Fall Arts: <i>Chasing Champions</i> by Ship’s Company Theatre

Fall Arts: Chasing Champions by Ship’s Company Theatre

With his very first play, Jacob Sampson has created a showcase for himself—and Nova Scotia—that just keeps getting bigger.
Chasing Champions October 25-27, 8pm (Oct 27 2pm mat) Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street $30 ($10 students) ticketpro.ca

Theatre review: The Little Years at the Bus Stop

Matchstick Theatre's season closer runs until Sunday.
The newest production from CanCon devotee Matchstick Theatre is John Mighton’s The Little Years, directed by Matchstick’s artistic director Jake Planinc and starring Colleen MacIsaac and Christine Daniels. It follows the family of Kate (Kayla Gunn and MacIsaac), a girl who dreams of a career in theoretical mathematics, from 1957 to 2002, mainly through her relationship with her family: Her mother Alice (Mauralea Austin), an artist who gave up her dreams to instead be the perfect wife; her sister-in-law Grace (Daniels), an idealistic feminist and environmentalist; and her unseen brother, William (the poet seems to always get his way).

Fall Arts: This is Nowhere by Zuppa Theatre

Zuppa’s biggest show ever offers a different experience for every audience member.
This is Nowhere September 26-30 reserve free tickets at thisisnowhere.ca

Fall Arts: Jeremy Webb and Neptune Theatre

Neptune’s artistic director is one year into his job, with lots of plans afoot.
Jeremy Webb just crossed a year at the helm of Neptune Theatre: He received the nationally coveted job last August, helping to walk George Pothitos out—while also handing Eastern Front Theatre to Sam Rosenthal—and settling in on his own in January.

Review: Shakespeare in Love at Neptune

A bold, confident season opener.
There’s a good chance you’re going to enjoy Neptune Theatre’s take on Shakespeare in Love. Directed by Jeremy Webb, the play features a host of local Halifax actors, all of whom work to make this play a more comedic venture than I recall the movie being.

Prismatic preview: The exorcism of Shahin Sayadi in Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover

Multitalented artist’s original play shines a light on family drama and blending cultural traditions.
Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover September 13-14 Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue $22-$25 prismaticfestival.com

Halifax Fringe - Week 2 Roundup

The 2018 Halifax Fringe is over for another year and countless hardworking artists, volunteers and audience members can finally get a good night's sleep. The 28th year of the festival saw over $45,000 in box office sales with 6,000+ tickets purchased.

Halifax Fringe 2018 - Day 6

The Extinction of Hong Kongers By Theatre du Poulet

Fringe 2018: Brandon Voyeur

Brandon Lorimer blurs the lines between himself and his creation.
Thu Sep 6, 11:30pm; Sat Sep 8, 3:30 & 10:45pm; Sun Sep 9, 2:45pm

Fringe 2018: The Extinction of Hong Kongers

Theatre du Poulet offers a look at the political climate of Hong Kong over the past two decades.
Thu Sep 6, 10pm; Fri Sep 7, 9:30pm; Sun Sep 9, 7:30pm

Fringe 2018: She Wolf

Gillian English reclaims a queen from Shakespeare and reframes her as a feminist figure.
Live Comedy Album Recording

Fringe 2018: The Negroes Are Congregating

Piece of Mine Arts comes to Halifax to expand its perspective on being Black in Canada.
Fri Sep 7, 9pm; Sat Sep 8, 4pm; Sun Sep 9, 2:30pm

Fringe 2018: Bubble Trans Pride

This Toronto team aims to re-centre the LGTBQ+ conversation around marginalized bodies.
Thu Sep 6, 9:10pm; Sat Sep 8, 8pm

Fringe 2018: Wicked Fountain of Youth

A one-person show takes on fetal alcohol syndrome with sensitivity and humour.
Thu Sep 6, 7pm; Fri Sep 7, 6pm; Sat Sep 8, 11am & 10pm; Sun Sep 9, 12:30pm

Fringe 2018: Door Play

The King’s Theatrical Society takes an everyday object and makes it the star.
Thu Sep 6-Fri Sep 7, 8pm The Pit, University of King's College 6350 Coburg Road, pwyc

Halifax Fringe - Day 5

The Negroes are Congregating By Natasha Adiyana It’s rare to be thoroughly captivated and entertained while also confronted with uncomfortable questions, but The Negroes are Congregating excels at the task.

Halifax Fringe 2018 - Day 4

IN SPAAAAAACE By Nick Cox & Steve Heisler In case the name didn't tip you off already, Terra Novella takes to the final frontier aboard its finest starcraft— the U.S.S. Budget.

Halifax Fringe 2018 - Day 3

Bubble Trans Pride & Holding Hands with the Awkward By Hanlon McGregor and Syrus Marcus Ware “We find out who our community is by going through the hardest times together.”

Halifax Fringe 2018 - Day 2

Something Wrong By Andrew Gaunce

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 21
October 18, 2018

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