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SCPA making a splash with Metamorphoses

By Nikayla Goddard, November 23 2017 — Great plays are able to explore what it means to be human. The upcoming production of Metamorphoses from the University of Calgary’s School of the Creative and Performing (SCPA) is no exception. Based on Ovid’s classic poem Metamorphoses, director Haysam Kadri says the play by Mary Zimmerman is…

Crime Does Not Pay makes a musical out of comics

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — How do you take violent comics and the tragic life of their creator and turn it into a musical? David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor’s play, Crime Does Not Pay, will bring that story to the Calgary stage. Co-produced by Downstage Theatre and Forté Musical Theatre, the show follows…

Gracie brings polygamy and doubt to Calgary stage

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — Beginning with an eight-year-old living in the interior of British Columbia as a part of a polygamous sect, Gracie is the struggle between the desire to belong to a community and growing doubt. The piece is a collaboration between the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and Calgary’s Alberta Theatre…

The Exquisite Hour explores an unlikely friendship

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — What would you do if an encyclopedia salesperson wound up in your backyard one warm summer night? Set in 1962, The Exquisite Hour explores what Zachary Teale does when he meets encyclopedia salesperson Helen Darimont in his backyard. Written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, Lunchbox Theatre will present…

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