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April 08, 2004
  Transcending the "fucking middle"PDF files may take a moment to load

Passing through this world of mundane emotion, we are seldom pushed to feel utterly disgusted, remarkably moved or delightfully enthralled. Yet, in the recesses of our minds, we quietly yearn for the passion, the inspiration, the revulsion that makes us feel alive.

We yearn, and a select few answer our desperate pleas, taking risks that seldom yield a respectable result.

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April 08, 2004
  Ugly ManPDF files may take a moment to load

What is true beauty? What is ugliness? These are the questions Mob Hit Productions tackles in its production of The Ugly Man, playing at The Pumphouse Theatres though Sat., Apr. 10. Working from a script by Alberta playwright Brad Fraser and directed by Larissa Innes, Mob Hit's take on the play is a saucy revenge-tragedy played with irony and double entendres.

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April 01, 2004
  Of improvisation and canned hamPDF files may take a moment to load

Are you a night owl searching for something to spice up your Saturday nights? Are you looking for something new and different to satisfy and tantalize your taste for live entertainment? Can't find an open supermarket at midnight on the weekend?

Well, you don't have to go to the French Maid or the fresh food black market. Nope, search no further than the Plaza Theatre where a fresh, new improvisation troupe performs every Saturday night.

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March 18, 2004
  Sweet monkey lovin'PDF files may take a moment to load

Looking for cartoony monkey love? Does the primal ritual of water-spitting turn you on? Do you often retreat to yoga to relax after a long day of debauchery and unsuccessful pick-up lines aimed at co-workers?

Then you should feel right at home at Lunchbox Theatre's presentation of Nicole Zylstra's Monkey Business, where a day in the jungle can bring the monkey-barrel-filling fun without even mentioning the word "banana."

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December 04, 2003
  Ich bin ein Berliner. Puppenspiel? Sehr güt!PDF files may take a moment to load

Vollen Sie ein bier? Ich bin Kanadier. Sie sein ein sexy Engeline. Wo ist die Badezimmer?

This is the extent of my knowledge of the German language. Ah, girls: always motivating you to learn things for all the wrong reasons. To anyone who can actually speak German: you know how much trouble there's going to be when I hit my first German bar. Pity me.

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October 09, 2003
  Munsch on this theatre-goersPDF files may take a moment to load

Ah, the Paper Bag Princess. I don't remember when I first came across the Robert Munsch book as a kid, but I'm sure my first reaction was, "Whoa, is this ever different!"

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April 11, 2002
  Somalia reinvisioned at OYRPDF files may take a moment to load

CORRECTION: Somalia Yellow runs until April 27 at the Big Secret Theatre. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

An artist comes back from Somalia after six days as Canada's last official war artist. He had an hour and a half of video footage that would be condensed into 45 minutes. Discuss.

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