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Archive for May, 2013

 

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy – a new adaptation of Shaw’s Geneva now in previews

“Where the spotlight is, there the despots will gather.”
Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 24, 2013 . . . Peace in Our Time: A Comedy by celebrated Canadian playwright John Murrell, a reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy Geneva, is now in previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.

Shaw Festival’s future includes Canada’s most exciting playwrights

Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 23, 2013. . . Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell announced today that the Shaw Festival will partner with some of Canada’s most highly-regarded theatre artists — Peter Hinton, Michel Marc Bouchard, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer and Hannah Moscovitch — on three exciting new plays.

Get your croon on! Shaw Festival wants to find Ontario’s next great crooner

Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 21, 2013 . . . Can you croon a song like Sinatra? Sing out a sultry tune like Billie Holiday? The Shaw Festival is celebrating the opening of Guys and Dolls, this year’s musical, with Luck Be a Crooner Tonight: unleash your inner guy or doll – a contest to [...]

Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan begins previews at the Shaw Festival

“I can resist anything except temptation”

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 9, 2013 . . . An ambitious new production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan begins previews today on The Shaw’s Festival stage. Director Peter Hinton returns to The Shaw for his first Wilde play, following his critically acclaimed Shaw Festival directorial debut in [...]

Shaw Festival extends iconic musical Guys and Dolls

Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 6, 2013…Already shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest tickets, Guys and Dolls will continue to captivate audiences for 15 extra performances at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre.
Polish director Tadeusz Bradecki helms the vivacious cast of Elodie Gillett as Sarah Brown, Kyle Blair as Sky Masterson, Jenny L. [...]

Previews begin for intimate new production of Shaw’s Major Barbara

“There are only two things necessary to Salvation…money and gunpowder.”
Media Release #12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2013 . . . A new production of Major Barbara, one of Bernard Shaw’s most celebrated and provocative works, began previews May 2 in the intimate space of the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre.
Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, along with [...]