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Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop makes Shaw Festival debut at Studio Theatre

Newsroom Post #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 16, 2014) — The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s powerful and provocative portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968 begins previews today in The Shaw’s Studio Theatre. Presented in 2013 as part of The Shaw’s Reading Series, this season’s full production of [...]

Revived lunchtime A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur in previews at Shaw Festival

- Tender one-act comic story of heartbreak and healing now on stage at Court House Theatre -

Newsroom Post #10

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 3, 2014) — The Shaw Festival brings Tennessee Williams’s forgotten one-act play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur back to the stage. Directed by Blair Williams, this rarely seen comical charmer is [...]

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in previews at the Royal George Theatre

- Potent mix of humour, drama and politics in one of the great plays of the 20th century –
Newsroom Post #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 2, 2014) — Juno and the Paycock, one of the most performed and highly regarded plays of the 20th century, is currently in previews at the Shaw Festival. Directed [...]

Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer now in previews at the Festival Theatre

- Comedy about love, marriage and the sexes staged as Shaw intended – with originally abandoned third Act -
Newsroom Post #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 1, 2014) — A new production of Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer, staged with the original third Act, is now in previews at the Festival Theatre. Celebrated American director Lisa Peterson, making her [...]

Edward Bond’s comedy The Sea in previews at the Court House Theatre

- First time work by master of political and thought-provoking theatre presented at the Shaw Festival –
Newsroom Post #7

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 4, 2014) — The Sea, the first Edward Bond work to be presented at The Shaw, began previews Tuesday, June 3 at the Court House Theatre. Eda Holmes directs this provocative [...]

Romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story begins previews at the Festival Theatre

- Celebration of love at the centre of revealing ride to the “I do’s” -
Newsroom Post #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 16, 2014) — The Philadelphia Story, Philip Barry’s sophisticated comedy about class distinctions, the emergence of tabloid journalism and the rocky road to love and marriage, began previews May 15 in the Festival Theatre. Dennis Garnhum [...]

J.B. Priestley’s When We Are Married begins previews at the Royal George Theatre

- Joseph Ziegler returns to direct delightful farce -
Newsroom Post #5
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 6, 2014) —The Shaw Festival’s production of When We Are Married, J.B. Priestley’s comic take-down of Edwardian middle class pretension, begins previews on Wednesday, May 7 at the Royal George Theatre. Joseph Ziegler returns to direct a consummate cast of Shaw Festival [...]

The Charity that Began at Home: A Comedy for Philanthropists begins previews

- Fiona Reid heads cast directed by Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton –
Newsroom Post #4

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 24, 2014) — The Charity that Began at Home by St. John Hankin begins previews Friday, April 25 at the Court House Theatre. This production not only marks the return of Fiona Reid to The [...]

Shaw Festival’s production of groundbreaking Cabaret now in previews

- Glittering new version of the award-winning musical on stage at Festival Theatre -
Newsroom Post #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 11, 2014) — Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! It’s time to leave your troubles outside! The Shaw Festival’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret is now in previews at the Festival Theatre. Under the direction of Peter [...]

The curtain rises on Shaw Festival’s 53rd season with previews of Arms and The Man

- Popular Shaw work the first of two featured in 2014 playbill -
Newsroom Post #2
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2014) — The Shaw Festival 2014 season starts today with previews of Bernard Shaw’s Arms and The Man at the Royal George Theatre. Director Morris Panych returns to direct Shaw’s popular comedy about war and marriage and [...]