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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: Saint John Theatre Company’s ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

While most Canadians were at home napping off their Thanksgiving dinner, the Saint John Theatre Company opened their 2016-2017 Studio Series with a dress rehearsal of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’. Rather pointedly, the audience were made up of immigrants and refugees (with the exception of one theatre reviewer, who does admittedly comes-from-away). All ( though again, with the exception of one reviewer) were invited through YMCA Newcomers – a program which seeks to help the recently relocated settle into and make the best of their new home . Continue reading In Review: Saint John Theatre Company’s ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

In Review: SJTC’s ‘An Enemy Of The People’

Old story, new play. With genderbent characters, a contemporary Canadian context, and the incorporation of social media, An Enemy of the People is anything but dry. For fans of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, Maria Milisavljevic’s adaptation may seem unrecognizable. The basic premise, however, remains the same. Continue reading In Review: SJTC’s ‘An Enemy Of The People’