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Archive for April, 2016

 

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs Annie Baker’s fresh version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

-  Previews begin May 1 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 29, 2016) — In her final season as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director, Jackie Maxwell returns to Anton Chekhov, having directed Three Sisters in 2003 – her first season in the position. Maxwell’s production of popular, American playwright Annie Baker’s new version of Uncle Vanya begins previews [...]

New Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland makes world premiere at The Shaw

-  Three years in the making, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole starting April 27 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 27, 2016) — Director Peter Hinton’s highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. This ambitious new work was written specifically for the Shaw Festival’s acting [...]

Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession continues to confront prevailing views about the #oldestprofession

-  Previews start April 21 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 20, 2016) — Bernard Shaw’s notoriously provocative Mrs Warren’s Profession – a play once considered “unfit for women’s ears” – begins previews tomorrow in the Shaw Festival’s intimate Royal George Theatre. Dora Award-winning director Eda Holmes’ contemporary spin on this relevant classic [...]

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama Our Town opens Shaw Festival’s 2016 season

- Visits to Grover’s Corners begin April 9 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 8, 2016) — The Shaw Festival’s 55th season begins Saturday at 2 p.m. with the first preview of Thornton Wilder’s beloved play Our Town. Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington, D.C’s Tony award-winning Arena Stage, returns to The Shaw [...]