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An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ groundbreaking play is a no-holds-barred exploration of racial stereotypes -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 14, 2017) — The Shaw’s production of An Octoroon is perhaps the funniest, and certainly the most subversive, theatre experience this season. Riffing off of Dion Boucicault’s melodrama The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning play is his sardonic, radical response [...]

Everywhere and nowhere together in Middletown

- The Shaw’s production of this contemporary American play finds meaning in the mundane -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2017) — Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 [...]

Shaw Festival reveals 2015 playbill

- World, Canadian and Festival premieres highlight season -
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 2, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw’s 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works.
The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up [...]

Stop the presses! John Guare’s adaptation of screwball comic classic now in previews

“They’re newspaper men. They can’t help themselves. The Lord made them that way.”
 Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 11, 2012 . . . His Girl Friday, John Guare’s inspired combo of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, began previews Sunday at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. [...]