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Eight Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations beneficiaries of Shaw Festival’s Town Previews

Media Bulletin #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 7, 2010. . .This year’s Shaw Festival Town Previews of the Oscar Wilde social satire An Ideal Husband raised almost $7,500 and will benefit eight Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations. The cheque presentation to representatives of the chosen organizations is taking place in the Festival Theatre lobby at The Shaw on Thursday, [...]

J.M. Barrie’s playlet Half an Hour in previews at the Shaw Festival

Those who risk all and lose have to face the consequences.
 Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 30, 2010….Can a life change in 30-minutes? Half an Hour,  J.M. Barrie’s intense story of a woman who’s only got half an hour to change her life, aims to answer this question in real time. Gina Wilkinson, director of last season’s [...]

Shaw’s comedy John Bull’s Other Island in previews at the Shaw Festival

When an Englishman is sentimental he behaves very much as an Irishman does when he is drunk.
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 23, 2010…. John Bull’s Other Island, Bernard Shaw’s farcical fairy tale, is currently in previews at the Court House Theatre. Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton directs the Shavian satirical story that had King Edward [...]

Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma begins previews at the Shaw Festival

Life does not cease to be funny when people die, any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2010….The Doctor’s Dilemma, the first of two productions by the Shaw Festival’s namesake, begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre. Morris Panych directs this comic piece that poses some [...]

Shaw Festival 49th season opens with Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband

Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 26, 2010. . . Through a curtain of humour, great ideas, struggles and relationships will be revealed and examined during the 49th season of the Shaw Festival. Commencing tonight with Oscar Wilde’s witty intrigue An Ideal Husband — a play about blackmail, political corruption and scandal, four other productions will [...]

The Women and musical One Touch of Venus currently in previews at The Shaw

Media Release #12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 25, 2010…The Women and One Touch of Venus, two productions highlighting varied manifestations of love, relationships and marriage are currently in previews at the Shaw Festival. 

Shaw Festival receives $2.6 million dollar grant from Industry Canada

Funding will also impact entire Niagara Region and community partners 
Media Release #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 14, 2010…Colleen Blake, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival, announced today that the theatre festival has received $2.6 million in continued funding through the Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP), the temporary two-year stimulus package introduced as part of Canada’s Economic Action [...]

New version of The Cherry Orchard begins previews at the Shaw Festival

Calamities are happening and I do not even know what I should be thinking. 
Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 22, 2010….A new version of The Cherry Orchard by Tom Murphy, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary playwrights, begins previews tonight at the Court House Theatre. Directed by Dublin director Jason Byrne, this adaptation of the Chekhovian tragicomedy [...]

Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband now in previews at the Shaw Festival

Scandals used to lend charm, or at least interest, to a man — now they crush him.
Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 14, 2010…. An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde’s social satire centred around blackmail and political corruption, repentance and forgiveness, is currently in previews at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs her [...]

Annual Shaw Festival Boxing Bout Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 6, 2010 . . . The sound of the boxing bell and a regulation-size boxing ring will once again draw crowds to the Canadian Room at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel when Boxing Evening Chair Robert C. Olsen welcomes the boxing-world elite during the 25th anniversary of the Annual Shaw [...]