Theatre: June 2013 Archives
Saturday June 29, 2013
Shakespeare is coming back to parks around Montreal - and beyond - thanks to Repercussion Theatre.
The company has been staging Shakespeare's plays - outdoors, for free! - for 25 years. This year, their very first show will take place in the Gaspé at the Reford Gardens in Grand Métis. The gardens are the perfect setting for this year's play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The story takes place in a forest. Four young lovers are running after each other and away from overbearing parents, and a troupe of amateur actors gathers in a clearing to rehearse their new production. Little do they know, the forest is full of fairies. Not just any fairies-- the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania are there. And they're in the middle of a pretty nasty quarrel. Over the course of the play, the magical world spills over into the human world, and chaos ensues.
In the midst of that chaos are Alain Goulem and Paul Hopkins. Paul is the artistic director of Repercussion Theatre. Alain is an actor playing the part of one of the actors, Bottom. They talk about the joys of Shakespeare in the Park with Elizabeth Robertson.
Saturday June 22, 2013
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most popular crime novels ever. It's the case of a legendary curse involving a gigantic, supernatural hound and the doomed Baskerville family. Detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are hired to investigate - and dark things happen on the foggy moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is getting a bit of a makeover this summer at Theatre Lac Brome in Knowlton. They're bringing out its funny side.
The play opens next Saturday night for its summer run. Director Andrea Boyd speaks with Sonali Karnick about their take on the original.
Sunday June 16, 2013
Single Black Female is a two-woman show by Nu Spyce Productions. Letitia Brookes and Gara Nlandu play two smart, middle class single women in their 30s searching for love and respect. Along the way, they morph into meddling aunts and ex-lovers as they air their views on internet dating, marriage, careers, kids, and racial biases.
An early review of Single Black Female says it's a witty, must-see production at the Fringe.
Letitia Brookes not only plays different parts, she's also the director and producer. She and her co-star Gara Nlandu join Sonali Karnick in-studio. (Photo courtesy of Nu Spyce Productions.)
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- Sat., 1 – The Seagull at The Segal
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- Sun., 26 – Perspectives: Montreal on Trial
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- Sat., 2 – The Mahalia Jackson Musical
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- Sun., 20 – Maurice Podbrey: Waiting for the Barbarians
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- Mon., 29 – Hamlet, a man for our times