Category Archives: Stage

In Review: SJTC Tours Tennessee William’s Classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’

This Tuesday, the Saint John Theatre Company debuted The Glass Menagerie directed by Dean Turner. The classic memory play – where the main character is also narrator – was written by Tennessee Williams, the playwright responsible for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). Continue reading In Review: SJTC Tours Tennessee William’s Classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’

In Review: TNB’s Season Opener ‘Fortune Of Wolves’

Theatre New Brunswick’s 2017-2018 season has opened with Fortune of Wolves, an ambitious dramatic undertaking. Written by New Brunswick playwright Ryan Griffith, Fortune of Wolves tells the story of Lowell, a young man who leaves home to travel across Canada, doing tape recorder interviews with those he meets along the way. On his journey, though, accounts of unexplained disappearances and supernatural phenomena start turning up in both the interviews and in Lowell’s own audio journals. These sinister peripherals boil over at the end the first act, at which point the play takes on a far more apocalyptic tone, though the exact nature of what is happening is left intentionally vague. The play’s second half finds itself far more reminiscent of Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ or of Cloverfield, if it had also been a roadtrip movie, focusing on the reactions of everyday individuals and civilized society across the country in the face of a horrific yet unknowable threat. Continue reading In Review: TNB’s Season Opener ‘Fortune Of Wolves’

In Review: NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring H.M.S. Pinafore to Imperial

After years of trying to land the prestigious New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, the Imperial Theatre finally managed to attract the unforgettable performance of the H.M.S. Pinafore, and was the only Canadian stop on their tour. The comic opera showed Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to a very well-attended audience. Continue reading In Review: NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring H.M.S. Pinafore to Imperial

In Review: Mary Walsh’s ‘Canada, It’s Complicated’

Produced by This Hour Has 22 Minutes veteran, Mary Walsh, Canada, It’s Complicated is a piece intended to provoke audiences to look at Canada’s past in a way that is meant to entertain and illustrate that our wonderful country was built on a series of “big fat lies.” Continue reading In Review: Mary Walsh’s ‘Canada, It’s Complicated’

Imperial Theatre Gets Decentralized And Interactive With ‘Landline’

The Imperial Theatre in Saint John is partnering with Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse to bring Secret Theatre’s fascinating production, Landline, to Saint John. An innovative theatre experience for the modern era, Landline embraces current technology, merging a self-guided tour with discovery and unexpected human connection. Continue reading Imperial Theatre Gets Decentralized And Interactive With ‘Landline’