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The Shakespeare Company brings Hamlet madness to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — “The play’s the thing,” says William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a famous soliloquy. This year, the play will be four very different things, as Haysam Kadri, artistic director of The Shakespeare Company, brings the Danish prince to life on stage in four creative presentations of one of Shakespeare’s most…

Vertigo Theatre keeps spirit of Shakespeare alive with Julius Caesar

By Hibah Faheem, October 10 2017 — Understanding Shakespearean plays can require exceptional effort and recreating these remarkable stories on stage requires unique talent. Luckily, the reenactment of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by The Shakespeare Company at Vertigo Theatre was up to the task. Director Ron Jenkins produced a powerful interpretation of the tragedy with…

Wait Until Dark for Vertigo Theatre’s latest

By Rachel Woodward, January 17 2017 — For most people, a night out at the theatre is a relaxing time, where participating as an audience member is limited to watching a story that might make you laugh or shed a tear. But when was the last time you sat at the theatre feeling genuine fear…

Pseudo-Sherlock tackles dinner party murder in new play

By Connor Sadler, November 20 2014 — Sherlock Holmes plays typically have a serious tone. Holmes paces around the crime scene uncovering clues and revealing motives until he solves the crime. The Game’s Afoot, presented by Vertigo Theatre, puts a comedic twist on the formula by focusing on William Gillette, an actor who used to…

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