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September 15, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Thespian adventuresPDF files may take a moment to load

People don't go to the theatre for many reasons, all of them unfortunate. For some, "theatre" is a stuffy rendition of The Nutcracker at Christmas, sweating through itchy clothes your parents crammed you into when you were too young to resist. Others remember high school outcasts embarrassing themselves at assemblies with interpretive dance. Of course, some of us were those outcasts and want to leave that chapter far, far behind.

Bullshit.

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September 15, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Struck by the stagePDF files may take a moment to load

Sadly, some marriages reach an unfortunate stage where the spark dies but your significant other remains irritatingly alive. Couples' counseling is for the weak, clearly now is the time to dust off those ingenious murder ploys and let the bloodlust commence!

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September 15, 2005
  Theatre Review: A Fabulous Disaster avoids disaster fabulouslyPDF files may take a moment to load

There are times in life when people are so disillusioned, all they can do is ask, 'how did my life get like this?' This is the question asked by the character in One Yellow Rabbit's production of A Fabulous Disaster, a tragic comedy that deals with a broken heart.

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September 08, 2005
  Theatre Review: OleannaPDF files may take a moment to load

As far as childhood activities go, the telephone game is one of the most popular. The starting player chooses a phrase, whispers it into the next player's ear and the message passes down the line, yielding minor distortions in transit. Rarely does the message remain intact. More often a phrase like "all the world needs is love" ends up something as absurd as "green orangutan refrigerator." Although the game is very entertaining, it demonstrates how corrupt information can become through indirect communication.

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September 08, 2005
  Theatre Preview: A Fabulous DisasterPDF files may take a moment to load

She's not cocky, she's confident, or at least that's how Denise Clarke describes herself. Clarke, an associate artist with One Yellow Rabbit, is positive her one-woman show, A Fabulous Disaster, will be a favourite among the masses of Calgary because of her theatrical talent.

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July 28, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Bringing the bard outdoorsPDF files may take a moment to load

Many years ago, along the misty river banks of England, the words of Shakespeare would resonate across the water. Once again it is possible to hear those classic lines in iambic pentameter from a distance, yet this time the distance is from our own Prince's Island Park. Though flooding earlier this summer caused the annual Shakespeare in the Park production to move to the Mount Royal College amphitheatre. Water levels have since subsided, allowing the festival to return to the natural surroundings tucked away in our urban centre.

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June 16, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Bat Boy--the dark freak returnsPDF files may take a moment to load

In the late '90s, an entirely credible publication called The Weekly World News reported on the discovery of a strange half boy/half bat in a cave near a small town in Virginia. A lot of rednecks picked up the issue on the way back to the trailer park; prompting WWN to do a series of follow up articles on the infamous Bat Boy. Additional rednecks believed the articles and bat-fever took hold of the town.

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June 16, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Burning Sage lights up the summerPDF files may take a moment to load

With Calgary's professional theatre companies on summer hiatus comes the retreat from the reliable to fulfill the thespian's desire for new theatre experiences. Now is the perfect time to delight in the offerings of some of Calgary's emerging artists.

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June 16, 2005
  Theatre Preview: Dress learns to share womenPDF files may take a moment to load

If you've ever been a member of a wedding party, you know it's not nearly as fascinating as it appears. There are the fights, drama, duties and of course the shockingly repulsive outfits. Don't feel like you are alone though, because these are also the circumstances the characters in the Pumphouse Theatres production of Five Women in One Dress find themselves in.

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April 07, 2005
  Theatre Review: The good kind of AnomalyPDF files may take a moment to load

Everyone has worked that terrible job. You know, the one you dread going to, the monotonous grind of the workplace where the clock is watched religiously for the impending lunch break. Specifically, the shredding of paper for the entire work day. It's what happens to Steve Davidson (David Trimble) and Dave Stevenson (C. Adam Leigh), who go through the motions of shredding paper after paper in Lunch Box Theatre's latest show, Anomaly.

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