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"Crucifixion" Photo: Beth Kates
"Crucifixion" Photo: Beth Kates

Theatre Review: Bigger Than Jesus at 1000 Islands Playhouse

Bigger Than Jesus opens in the Firehall at 1000 Islands Playhouse July 29 and runs for only 7 performances. Here's Connie's review of this same production that she saw earlier in Ottawa.  Go to full article
Deb Filler, whose one-woman show <i>Filler Up</i> is part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival
Deb Filler, whose one-woman show Filler Up is part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival

Bread and life in Glens Falls

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 14th season of theatre continues this week with Filler Up! A Survivor's guide to Jewish Mothers, Baking and Kneading. It's a one-woman show featuring Deb Filler, a New Zealand comic actor, who bakes challah bread live onstage. She spoke with Todd Moe about the show which she says has comic and poignant moments, and honest observations of her own life.  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
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith

Poetry that blurs boundaries

Some of the top performance poets in the country will be at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake tonight. Nationally acclaimed poets Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens and Patricia Smith will take the stage to share their favorite poems out loud. These slam poetry champs push and blur boundaries between music, art, theater and literature. Tonight's free event (8 pm) is sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. Todd Moe spoke with poet Roger Bonair-Agard.  Go to full article
Bill Sandiford and Mary Ellen Dowling rehearse a scene from "The Man with Bogart's Face" in Long Lake.
Bill Sandiford and Mary Ellen Dowling rehearse a scene from "The Man with Bogart's Face" in Long Lake.

Preview: radio drama on stage in Long Lake

The Long Lake Bearfoot Players' season opener this weekend is a mystery/comedy 1940s radio show. "The Man with Bogart's Face" will be performed Friday and Saturday nights (8 pm) and Sunday afternoon (1 pm) at the Long Lake Town Hall. Todd Moe talks with co-director Natalie Cottington about the community theater production.  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
The senior class play will be performed this Friday and Saturday night (7pm) at the Clifton-Fine CS auditorium
The senior class play will be performed this Friday and Saturday night (7pm) at the Clifton-Fine CS auditorium

Preview: stories about life in Clifton-Fine

The Clifton-Fine senior class play focuses on the wit and wisdom of small lives with big meanings this weekend. The play is based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book of essays, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was an instant classic in early 90's. Todd Moe spoke with two cast members about how the play reflects the truth in everyday life.  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
The cast of <i>Fools</i>
The cast of Fools

Preview: Neil Simon?s ?Fools? in North Creek

A community theatre group in the Adirondacks is putting the finishing touches on their fall production. Neil Simon's "Fools" opens Friday, October 19 (7:30 pm) at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. "Fools" is a comic fable set in a small Russian village. Simon's fools aren't just bumbling clowns, but good-natured people who know that they shouldn't be this way, and that their idiocy is the result of a curse. They hire a schoolmaster to come and lift the curse by educating the daughter of the family that originally received the brunt of the curse. Todd Moe talks with some of the cast and director Colleen Doyle.  Go to full article
Raquel Duffy as Nerissa in "Merchant of Venice"
Raquel Duffy as Nerissa in "Merchant of Venice"

Life as a young actor at Stratford Fest

A group of young actors has begun another season of intensive classical theatre training at the Stratford Festival's conservatory. They'll take classes on voice, movement, music and song. Earlier this summer, NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng visited the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and spoke with actor Raquel Duffy. She's a new member of the acting company. They talked about life at Stratford for young actors including whether they get to choose their theatrical roles.  Go to full article

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