Tagged Local theatre

One Yellow Rabbit lets Jack Falstaff live his final hour

By Rachel Woodward, November 1 2016 — Sir John Falstaff is a larger-than-life fictional character who made appearances in four Shakespearean plays. His character in Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor is loud and indulgent. While his off-stage death in Henry V left little to the imagination, Canadian playwright John Murrell decided that…

The Good Bride actress talks strong characters

By Ally Baharoon, September 20 2016 — According to actress Arielle Rombough, the process of bringing The Good Bride to her hometown of Calgary came together like a “beautiful artistic sandwich.” Written by Rosemary Rowe, The Good Bride is about 15-year-old Christian girl Maranatha who hopes that every day will be the day her 28-year-old…

Genderbent play portrays origins of Good Will Hunting

By Rachel Woodward, May 21 2015 — Everyone has wondered what kind of bromance Matt Damon and Ben Affleck struck up while writing their classic 1997 drama Good Will Hunting. Theatre Transit now presents that story as the play Matt & Ben, running from May 28–June 6. The play, originally written by Mindy Kaling and…

Vibrator Play sure to tickle audiences’ funny bits

By Rachel Woodward, April 9 2015 — The Artist’s Collective Theatre (ACT) is concluding their 2014-15 season with a play that is sure to rub audiences the right way. Directed by Paul Welch, In the Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play) is a Tony award-winning historical comedy set in New York City about an unusual…

Usually Beauty Fails examines the pursuit of beauty

By Stephanie Tang, April 9 2015 — Six dancers and a rock band will take the stage to create something beautiful at the performance-arts show Usually Beauty Fails. The event, which is playing at Theatre Junction Grand beginning April 15, integrates both pop culture and avant-garde elements. Frédérick Gravel, the show’s creator, director and choreographer,…

Coming Out Monologues returns to Calgary

By Connor Sadler, March 19 2015 — Coming out is an important milestone for members of the LGBTQ community. The Coming Out Monologues provide a forum for individuals to take ownership of their experiences. The event was first held at the University of Calgary six years ago, after starting at the University of California, Riverside…

Theatre company kills puppets on stage

By Connor Sadler, March 5 2015 — Playing as part of the International Festival of Animated Objects (IFAO), Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop (OTPW) returns on March 13 with their acclaimed show, Famous Puppet Death Scenes. The show explores death through a series of shows, each ending in the death of a puppet.  Peter Balkwill,…

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