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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 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.
Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 



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Deidre Gillard-Rowlings/Darryl Hopkins in Tempting Providence. Theatre Newfoundland Labrador.<br /><br />Photo by Peter Buckle, PB Productions. <br /><br />
Deidre Gillard-Rowlings/Darryl Hopkins in Tempting Providence. Theatre Newfoundland Labrador.

Photo by Peter Buckle, PB Productions.

Theatre Review: "Tempting Providence" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

"Tempting Providence" tells the story of a remarkable nurse, Myra Bennett. She spent her life caring for the population of the bleak Newfoundland coast. By the time she died in 1990 she had received medals of honor from both the Queen and the Canadian government. The production runs through October 27 at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque.  Go to full article
Paul Rainville as Ernie Michael Mancini as George Kate Hurman as Mae & cast GCTC's The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "The Secret Mask" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Secret Mask has opened the season at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa and runs through September 30. The play tells the story of George who gets a call out of the blue to come help his father Ernie who is recovering from a stroke and aphasia. Ernie left the family when George was two and their attempts to reconcile are both heartbreaking and funny.  Go to full article
Sonia Torres, Wilma Rivera, Elle De Amor, Norma Perez-Hernandez, Denise Estrada.  Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Real Women Have Curves" at the Depot Theatre

Real Women Have Curves runs at the Depot Theatre through September 9. The comedy, set in a tiny sewing factory in Los Angeles, explores the lives of five full-figured Mexican American women, opening a window on their dreams, culture and experience as immigrants. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Jenny Young as Frieda & Jonathan Wilson as Heinrich  Photo: Kaufmann Photography

Theatre Review: "The Clockmaker" at 1000 Islands Playhouse

The Clockmaker is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through September 8. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this...  Go to full article
Alix Sideris as Titania, Ron Klappholz as Bottom  Photo: Lynn Chagnon

Theatre Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott

A Midsummer Night's Dream is running in rep with Othello at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott through August 18. Resident theatre critic Connie...  Go to full article
Kristin Galer and Jonathan Purvis  Photo: Kauffman Photography

Theatre Review: "Little Shop of Horrors" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

Little Shop of Horrors is running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque through September 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has...  Go to full article
Rachel Cornish and Jarel Davidow.  Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

Theatre Review: "The Love List" at Lake George Dinner Theatre

The Love List is running at Lake George Dinner Theatre through October 20. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article
Darcie Deaville and David Lutken sing "Jolly Banker in the Lyric production of "Woody Sez." Photo: Wendy Muntz

Theatre Review: "Woody Sez" at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival production of Woody Sez is running at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls through July 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article
Kevin Sebastian, Jonathan Brody, Scott Schaefer.  Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "The Hound of the Baskervilles" at the Depot Theatre

The Hound of the Baskervilles is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through July 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our...  Go to full article
Cast of Unnecessary Farce  Photo: Buff Lindau

Theatre Review: "Unnecessary Farce" at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester

Unnecessary Farce is running at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester through July 14. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this...  Go to full article

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