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Dave Zwierankin and Kalie Mayer rehearse a scene from <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i> at SUNY Potsdam.
Dave Zwierankin and Kalie Mayer rehearse a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream at SUNY Potsdam.

Preview: "Midsummer Night's Dream" in Potsdam

SUNY-Potsdam theater major David Zwierankin shares his thoughts on this month's performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. He spoke with Todd Moe. The show, brimming with mirth, magic and mayhem, opens Friday night at the College Theatre in Satterlee Hall.  Go to full article
Jordan Hornstein as Shylock confronted in the street by a band or youthful masquers.
Jordan Hornstein as Shylock confronted in the street by a band or youthful masquers.

Theatre review: "The Merchant of Venice" at Pendragon Theatre

The Merchant of Venice is this season's winter classic at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. It runs at home and around the region on various dates; check the Pendragon site below for a schedule. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article
Irene Poole as Katherina and Evan Buliung as Petruchio in <I>The Taming of the Shrew</I>. Photo: David Hou.
Irene Poole as Katherina and Evan Buliung as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. Photo: David Hou.

Theatre Review: The Taming of the Shrew and Moby Dick at Stratford

Resident theatre critic Connie Meng is back today with reviews of two of the productions she recently saw at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario - The Taming of the Shrew and Moby Dick. The Taming of the Shrew runs in Stratford through October 25 and Moby Dick through October 18.  Go to full article
Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra
Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra

Another theater marathon at Stratford Festival

Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer and Nikki M. James star in the Stratford Festival's "Caesar and Cleopatra." Our resident theatre critic Connie Meng has just returned from her annual whirlwind visit to Stratford, Ontario and told Todd Moe all about it.  Go to full article
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

Shakespeare plays are becoming a summer ritual in an Ontario river community. This year marks the sixth season of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott. It's streets have come alive with the sights and sounds of the festival, including quotes from this summer's productions on shop windows and a sculpture of William Shakespeare by a local artist. As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice open this weekend. Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Ian Farthing about another season of Shakespeare on the river.  Go to full article
Peter Hinton    (photo: Laird Mackintosh)
Peter Hinton (photo: Laird Mackintosh)

People: Peter Hinton on "Macbeth" at the NAC

Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next month at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, now in his second year as Artistic Director of the English Theatre at the NAC, is directing the show. NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng caught up with Hinton recently at his office in Ottawa to talk about his theatre craft and directing Macbeth in a 20th century context.  Go to full article
Chris Seiler (above) and Chris Johnston (below)
Chris Seiler (above) and Chris Johnston (below)

Shakespeare on-the-road in Canton

The American Shakespeare Center On Tour is at St. Lawrence University this week with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew", "Henry V" and "The Merchant of Venice". The group, based in Virginia, performs Shakespeare with the house lights on -- shattering the "fourth wall" between actors and the audience. ASC actors Chris Johnston and Chris Seiler stopped by our studios for a chat with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Steve Scott
Steve Scott

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival opens its fifth season this weekend and is expanding to two productions along the banks of the St. Lawrence in Prescott, Ontario. Two of Shakespeare's best known plays, the magical A Midsummer Night's Dream and the world's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet will be presented at the Kinsmen Ampitheatre through the middle of August. Connie Meng caught up with A Midsummer Night's Dream director Steve Scott.  Go to full article

Canton teens tackle Shakespeare

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens tonight at Canton high school's auditorium (7 pm). The plot: Lovers lives are complicated by laws, feuding faerie royalty, and...love. Todd Moe spoke with a few of the more than 40 students in the cast.  Go to full article
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Company
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare at SLU

The Blackfriars Stage Company, the touring troupe of the Shenandoah Shakespeare's American Shakespeare Center, is in residence this week at St. Lawrence University. The company will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar and Cyrano de Bergerac at St. Lawrence University through Sunday afternoon. Two actors from the touring troupe stopped by NCPR for a chat and a scene from Cyrano. Adam Segaller and Tyler Moss spoke with Todd Moe about performing Shakespeare under the original staging conditions.  Go to full article

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