NACO & violinist Joshua Bell premiere a suite inspired by a book…inspired by a real-life incident.
“This is not the ‘Louis Riel’ of 1967. This is the ‘Louis Riel’ of 2017.” COC’s Katherine Semcesen discusses the many ways this revival will move young audiences.
“That’s some big boots to fill.” So says Paula-Jean Prudat, who is taking on Margo Kane‘s iconic solo show Moonlodge on February 12 and 13 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Clearly, Kane has confidence that Ms Prudat can fill those boots with appropriate aplomb. After all, Moonlodge is a Canadian Aboriginal classic in […]
Leave it to Jillian Keiley and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop to contemporize Shakespeare. When I read that The National Arts Centre was presenting Twelfth Night with puppets, I did a double-take. Not just that the actors were using puppets…Last year, Shakespeare in the Ruff performed an acclaimed version of MacBeth: Walking Shadows with puppets, […]
It will surprise no one to hear that I love Anne of Green Gables. Those who know me know that I re-read it on average twice a year. Not just any one of the dozen or so copies I own . . . the same dog-eared copy I bought at a school book sale when […]