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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,’ 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’

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’