winner Ken Whiteley
May is Jumpstart Month in St. Marys, with charity BBQs planned for May 16 and 30
This year’s deadline is Friday, May 29
We’ve all had bad days. Days that start poorly (stubbing one’s toe on the foot of the bed), continue badly (coffee cream gone off), get worse (flat tire in the rain), rise to a pitch of calamity (power outage before saving tomorrow’s big presentation) and finish with one in a foetal position under a desk sucking one’s thumb and whimpering for mama. Been there, done that, every single one of us.
“The bow swung round and the ship leaned over at a crazy angle. I hung on to my gun to keep from getting thrown overboard. From my position I could see two trails of bubbles racing toward us from out of the dark, frigid water. Beyond that, there was just the blackness of a North Atlantic night.”
The 2015 SpringWorks Indie Theatre and Arts Festival kicked off with a rousing performance by Trent Severn at the Stratford City Hall Auditorium on Thursday, May 7.