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Frédérick Gravel’s sincere fakery

A conversation with Montreal dancer, choreographer, musician, director and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel about presenting two shows at the 2017 Fluid Festival.

Fluid Festival recipe: a double-dose of Montreal, three parts prairies, and a conversation about dance

The Fluid Festival  October 18-28 by Stephen Hunt Bodies tell cool stories too. Calgary, beginning October 18, will be the epicenter of a conversation about dance, when The Fluid Festival opens with a trio of performances. At 7p.m. the Prairie... Continue Reading →

When the truth starts to hurt, The Christians truly takes flight

The Christians at Rosebud Theatre through Oct 23 Four stars At first blush, there's something a little audacious about the storytelling in The Christians, Lucas Hnath's moving drama about the fallout that occurs when a celebrity pastor blurts out an... Continue Reading →

Pattengale leads excellent cast in The Christians

The Christians At Rosebud Theatre Opening Sept 22 through October 28 rosebudtheatre.com by Stephen Hunt If the best actors are the most honest ones, then Rosebud is one lucky theatre company, because they have a whole slew of them. Exhibit... Continue Reading →

Samuel Gentle’s search

by Stephen Hunt An Almost Holy Picture at Rosebud Theatre June 29 through September 2 http://www.rosebudtheatre.com Phone toll-free 1-800-267-7553 or locally at 403-677-2001 How would your faith hold up when the worst happens? That's the emotional backdrop Rosebud actor David... Continue Reading →

Eternal optimist Thornton Wilder, meet the end of the world

Rosebud Theatre presents Under the Skin of Our Teeth Through June 3 rosebudtheatre.com Four stars Review by Stephen Hunt The end of the world is a tough place to start a play. Yes, it's about as dramatic as it gets... Continue Reading →

Thornton Wilder’s enduring optimism powers The Skin of Our Teeth

Rosebud Theatre presents The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder March 31 through June 3 (Photo: Cast of The Skin of Our Teeth) Actor Declan O’Reilly didn’t need a hard sell to be convinced to return to perform at... Continue Reading →

Messing with eating disorders

British playwright and actor Caroline Horton talks about Mess, her drama being presented by Vertigo Theatre's Y Stage through February 11

dirtsong sings a story

The High Performance Rodeo & Black Arm Band present dirtsong February 2, 7:30pm, Jack Singer Hall You can talk your reconciliation, or you can walk it. That might be reductive, but it's also the message Fred Leone wants audiences to... Continue Reading →

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