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Peace in Our Time: A Comedy – a new adaptation of Shaw’s Geneva now in previews

“Where the spotlight is, there the despots will gather.”
Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 24, 2013 . . . Peace in Our Time: A Comedy by celebrated Canadian playwright John Murrell, a reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy Geneva, is now in previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.

Celebrated Shaw actors give voice to contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 21, 2012…For the last decade, the Shaw Festival has been introducing contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights into the playbill alongside their classical forebears. Like Bernard Shaw himself, these writers delight in questioning assumptions, subverting expectations and creating compelling theatre that unites head and heart. The 2013 season goes even further [...]

The search for Helen’s Necklace began Sunday at the Studio Theatre

“I’m missing that white cloud around my neck, and I’m missing…so many things.”
Media Release #20
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 16, 2012 . . . Award-winning Canadian playwright Carole Fréchette’s eloquently impressionistic drama Helen’s Necklace began previews Sunday at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Translated from French by celebrated playwright John Murrell and directed by Micheline Chevrier, it [...]