Jim Gaffigan goes beyond <i>The Pale Tourist</i>

Jim Gaffigan goes beyond The Pale Tourist

The current king of comedy returns to Halifax this week.
Jim Gaffigan Thu Jan 16, 8pm Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle Street $55.50-$95.50

Avery Jean Brennan takes the spotlight

The first out trans woman to perform in a Neptune show on the theatre’s main stage says she’s waiting for a day that this isn’t news.
There's a new set of cast members bringing a rainbow of representation to Neptune Theatre's main stage.

Review: Tiny packs a big punch

What if there have always been superheroes living among us?

The quiet brilliance of Hannah Moscovitch

Halifax’s most decorated playwright continues to shine.
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story to Nov 23, 7:30pm with matinees Sat-Sun at 2pm Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$60

The Fiddler on the Roof plays on

A remount of the Tony-winning classic helps preserve culture and foster community.
Fiddler on the Roof shows at Spatz Theatre on Sat Nov 2 at 7:30pm and Sun Nov 3 at 1:30pm and 7pm.

Settle Elsewhere belongs right here

A roving play that shares the newcomer experience and challenges audience perceptions.
Settle Elsewhere Oct 24-25, 5pm; Oct 26, 1:30pm, 5pm; Oct 27, 1:30pm, 5pm Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road $10-$20

Review: Pleasureville is more than a millennial comedy of errors

Neptune's latest play—which finishes its world premiere run this weekend—is warm, funny and woke.
Leah is recently single, perpetually broke, and in need of a change. Moving to Pleasureville, where she has inherited her grandmother’s house, seems like an obvious, temporary solution.

Review: Love and Information don't mix

A beautiful mess of a play continues this weekend at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
As the house lights come up after the show, a woman behind me remarks to her friend: “I didn’t really know what I was watching, but I enjoyed that.” Love and Information, from British playwright Caryl Churchill, is made up of over 50 short scenes and is a smorgasbord of subjects, styles, and moods.

A queen claims her crown

Stephanie MacDonald’s star turn in The Last Wife sees her smoulder.
The Last Wife Oct 3-4, 7:30pm; Oct 5-6, 2pm & 7:30pm Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street tickets from $30

Review: The Last Wife doesn't need a man

The women in the cast are the play's driving forces.
The first moment of The Last Wife drops the audience in mid-conversation.

Fall Arts Preview: Stage calendar

A month-by-month roundup of unmissable theatre, comedy, drag and dance.

Halifax Fringe 2019 - Week 2 Roundup

Halifax Fringe 2019 went out with a bang, with much thanks to Hurricane Dorian. The final weekend of performances was cancelled as the city shut down in preparation for the storm.

Halifax Fringe 2019 - Day 6 & 7

Charlie Caper – Robotricks By Charlie Caper There have been an increasing number of magic acts at the Fringe (this year there are 3 or 5, depending on what you consider part of that category).

A play from away

One of the best parts of Fringe? The world-class entertainment coming to town as part of the fest. Here, we highlight a handful.
Les Kurkendaal is a professional Fringer, the sort of performer who creates a show and winds around the world with it, stopping at every Fringe Festival in every city along the way.

Colleen MacIsaac’s mercury explores communication and loneliness

The final chapter in her Fringe trilogy cements the actor as a staple of Halifax theatre.
mercury Thu Sept 5, 9:30pm Fri Sept 6, 5pm Sat Sept 7, 2pm & 11:20pm Neptune Theatre 1593 Argyle Street $8/$5 Colleen MacIsaac sidles into a Quinpool Road coffee shop, bowtie matching her combat boots in a perfect, non-navy-shade of dark blue.

The Encounters of an Adventurous Snail blends live music and shadow puppetry

The Fringe show is a mix of poetry by Federico García Lorca and Disney fairytales.
The Encounters of an Adventurous Snail Thu Sep 5, 1pm & 8:30pm; Fri Sep 6, 8pm; Sat Sep 7, 6pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street $10/$7

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Vol 27, No 34
January 16, 2020

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