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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 [...]

The Shaw Festival remembers best friend and supporter Walter Carsen

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 10, 2012… The Shaw Festival has lost a dear friend in Walter Carsen. He will always be remembered here as a man who truly loved the arts and artists.

Nominations for second annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 9, 2012…Nominations for the second annual Gina Wilkinson Prize will open October 15, 2012. The Gina Wilkinson Prize pays tribute to Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson and her unyielding dedication, vision and indomitable spirit that imbued her work and her life. The prize is intended to recognize and [...]

Shaw Festival announces 2013 season

Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 24, 2012 . . . Today’s announcement by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell of the Shaw Festival’s 2013 season introduces new and provocative conversations for its 52nd season. In a playbill rich with culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas, The Shaw continues its theatrical exploration of the mystery and beauty [...]

Take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain

Tour reveals the secrets of some backstage magic as part of third annual Culture Days
Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 19, 2012. . . Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at one of Canada’s most celebrated theatre companies? Here’s your chance to pull back the curtain and discover what really takes place back-stage at [...]

Registration for Shaw Theatre School now open

Popular ten week program for young theatre artists adds new sewing class for teens for 2012
Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 29, 2012. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 13, 2012, budding performers from grades 3 to 12 will discover the exciting world of theatre, explore their inner creativity and develop self-confidence through [...]

Shaw Festival’s August openings feature Hedda Gabler and Helen’s Necklace

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 9, 2012…Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Carole Fréchette’s Helen’s Necklace make their official debuts tomorrow and Saturday night, respectively, at the Shaw Festival. Opening Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Hedda Gabler, the powerful and dramatic Ibsen piece presented in a new version by writer/director Richard Eyre. The [...]

New version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival

“These things come over me, just like that, suddenly. And I can’t hold back.”
Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 25, 2012….Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, in a dazzling translation by writer/director Richard Eyre, begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.
A villain; a victim; a heroine; the female Hamlet; a playwright’s response to an emerging [...]