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Archive for November, 2012

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake inspired gifts from the Shaw Festival and area winemakers on sale now

Media Release #31
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 30, 2012…This holiday season, give the ultimate Niagara-on-the-Lake experience of words and wine. The Shaw Festival and 28 Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries have teamed up to offer an exclusive gift showcasing the best of what Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer — live theatre and wine.

Shaw Festival’s annual Film Series features acclaimed films and documentaries

Media Bulletin #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 28, 2012…The eighth annual Shaw Festival Film Series starts December 1 at 3 p.m., with the screening of Benh Zeitlin’s American fantasy drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, and will continue until February 23, 2013.

Works from within the Festival’s original mandate period feature stellar Shaw Festival acting talents

Media Release #30
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 26, 2012…Unsurpassed in presenting works from within the Festival’s original mandate period, the talented Shaw Festival acting Ensemble this season takes on the characters and worlds of Oscar Wilde, W. Somerset Maugham, Elizabeth von Arnim via Matthew Barber, Susan Glaspell and Eugene O’Neill.

Celebrated Shaw actors give voice to contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 21, 2012…For the last decade, the Shaw Festival has been introducing contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights into the playbill alongside their classical forebears. Like Bernard Shaw himself, these writers delight in questioning assumptions, subverting expectations and creating compelling theatre that unites head and heart. The 2013 season goes even further [...]

‘Soup, soap, salvation’ and Shaw: Guys and Dolls and Major Barbara principal casting

Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 12, 2012… An exceptional collection of talent has been assembled to bring the Shaw Festival’s 52nd season to life — a unique and entertaining playbill rich with new and provocative conversations, culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas. The Salvation Army marches in this season with freshly re-envisioned productions of [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell to receive honorary LL.D. for landmark achievements in Canadian theatre

Media Bulletin #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 8, 2012. . .The Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Queen’s University for her landmark achievements in Canadian theatre, theatre arts and her promotion of new visions of Canada on the world stage. The degree will be conferred during the fall [...]