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Petrina Bromley as Dorine, Andy Jones as Tartuffe  Photo: Andree Lanthier<br />
Petrina Bromley as Dorine, Andy Jones as Tartuffe Photo: Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "Tartuffe" at the National Arts Centre

Adapted very loosely from Moliere's play, Andy Jones has done an even more loose translation. This new version plays at the English Theatre in the NAC through November 2.  Go to full article
Peter Shelburne (center) and the cast/crew of <i>Stealing the Packard</i>.  It'll be performed Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30pm at the Russell Opera House. Photo:  Grasse River Players
Peter Shelburne (center) and the cast/crew of Stealing the Packard. It'll be performed Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30pm at the Russell Opera House. Photo: Grasse River Players

Preview: "Stealing the Packard"

It's in the title, but the 1952 Packard -- a classic, luxury car -- is no where to be found in the play. That's the premise of Peter Shelburne's newest comedic drama. The show gets its world premiere by the Grasse River Players at the historic Russell Opera House this weekend. The entire show is set in a family's garage and includes a multi-generational cast. Todd Moe talks with playwright Peter Shelburne, actor Libby Brandt and director Dorothy Mallam.  Go to full article
Jan McInnis
Jan McInnis

Comedy for Baby Boomers in Clayton

Family, kids, work and aging are all fair game at the Clayton Opera House tonight (7:30). Jan McInnis and Kent Rader will host an evening of Baby Boomer Comedy. The show advertises itself as a "clean, fun night." Both in their 50's, Jan says she and Kent cover all the topics common to their generation.

Todd Moe spoke with Jan McInnis, who began her career in the corporate world before turning to comedy. She's been a full time comedian for more than 16 years.  Go to full article

Preview: "Importance of Being Earnest" in Clayton

The Clayton Opera House hosts performances of one of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces: The Importance of Being Earnest tonight and tomorrow night. The play tells the tale of two young men who have taken to bending the truth, and is full of insights into the flamboyant lifestyle of the British upper classes. Todd Moe spoke with British actor Guy Oliver-Watts, who plays Algernon, about the show's witty script, and the Aquila theater group's new take on a classic play.  Go to full article

Ottawa takes theater, dance, comedy to the streets

The 15th Ottawa Fringe Theatre and Arts Festival begins tomorrow and runs for ten days in venues in downtown Ottawa and at various locations throughout the University of Ottawa. Established in 1997, the Ottawa Fringe encourages unrestricted artistic expression and accessibility. Todd Moe spoke with Fringe Festival executive producer Natalie Joy Quesnel who says productions range from theater, comedy, music, dance and everything in-between.  Go to full article

Preview: comic plays in North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group opens its fall production Friday night at 7:30 at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. They'll present five short plays under the title, "Something to Laugh About". Filomena Riviello, who teaches theater arts at Adirondack Community College, directs the production. She told Todd Moe that she and the cast of eleven actors chose the five plays from a collection called, "Laugh Lines".  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Off the Map at the Depot Theatre

Off the Map is the current offering at the Depot Theatre in Westport and runs through August 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article
Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx
Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx

Preview: "An Evening with Groucho"

Actor Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a two-act comedy consisting of Groucho's best one-liners, anecdotes and songs. "An Evening with Groucho" will be performed tonight (5 and 7:30pm) at the Clayton Opera House. Ferrante told Todd Moe that he worked with Groucho's son, Arthur Marx, on recreating Groucho's comic genius onstage.  Go to full article

Preview: spontaneous theater in Edwards Saturday

Based in Albany, the Mop & Bucket Co. is the area's oldest improvisational theater troupe. Co-director Michael Burns talks with Todd Moe about Saturday night's performance at the historic Edwards Opera House (7 pm) and the improv theater experience. Burns says leave your fussiness at home.  Go to full article

Theatre review: Moonlight and Magnolias in Westport

The comedy Moonlight and Magnolias rus at the Depot Theatre in Westport through July 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

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