The Waiting Room is over

The Waiting Room is over

The north end home of KAZAN CO-OP, and host to many theatrical productions since 2014, sings its swan song this week.
Places Please!

Twelfth Night moves

Shakespeare By The Sea boasts original music and a queer reading for its latest show.
Twelfth Night To August 31 Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Park $20 suggested donation tickethalifax.com

Theatre review:Othello at SBTS

The performances and setting boost this Shakespearean tragedy.
For the uninitiated, Othello is the story of an entitled white boy who thinks he deserves a promotion and decides to frame his boss’ wife as having an affair with the man that he did promote, only to have him fly into a homicidal rage and kill her.

Theatre review: The Woodcutter at the Bus Stop

This ambitious Matchstick production features a standout performance from Sébastien Labelle.
Matchstick Theatre ventures deep into the forest with The Woodcutter, a play written by Don Hannah and helmed by its resident director Jake Planinc. An ambitious one-hander, the show rests on the performance of its only actor, Sébastien Labelle.

Matchstick Theatre goes into the woods

The company turns the Bus Stop into a tiny forest for the one-person drama The Woodcutter.
The Woodcutter July 11-15, 8pm (and 2pm Sat-Sun) The Bus Stop Theatre 2203 Gottingen Street $20/$15 (students/seniors/unwaged) tickethalifax.com

Jazz Fest: Pantayo

The gong-punk ensemble breaks down preconceived notions of what CanCon looks like.
“It kinda felt like cultural knowledge FOMO.”

Review: Alice in Wonderland at The Cambridge Battery

Shakespeare By The Sea's remount of its popular fairytale succeeds on most levels.
Shakespeare By The Sea opens its first show of the season with Alice in Wonderland. A remount of a previous production, the family show will run in repertoire this summer with Othello and Twelfth Night.

SLUT: The Play puts a spotlight on consent

LunaSea Theatre brings a dose of teen realness to the Stages festival.
SLUT: The Play Monday, May 28, 2pm & 7:30pmNeptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage $20 (Stages passes $20-$43) neptunetheatre.com

A person-to- person play

Secret Theatre celebrates five years of Landline, a show for two audience members in two cities simultaneously.
Landline: Halifax to Victoria visit halifaxfringe.tickethalifax.com for time slots and instructions May 17-19

Review: In A World Created By A Drunken God at Neptune

Two-hander takes on morality and familial obligation.
For Torontonian Jason (Sean Hauk), life is turned upside down when a stranger named Harry (Jeff Schwager) comes knocking at his door with the news that he is Jason’s half-brother.

The singular becomes universal at Mayworks

One-person shows It’s A Girl and Heavy dive deep into the self this week.
Heavy and It's A Girl!

Shakespeare By The Sea announces 25th season lineup

An unrehearsed favourite returns.
It was much ado about everything for Halifax theatre company Shakespeare By The Sea, whose season launch last night also marked its 25th anniversary.

“Should we go on? Yeah, let’s go on”: Shakespeare By The Sea and Zuppa Theatre in conversation

As Shakespeare By The Sea announces its 25th season in Point Pleasant Park, Zuppa Theatre marks its 20th birthday with a dance party. Those who have been there talk big ideas, making shows and playing to three generations of Halifax audiences.
Zuppa Theatre's 20th anniversary bash featuring Pop-Up Love Party Friday, April 20, 7pm Murphy's Restaurant, 1751 Lower Water Street $25-$40

Theatre review: Mamma Mia! at Neptune

ABBA musical entertains with disco and spectacle.
Mamma Mia is a 1999 ABBA jukebox musical.

The Villain’s Theatre’s World on fire

Villain’s offers a fantastical and feminist look at the planet with Colleen MacIsaac’s The Blazing World.
The Blazing World April 11-15 Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $20-$25 neptunetheatre.com

2b Theatre sweeps the 2018 Robert Merritt Theatre Awards with eight wins

The 2018 Robert Merritt Awards came and went with a swift ceremony in the Casino’s Schooner Showroom on Monday night. Produced by Ken Schwartz with Dustin Harvey as the surprise host, the gala saw 2b Theatre’s Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story take home eight awards, including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play.

Review: Half-Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary at Neptune

Half-Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary is the story of Sugar Mary (Geneviève Steele) a “half-cracked” woman living in rural Nova Scotia with her sister, Yewina (Sharleen Kalayil).

Three new musicals lead 2018 Merritt Award nominees

Heist, 2b and Two Planks top nominations of local theatre's best productions and the artists who make them.
Theatre Nova Scotia has announced the nominees for the annual Merritt Awards, which celebrate excellence in local theatre. Heist's Princess Rules, 2b Theatre's Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story and Two Planks and a Passion's Nothing Less!, all original musicals, top the list.

Ship's Company Theatre announces 2018 season

Two new plays and a remount of six-time Merritt winner Chasing Champions are among this year's offerings.
Ship's Company Theatre announced its upcoming slate on Saturday in Parrsboro. "This is going to be a season with plays by two women and a young African Nova Scotian," says Ship's artistic director Natasha MacLellan.

Review: Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes

Matchstick Theatre brings Jordan Tannahill's Governor General's Award-winning play to the stage.
In 1962, 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot and killed by East German border guards while trying to cross into West Berlin. Jordan Tannahill’s 2014 play imagines the last hour of Fechter’s life as he lay dying from a gunshot wound at the Berlin Wall, reliving the decisions that brought him to this moment.

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Vol 26, No 11
August 9, 2018

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