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Archive for May, 2017

 

Michael Healey’s new work 1979 begins previews at The Shaw

- Fast-paced political satire Festival’s second contribution to Canada 150 celebration -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 18, 2017) — After making a stop in Ottawa, Michael Healey’s razor-sharp politically charged satire 1979 begins previews in Niagara-on-the-Lake on May 20. Several unplugged performances of the Eric Coates-directed production are scheduled at the Court House Theatre and Royal George [...]

Kate Hennig steps into role as Shaw Festival’s new Associate Artistic Director

- Leading Canadian actor, playwright and teacher scheduled to assume role in August -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 17, 2017) — Artistic Director Tim Carroll is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Hennig as the Shaw Festival’s new Associate Artistic Director. Ms. Hennig will replace Eda Holmes, who announced in February that she will be leaving [...]

Powerhouse Shaw Festival cast star in Brian Friel’s celebrated Dancing at Lughnasa

- Memory, myth and imagination intertwine in this renowned contemporary Irish play -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 11, 2017) — Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre’s artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel’s award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a [...]

Canada’s history takes to the stage at the Shaw Festival in a rollicking revival of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

- Classic of Canadian theatre seen for first time at the Festival -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2017) — 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt – the rebellion that helped shape this home and native land – begins previews May 7 at the Court House Theatre. Created in 1973 by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille, this ground-breaking [...]

Artistic Director Tim Carroll makes Shaw Festival debut directing Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan

- Sara Topham makes first Festival appearance as icon Joan of Arc -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 1, 2017) — When the Shaw Festival’s 2017 production of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan begins previews on May 3 at the Festival Theatre, it marks two milestones for Artistic Director Tim Carroll – a Shaw Festival directorial debut and his [...]

Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest gardens on June 10

- Flora and fauna aficionados can stroll through eight stunning gardens on the Shaw Guild’s annual tour –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 1, 2017) – Garden enthusiasts will have an exclusive opportunity to wander through artisan gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the nearby picturesque town of Queenston on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [...]