Breaking Macbeth

Breaking Macbeth

Steady Theatre Co. makes its stage debut by zeroing in on the characters and relationships behind Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

The Villain's Theatre puts Fox on trial

The Villian’s Theatre and Kathryn McCormack re-imagine Ben Jonson’s centuries old Volpone to tell the survivor’s unheard story.
Fox February 20-24 Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue 8pm (Wed-Sat) 2pm, 8pm (Thu, Sat, Sun) $10-25,

Concord Floral’s patterns

The award-winning suburban gothic thriller offers a showcase for new, young actors to get to play actual teenagers.
In Concord Floral, suburban Toronto teens adopt an abandoned million-square-foot greenhouse as their hangout, imbibing and exploring.

A rule-breaking Hamlet for the era of political rule breakers

This immersive production of Shakespeare’s still-relevant play invites the audience to the literal table, and that’s just the beginning.

Hamlet January 9-20 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage 1593 Argyle Street $28-$37

Theatre review: Cinderella: A Holiday Pantomime at Neptune

Musical theatre enjoyable for all ages.
I can’t say I was chomping at the bit to see Cinderella, the latest of Neptune Theatre’s holiday offerings. Albeit a holiday show bereft of holiday feels (you’ll have to see A Christmas Carol for that), this fairytale adaptation proves to be a disarmingly zany experience.

Mouthpiece’s brain matter

In the award-winning drama, two actors get inside one woman’s head.
Mouthpiece To Nov 18, 8pm (2pm Sun mat) Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth $35 ($25 underwaged)

What to Expect When You Aren’t Expected’s queer health care study

The new play puts true birthing stories from queer Nova Scotia women on stage.
What to Expect When You Aren't Expected Sat Nov 10 (8pm), Sun Nov 11 (2pm & 8pm) Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer Street $10/$20

Theatre review: Some Blow Flutes at the Bus Stop

HomeFirst Theatre's new drama features a searing performance from Mary-Colin Chisholm.
Note: This review is based on a preview performance.

Theatre review: Playing with Fire at Neptune

A one-man show about NHL star Theo Fleury is an entertaining cautionary tale.
In Playing with Fire, a one-man-show set on an ice rink, actor Shaun Smyth sets out to tell you the life of NHL superstar Theo Fleury.

KAMP’s survival songs

The new musical reveals a little-known part of WWII, where gay men kept culture alive in the darkest of circumstances.
KAMP To November 11 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$50

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

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)

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

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

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Vol 26, No 38
February 14, 2019

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