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Seminal South African playwright debuts at the Shaw Festival

-  Athol Fugard work begins previews June 30 –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 29, 2016) — “Master Harold”…and the Boys, one of Athol Fugard’s most powerful plays, previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre on June 30. Fueled by the South African playwright’s recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes, addressing [...]

Playwright Lisa Codrington reimagines Shaw’s The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God for the stage

-  Controversial novella turned one-act play begins previews June 10 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 9, 2016) — Governor General Award-nominated playwright Lisa Codrington’s stage adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God begins previews Friday, June 10 at the Court House Theatre. Commissioned by the Shaw Festival, this world [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs Annie Baker’s fresh version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

-  Previews begin May 1 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 29, 2016) — In her final season as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director, Jackie Maxwell returns to Anton Chekhov, having directed Three Sisters in 2003 – her first season in the position. Maxwell’s production of popular, American playwright Annie Baker’s new version of Uncle Vanya begins previews [...]

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’s lunchtime production, The Twelve-Pound Look, on stage now

- Wickedly sharp one-act a feminist battle cry from the author of Peter Pan -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 11, 2015) — The Shaw Festival’s production of The Twelve-Pound Look, by prominent 20th century nobleman and writer J.M. Barrie, begins previews today at the Court House Theatre. Lezlie Wade directs this biting comedy that promotes female financial [...]

Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls begins previews at The Shaw

- Talented women of the Shaw Festival ensemble showcased in powerful contemporary Shavian work -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 23, 2015) — The Shaw Festival’s production of Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s ground-breaking play, begins previews today at the Court House Theatre. Vikki Anderson, in her Shaw Festival debut, directs the brilliant cross-generational cast of Fiona Byrne, Tara [...]

New version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea makes its world premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Rarely produced work re-imagined by Governor General Award-winning playwright Erin Shields in previews -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 30, 2015) — Canadian playwright Erin Shields’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea begins previews today at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre. Directed by Meg Roe, the Shaw commissioned version – which was [...]

Shaw Festival announces principal casting for 2015 season

– New and noteworthy names, familiar faces and returning favourites seen in extraordinary roles –
Media Release #23

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 29, 2014) – The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season.

“I am very happy with our casting for the 2015 season,” said Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell. [...]

Edward Bond’s The Sea first of three shows to officially open this weekend

- July opening weekend culminates with new production of Shaw’s The Philanderer –

Media Release #12

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2014) — The Shaw Festival celebrates the official openings of three more productions beginning Friday evening at the Court House Theatre with The Sea, a provocative mix of drama and comedy by Edward Bond. [...]

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 [...]