Casual cruelty & family secrets in ferociously funny, devastatingly poignant August: Osage County

Alumnae Theatre Company cordially invites you to attend a family gathering at the home of Beverly and Violet Weston in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Alumnae opened its production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County on the mainstage last night. Directed by Victoria Shepherd and featuring a talented ensemble, this is family dysfunction at its grittiest, no holdsContinue reading “Casual cruelty & family secrets in ferociously funny, devastatingly poignant August: Osage County”

Amicus Productions’ Cyrano De Bergerac a highly entertaining & moving adventure in wit, swordplay & love

Spent a highly entertaining afternoon at The Papermill Theatre (Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd.) yesterday, with Amicus Productions’ performance of Cyrano De Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Chris Coculuzzi and Roxanne Deans, and directed by Mary Dwyer (Toronto Fringe fans may have seen their marvelous 80-minute memory play version of Cyrano, performed outdoorsContinue reading “Amicus Productions’ Cyrano De Bergerac a highly entertaining & moving adventure in wit, swordplay & love”

A world on a stage – scenic work on The Lady’s Not For Burning @ Alumnae Theatre

Hey all – As promised, here’s the slideshow extravaganza of the work for my recent scenic artist gig on Alumnae Theatre’s production of The Lady’s Not For Burning (designed by Ed Rosing). Shouts to: Building crew: Master carpenter Mike Peck, with additional construction by Cody Boyd, Paul Cotton, Gord Peck, Ed Rosing and Mike Vitorovitch.Continue reading “A world on a stage – scenic work on The Lady’s Not For Burning @ Alumnae Theatre”

Wit, wonder & wisdom in The Lady’s Not For Burning @ Alumnae Theatre

“Life, forbye, is the way We fatten for the Michaelmas of our own particular Gallows. What a wonderful thing is metaphor!” – Thomas Mendip in The Lady’s Not For Burning (from director’s program notes) Alumnae Theatre Company’s production of The Lady’s Not For Burning, directed by Jane Carnwath, brings the wit, wonder and wisdom ofContinue reading “Wit, wonder & wisdom in The Lady’s Not For Burning @ Alumnae Theatre”

Science, politics & egos collide – Measure of the World @ FireWorks

Alumnae Theatre Company opened their FireWorks program this past Wednesday, a new three-play repertory program of original works developed in conjunction with Alumnae’s New Play Development (NPD) group or the New Ideas Festival. Science, politics and egos collide amidst the passion of discovery and desire for freedom in Shirley Barrie’s Measure of the World, directedContinue reading “Science, politics & egos collide – Measure of the World @ FireWorks”