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Connie Meng's reviews of Canadian productions now appear also on the Capital Critics Circle site in Ottawa.

Theatre Calendar

7/17-10/11 Lake Effect, Lake George Dinner Theatre
7/25-8/23 The Importance of Being Earnest, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/8-8/31 Dial M for Murder, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
8/15-9/20 TheUgly One, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/22-8/31 Pete 'n' Keeley, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/28-9/20 Death of a Salesman, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/29-9/20 Waiting for the Parade, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
9/16-10/5 The Boy in the Moon, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, ON
9/24-10/12 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse
9/26-10/18 Educating Rita, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON


Theater
Aug 30, 2014 — U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, it's American audiences who miss out.
Aug 26, 2014 — While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
Aug 13, 2014 — Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.
 



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Jonathan Hadley & Katy Blake  Design: Bonnie Brewer Photo: Overtime Photography
Jonathan Hadley & Katy Blake Design: Bonnie Brewer Photo: Overtime Photography

Theatre Review: "Pete 'N' Keely" at the Depot Theatre in Westport NY

The Depot Theatre has come up with the little engine that could.

The two-character musical "Pete 'n' Keely" featuring Katy Blake and Interim Artistic Director Jonathan Hadley, accompanied by the indefatigable Joe Shermann on piano and occasionally drum, never runs out of steam. A limited run, it only plays through August 31.  Go to full article
Alex Poch-Goldin & Tracy Michailidis  Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "The Ugly One" at Thousand Islands Playhouse

"The Ugly One" by a prominent young German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg, harkens back to what I expect in the Firehall. It's new, dark, funny, and edgy.  Go to full article
Chan Harris as Mr. & Mrs. Bumiller, Trip Plymale as Jody & Charlene  Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Greater Tuna" at the Depot Theatre in Westport NY

The two-man comedy "Greater Tuna" opened Off-Broadway in 1982 to rave reviews. It's been an audience favorite ever since. It runs at the Depot Theatre through August 17.  Go to full article
Alison Deon as Gwendolen  Photo: Jay Kopenski

Theatre Review: "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

Oscar Wilde, (1854-1900), had a diverse literary output, but his greatest talent was writing a series of popular comedies. "The Importance of Being Earnest" appeared in 1895...  Go to full article
Warren Bain as Caliban & Nathan Carroll as Stephano.  Photo: Andrew Alexander.

Theatre Review: "The Tempest" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

It's generally agreed by scholars that "The Tempest" is Shakespeare's last play. One can see the play as Shakespeare's farewell to the theatre, particularly Prospero's...  Go to full article
Ellie Mae Casselman as Crabbe the dog & Kerry Ann Doherty as Launce.  Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's season this summer features "The Tempest" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" as well as a Sunday afternoon series of smaller...  Go to full article
Tiffan Borelli, Paul Binotto, Erik Keiser, Maggie Politi  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "My Way" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

"My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" is a lively journey through the Sinatra song-book. It runs at the Depot Theatre overlooking Lake Champlain in Westport NY...  Go to full article
Julia Mackey as Jake  Photo: Tim Matheson

Theatre Review: "Jake's Gift" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

For more than 6 years, actor/playwright Julia Mackey has been traveling across Canada to perform "Jake's Gift." Most recently the show was translated and Julia learned...  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
Tyler Nye and Burdette Parks  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "Red" at Pendragon Theatre

Playwright John Logan was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for "Red," his play about Rothko, when it appeared on Broadway. Mark...  Go to full article

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