Persephone Productions is bringing its brand new play, Jerome of Sandy Cove, to the Mainline Theatre from Oct. 6 to 16. Based on the true Canadian story of a man named Jerome, who mysteriously washed up on the shores of a Nova Scotia town back in the 1800s, the play examines the man’s life and origins.
“He’s quite a character,” we were amusingly forewarned, “and he sees theatre in a very different light.”
Indeed. But as one with the vitality and jubilance of the young audiences he serves, you can’t help but not be enamoured.
About 250 people boarded canoes and shoved off Saturday to take in an artistic performance along the shore of the Seine River in Winnipeg.
P.E.I. has an opportunity to market to people interested in watching professional theatre while on holiday, says the Professional Theatre Network.
She’s an indie theatre darling, an effervescent 30-year-old writer and director who greets her interviewer with a hug even though we’ve never met before.
He’s one of Toronto’s most influential media moguls, a senior presence in TV, music and radio whose current company, ZoomerMedia, focuses on entertainment for the 45-plus set.
On the surface they may seem unlikely creative partners, but Kat Sandler and Moses Znaimer have found a common interest in making performances that cross back and forth between live and recorded media, and a belief in following their instincts.
When writing a review, I avoid reading any other critic’s response to the work in question – like most reviewers, I imagine. But after I’ve filed, I’m Googling like crazy. Were my impressions similar to those of my counterparts?
Victoria Urquhart got an unexpected request after she and her fledgling theatre troupe performed a Shakespearean mash-up on the subway six years ago.
“My grandmother called and said, ‘I’d love for you to come to my retirement residence,’” she recalls.
The rest is history.
A few years ago Joan Edwards Frommer was working as a stage manager at a volunteer theatre company in Perth, Ont., when she met Cindi Lee Bates who was acting in one of the productions. The two hit it off and discovered a mutual passion for theatre.