Category Archives: Stage

In Review: Theatre UNB Presents ‘Cats, Cockatoos, and Caca: Two Plays by Eugene Ionesco’

Theatre UNB is concluding the semester for their Drama 2173 class with ‘Cats, Cockatoos, and Caca,’ a double-feature of plays by Eugene Ionesco, the Romanian-French playwright best known for his pioneering work in the genre of the Theatre of the Absurd. Focusing on the surreal, the inexplicable, and the outrageous, director Len Falkenstein selected two of Ionesco’s early works, ‘Jack, or the Submission‘ and ‘The Bald Soprano,’ with the stated intent of challenging the actors’ skills and encouraging growth. Continue reading In Review: Theatre UNB Presents ‘Cats, Cockatoos, and Caca: Two Plays by Eugene Ionesco’

In Review: The Improvisation Corporation’s Performance Of David Sedaris’ Holiday Comedy ‘The Santaland Diaries’

The Improvisation Corporation kicked off the Saint John Theatre Company’s Canadian Stages Series tonight, November 30th, with The Santaland Diaries. Neil Bonner stars in this adaptation by Joe Mantello of David Sedaris’s popular essay of the same name, where he recounts his hilarious holiday season working as an elf in Santaland at Macy’s. Continue reading In Review: The Improvisation Corporation’s Performance Of David Sedaris’ Holiday Comedy ‘The Santaland Diaries’

In Review: Theatre St. Thomas’ ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’

Theatre St. Thomas has opened their production for the Fall 2017 semester; Tom Stoppard’s classic ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,’ is returning to the stage since TST’s last performance of it eleven years ago. Put on by St Thomas University students and under the direction of New Brunswick theatre luminary and newly appointed member of the Order of Canada, Ilkay Silk, ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ is a perfect showcase of STU’s upcoming theatrical talent. Continue reading In Review: Theatre St. Thomas’ ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’

In Review: SJTC Gets Into The Holiday Classics With ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’

The Saint John Theatre Company debuted its Main Stage series last night, November 22, 2017, with It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play. Written by Philip Grecian, this onstage radio play is based on the classic holiday film by Frank Capra. Originally released in December 1946, the timeless story, now 71 years old, tells the tale of protagonist George Bailey. Continue reading In Review: SJTC Gets Into The Holiday Classics With ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’

In Review: InterAction Performs Musical Rendition Of Jack Black Film ‘School Of Rock’

InterAction School of Performing Arts kicked off its Main Stage season with a musical rendition of the 2003 popular movie School of Rock. The story that arguably brought Jack Black to the peak of his career, and scored him a Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor in a musical or comedy, was just as enjoyable this time around as it was when it played at the Paramount Theatre fourteen years ago. Continue reading In Review: InterAction Performs Musical Rendition Of Jack Black Film ‘School Of Rock’