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Shaw Festival announces principal casting for Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s final season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 5, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell’s final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw.

Shaw Festival announces 2016 Season

- Jackie Maxwell reveals her final season as Artistic Director –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 8, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival’s 55th season and the end of Maxwell’s 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shaw Festival Launches Niagara Neighbours Spring Celebration

Media Bulletin #5
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, March 10, 2010 . . . This week, the Shaw Festival launched its annual Niagara Neighbours Spring Celebration, an invitation for Niagara residents to join The Shaw in celebration of the launch of the 2010 season.

Rehearsals for the Shaw Festival’s 2010 Season Begin

Media Bulletin #3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 25, 2010 . . . A sure sign that spring is just around the corner in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the beginning of rehearsals at the Shaw Festival. Ensemble members begin rehearsals today of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, which is scheduled to have its first preview performance in the Festival Theatre [...]

The Shaw Festival Announces 2010 Season

Media Release #28

Bernard Shaw once wrote: “When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.”  Reflecting on this quote, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell acknowledged; “From the wit of Wilde, the gentle comedy of Chekhov to the barbed banter of Shaw and the cutting satire of Churchill, the Shaw Festival’s 2010 Season is infused [...]