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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Never a Syllable

Animating Nova Scotian history in a way that entertains and satisfies

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Halifax circa 1813 comes to life in Never a Syllable
  • Benny Fong
  • Halifax circa 1813 comes to life in Never a Syllable

Theatre based on historical facts can be a mine field. So often, the playwright feels the need to share every fact that has been painstakingly gathered from the archive and ends up with a play that is an inert info-dump lacking in drama. I am thrilled to say that with Never a Syllable, first-time playwright Paul Robinson has avoided this trap completely, delivering an entertaining and emotionally satisfying story. The focus is divided among three intertwined storylines set in Halifax in 1813 that touch on love, politics and war. Credit goes to Pamela Halstead who shaped the production as director, dramaturg, co-playwright and set designer and to the outstanding cast of John Dartt, Andrea Lee Norwood. Michael Mcphee, Gordon Patrick White and Brian Heighton. There are so many important, local stories in Nova Scotia that call out to be told, and this stunning production is a first-class primer on how to bring them out of the history books and into the light of the stage.

March 28th at 10am & 7:30pm and March 29th at 4pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults: $21, Senior / under 12: $19
Alderney Landing Theatre

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