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Preview: ?Beauty and the Beast? in Canton

The Grasse River Players' summer musical, the fairytale "Beauty and the Beast" opens at Canton High School tonight. Todd Moe talks with co-directors Elaine Kuracina and Barbara Burdick about their community theatre production. Tickets: 315-379-9709  Go to full article

Preview: ?Welcome Home Jenny Sutter?

Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake offers a new play this summer that explores war, recovery, acceptance and hope. "Welcome Home Jenny Sutter" opens next Tuesday night and continues through the end of August. Jenny Sutter is home from Iraq. She's a 30-year-old Marine, minus her lower right leg, with a mind filled with horrific memories. The play's been called a tender, funny and important story of a female veteran struggling to return to civilian life. Todd Moe talks with director Anita Montgomery and Fiona Christie, who portrays Jenny Sutter.  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
Naoko Murakoshi, Graham McKelvie, Andrea Nann and Jennifer Dahl.
Naoko Murakoshi, Graham McKelvie, Andrea Nann and Jennifer Dahl.

Theatre Review: The Four Horsemen Project at 1000 Islands Playhouse

The Four Horsemen Project opens in the Firehall at 1000 Islands Playhouse on July 9 and runs through July 26. Here's Connie's review of this same production that she saw earlier in Ottawa.  Go to full article
"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

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