Christopher Johnston invites you into the Clown Motel

CLOWNS. Happiness. Terror. Joy. Rainbows. Anger. Fun. Red Shoes. Stephen King. You name it – there will be a strong reaction to clowns no matter who you ask. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a quirky title to garner interest in a piece. I admit that “Selfies at the Clown Motel” drew me in from theContinue reading “Christopher Johnston invites you into the Clown Motel”

Have we lost our theatre etiquette?

Today I read an article entitled “An Open Letter To Those Who Leave During Curtain Call: A lesson on curtain call etiquette,” published by Christopher Castanho over on TheOdysseyOnline.com. Castanho takes issue with audience members leaving prior to curtain call, citing that the immense amount of work that goes into a show should command a respect through the audience’sContinue reading “Have we lost our theatre etiquette?”

‘My Barking Dog’ reveals the beast within at convergence-continuum

No, “My Barking Dog” by Eric Coble isn’t about my obnoxious (but super cute) puggle named Mac, it’s about drawing your own lines in the sand and then choosing whether or not to cross them. It’s about embracing the animal within, while clinging to a need for structure. With a limited run at The Liminis, convergence-continuumContinue reading “‘My Barking Dog’ reveals the beast within at convergence-continuum”

Get Ready to PARTY at Dobama

Where will YOU be on Saturday, August 13th, 2016? DOBAMA THEATRE wants you to be at their launch party! Straight from the invite about this FREE event: “Dobama Theatre is proud to kick-off the 16/17 Season with our annual LAUNCH PARTY on Saturday, August 13th. Doors open at 7pm and admission is FREE! Come haveContinue reading “Get Ready to PARTY at Dobama”

‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney

“The Woman Hater” is equal parts comedy of humours, sentimental comedy, gothic/sentimental tragedy, and farce. – Christine McBurney “The Woman Hater” seems like a harsh title for a play, but this comedy takes aim at both sexes. Playing August 18 – September 4, 2016, Mamaí Theatre Company will present this Fanny Burney piece with a castContinue reading “‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney”

Restorations and Online Ticketing bring Clague Playhouse into the 21st century

The last time Clague Playhouse got new seats, it was 1995. The last major renovation was in 1991. The paper ticketing system has been in place for decades. Let’s just say that Clague was due for some loving upgrades, and that’s what has happened! When you walk into the 93-seat theater, you don’t get theContinue reading “Restorations and Online Ticketing bring Clague Playhouse into the 21st century”

‘OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE’ gives community a voice

“People want to talk about what happened; they just don’t always know how.” – Lisa Langford “OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14” is a new, collaborative piece that will be presented at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, August 18 – September 4, 2016. What is it? “Objectively /Continue reading “‘OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE’ gives community a voice”

​Go ‘Into the Woods’ with Jayne Kacik – Stocker Arts Center

A Boy. A Witch. A Baker. A Cow. A Giant. A Bean Stalk. A couple of princes. Some beautiful princesses. A few Fairytales gone terribly awry. It’s Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical classic “Into the Woods,” playing at the Stocker Arts Center now through July 31, 2016. The show is presented by Lorain Community Music Theater. Directed byContinue reading “​Go ‘Into the Woods’ with Jayne Kacik – Stocker Arts Center”

Writer Catie O’Keefe has the ‘Best Intentions’ of shining at the Fringe

A tape recorder, two of Shakespeare’s most underestimated female characters and… a kitten puzzle. “Best Intentions” is a play written by Catie O’Keefe, conceived by Courtney Brown and Amy Fritsche, and devised through a partnership of all three artists. This two-woman play stars Amy Fritsche and Jess Tanner, and they want to go to theContinue reading “Writer Catie O’Keefe has the ‘Best Intentions’ of shining at the Fringe”

Bernadette Clemens gives a glimpse of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

“All bets hinge on chance, fate, accident… and a fan.” As Mamaí Theatre Company prepares to get “Wilde” with their latest piece, Lady Windermere’s Fan, director Bernadette Clemens shares some thoughts about Oscar Wilde, Edwardian times, and more. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde opens tonight (July 14, 2016) and plays through July 31, 2016Continue reading “Bernadette Clemens gives a glimpse of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’”