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Archive for May, 2011

 

Early beginnings of the Shaw Festival chronicled in The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years

Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 25, 2011. . .The Shaw Festival will unveil a new book The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years, written by Dr. Leonard Conolly and designed by Scott McKowen, on May 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Festival Theatre lobby. Commissioned to commemorate the 50th season of the world-renowned Shaw Festival, [...]

Shaw Festival golden 50th launches tonight with Bernard Shaw’s timeless masterpiece Heartbreak House

Niagara Falls and the CN Tower will glow gold to mark this special evening
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 25, 2011. . .This evening, the Shaw Festival’s landmark 50th season will be celebrated with the opening of Bernard Shaw’s prophetic classic Heartbreak House this evening. The festivities continue for the rest of the week with the [...]

“My roots are in the past: my hopes are in the future.” ~ Bernard Shaw

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 20, 2011…The Shaw Festival’s Executive Director Colleen Blake made a special announcement today at the annual company meeting held in The Shaw’s Festival Theatre.

Previews begin tomorrow at the Shaw Festival for Heartbreak House, Bernard Shaw’s prophetic masterpiece

“This silly house, this strangely happy house, this agonizing house, this house without foundations. I shall call it Heartbreak House.”
Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 9, 2011 . . . One of Bernard Shaw’s greatest plays, Heartbreak House begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre.
As the Western world teeters toward the tragedy of war, a young [...]

Seaside town is transformed in Drama at Inish – A Comedy!

“We were all more or less happy and comfortable, good tempered and jolly — until these plays began to put ideas into our heads,” laments resident Annie Twohig. 
Media Release #12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 5, 2011 . . . When a high toned theatre troupe hits a sleepy seaside town, it seems like a recipe for disaster. [...]

Tennessee Williams’ best known tale of struggle and survival now in previews at The Shaw

“What is the victory of the cat on a hot tin roof? Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can.”
Media Release #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 4, 2011 . . . Under the stifling heat of the Mississippi Delta, the Pollitt family gather together to celebrate the birthday of Big Daddy, the family patriarch. [...]

Creative collaboration results in a celebratory PSA for the Shaw’s 50th

Media Bulletin #5
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 2, 2011 . . . An inspiring Public Service Announcement,  currently running on television networks across Canada to celebrate the Shaw Festival’s 50th season, was the product of a unique and unusual working partnership between the Shaw Festival’s artistic team and the production team from SpotDocs, a Toronto-based production house [...]

Shaw Festival impacts provincial economy to the tune of $106.6M

Study shows annual theatre festival as powerful provincial economic driver 
 Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 2, 2011 …In addition to commemorating its 50th season, the Shaw Festival also celebrates its contribution, not only to the local regional economy, but to the greater Ontario economy. A study conducted by Enigma Research Corporation has concluded that the [...]

Shaw Festival continues annual Niagara Neighbours offer with new dates

Media Bulletin #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 2, 2011 . . . The Shaw Festival announced the continuation of its Niagara Neighbours program with new performance dates. The exclusive ticket offer is extended annually to Niagara-area residents as an invitation to join in the celebrations of a new performance season.