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March 26, 2009
  Morpheus Theatre looks at Gilbert and Sullivan's lesser known workPDF files may take a moment to load

All you need is a good sense of humour according to Tim Elliott, the producer of Morpheus Theatre Company, to appreciate their production of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience. The musical, directed by Richard Michelle-Pentelbury, satirizes the aesthetic movement of the time while telling the story of two rival poets fighting for the love and adoration of Patience (Naomi Williams-Covey), the local milkmaid.

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March 12, 2009
  Identity, memory, death and desirePDF files may take a moment to load

What do death, desire and the Canadian west all have in common? Mark Lawes, the founding artistic director of Theatre Junction, and the Resident Company of Artists may have your answer in their continuing performance ensemble piece entitled On The Side of the Road. The eclectic group of artists are presenting their work as a second instalment in a trilogy dealing with the themes of identity, memory, death and desire. Audiences will be in for a diverse night of theatre that is sure to attract people from all over.

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March 05, 2009
  Grief and the environmentPDF files may take a moment to load

Protesting at the top of a tree is the newest form of grief therapy in Urban Curvz's upcoming production of Ayla Stephen's Tree Hugger. The show stars Stephen herself as a woman mourning the loss of her lover to cancer all the while taking a stand against pollution and overdevelopment.

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March 05, 2009
  Wilde's words hit Theatre CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Oscar Wilde may have a reputation for appealing to snotty academics, but Theatre Calgary is hoping to show there's more to him than that. Packed with wit and loaded with thoughtful themes, An Ideal Husband showcases Wilde's talents on stage. Actor Christopher Hunt believes it will make an impression.

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February 26, 2009
  Sage Theatre tackles child loss in FrozenPDF files may take a moment to load

The loss of a child is heart breaking. It's traumatic and painful and the after effects lead to a state of pain and remorse-- a frozen portrait of loss.

In Bryony Lavery's Frozen, opening at the Pumphouse Theatre on Feb. 26, Nancy must eventually confront the killer of her little girl, a demented pedophile named Ralph.

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February 26, 2009
  Celebrating the trailer court culturePDF files may take a moment to load

Life in the land of mobile homes is not always as Trailer Park Boys makes it out to be. Lunchbox Theatre's production of Darrin Hagen's Tornado Magnet shows that trailer court living is often more about camaraderie and community than white-trash, drunken shenanigans-- though some people in the park do know how to party.

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February 12, 2009
  The sexy space between the goalie's legsPDF files may take a moment to load

A five hole, in hockey terminology, is the space between the goalie's legs. There could not be a better metaphor to aptly describe the union of One Yellow Rabbit artistic director Blake Brooker, writer Dave Bidini and the Rheostatics bringing Calgary theatre a little taste of erotic hockey and all the hilarity that goes with it.

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February 12, 2009
  U of C spins Shakespeare classicPDF files may take a moment to load

Love, betrayal and stress are all feelings that present day university students face during their university years. William Shakespeare understood this when he wrote Hamlet and managed to express these emotions in a very human way that, literally, people of all ages could relate to in some way. The University of Calgary drama department will channel his words Feb. 17-28 as they embark on their own version of the play.

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February 05, 2009
  Examining the elements of DoubtPDF files may take a moment to load

Since its advent, theatre has been used to examine various facets of society. Throughout its history, the stage has seen the in-depth analysis of love, hate, lust, betrayal, rage, fear and a litany of other topics. Beginning with the line, "What do you do when you're not sure?" Theatre Calgary's presentation of Doubt: A Parable, examines the interplay between doubt and certainty.

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February 05, 2009
  Stickland's words bridge gap between young and oldPDF files may take a moment to load

No normal person likes King Lear. Playwright Eugene Stickland, however, has recently put a new spin on a piece of literature that was generally on everyone's "do not read" list with Urban Curvz's upcoming production, Queen Lear.

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