How The Light Lies (On You) illuminates failure’s long shadow

A new, all-woman theatre collective celebrates the overlooked legacy of artist Florine Stettheimer
How the Light Lies (On You) Aug 8, 9, 7:30pm; Aug 11 2:30pm, 7:30pm Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street Pay What You Can/$10-$30

The Power of Preston is in its people 

A new musical showcases the “broadness and richness" of Canada’s oldest Black community.
The Power of Preston Aug 13-14, 7pm Alderney Landing Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth $15/$20

Halifax, meet Hedwig

Help kick off Pride with a production of the queer punk-rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Just in time for Pride, Halifax audiences will have a chance to wig out and enjoy what Rolling Stone has dubbed "the best rock musical ever."

Park Wizards

Shakespeare By The Sea trods the Yellow Brick Road to summer.
The Wizard of Oz

Assassins creed

Whale Song Theatre presents a look at historical American criminals, with songs by Stephen Sondheim.
Assassins June 25-30, 8pm (and 2pm Sat-Sun) The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street $10-$25 whalesongassassins.eventbrite.com

The asymmetry of Scoop

New Stages entry explores the asymmetry of life as a one-breasted woman.
Five-and-a-half years ago, after having one of her breasts removed at the IWK, Julie Vandervoort was sent home not with painkillers, but with a gift card for a lingerie store.

Theatre review: Little Thing, Big Thing

Neptune remounts Donal O'Kelly's warped two-hander.
There’s a hell of a lot at work in Little Thing, Big Thing. Resurrected by director Jeremy Webb, the Merritt-winning Neptune take on Donal O’Kelly’s play is a venture jam-packed with hints of Hitchcock-esque suspense riddled with madcap antics and a million different feckin’ uses of the f-word.  Between moments of beautiful poetic language and humour, Little Thing, Big Thing strives to tackle the world of international politics and the impossibly long reaches of mega-corporations (in this case the affluent Scarab Oil company).

The Children’s cross-generational climates

Lucy Kirkwood’s environmental thriller views climate change through the lens of three retired nuclear engineers.
The Children

Hello City’s powerful play

The troupe of seven improvisers has invigorated Halifax comedy by embracing the city, the community and each other.
Hello City presents: The Hello Baby Show Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street $5/$10/$20

The blazing Color Purple

The women of Neptune’s season closer discuss how a story that begins 110 years ago spins into present time.
The Color Purple: The Musical To June 2 Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$86 neptunetheatre.com On a sharp and sunny Tuesday morning, the lobby of Neptune Theatre is quiet.

Here are your 2019 Merritt Award winners

Honouring the year in local theatre.
The Merritt Awards, Theatre Nova Scotia's annual celebration of the year in local theatre, were handed out last night at the McInnes Room in a ceremony hosted by Kim Parkhill and Ian Sherwood.

Theatre review: Noises Off at Neptune

The farce within a farce is a comical marathon.
A mix of Inception meets Fawlty Towers, the farcical play within a play within a play Noises Off is a layered hybrid of classic slapstick and dry British comedy. Directed by Jeremy Webb, Neptune Theatre brings Michael Frayn's work—a comical marathon nearly three hours long—to life thanks to a busload of manic energy provided by its ensemble of talented actors.

Considering a Halifax without The Bus Stop Theatre

The venerable north end institution needs your help.
The Bus Stop Theatre opened in 2003 at 2203 Gottingen Street (there actually is a bus stop out front, 6779).

Theatre review: Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

This dark and powerful two-hander, on at Neptune, explores abuses of power—and the reclamation of it.
To February 24 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage

The Villain's Theatre puts Fox on trial

The Villain’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, tickethalifax.com

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Vol 27, No 12
August 15, 2019

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