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The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

Archive for March 16th, 2014


Shelley Marshall Presents: “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”: April 18 & 19

HELD OVER! Shelley Marshall Presents: The Award Winning Production “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”: April 18 & 19. All ShelleyMarshallApr18_19.jpgOne Woman’s story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall, directed by Linda Kash. It seems appropriate that world renowned Comedienne, Marshall would open her autobiographical One Woman Show in the city where the story and star were born. It took 10 years for Marshall to create this Play and it is the rewarding result of resilience, recovery, and reflection while exploring many genres of performance including elements of clown, stand up, improv, buffoon, and play. Shelley Marshall takes her audience many places; “I take them on an adventure, both emotionally and visually. There is no denying that my story is tragic, but it’s my story and time and writing without shame has been my comedic relief. ‘Hold Mommy’s Cigarette’ is not an exploitation of what has happened in my life, but rather, an acceptance of where it may lead. It is a dark comedy, a vulnerable piece about life, mental illness and survival.” Marshall reveals with a smile. She invites you to come to her show with an open mind and promises you’ll leave with a full heart. *Mature Content* http://www.holdmommyscigarette.com Tickets available at http://www.thepearlcompany.ca or 524-0606. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451939231706392/

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Fringe: Death & the Maiden / RiderGirl: July 18-28

CHECK THE REVIEW FOR DEATH AND THE MAIDEN:
http://fringefestivalcommunityreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/death-and-the-maiden/

Death and the Maiden: Written by Laurence Olivier Prize Winning playwright Ariel Dorfman. This is the fourth production that Death_Maiden.jpgNortesur has developed for the stage; chosen because it speaks passionately about current international events, it asks tough questions about forgiveness and the role of victims and perpetrators in transitory societies, and it is a local opportunity to see a truly amazing piece of theatre written by one of Latin America’s best contemporary playwrights.  It is raw, provocative, and driven by a cast of characters that are all-too-human. Performed, and designed by emerging professional artists from across the golden horseshoe and the GTA, it is an entertaining, insightful, and extraordinarily powerful piece that delivers an evening of truly engaging theatre.  Thurs.July 18@ 8:00pm, Fri.19@8:00pm, Sat.20@7:00pm, Tues.23@8:00pm, Wed.24@7:00pm, Thurs.25@8:00pm,  Fri.26@7:00pm, Sat.27@8:00pm

AND HERE’S  RIDERGIRL’S REVIEW :
http://fringefestivalcommunityreviews.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/ridergirl-second-review/

RiderGirl: Written and performed by Ottawa based actor and Saskatchewan native Colleen Sutton. Professional sports and
ridergirl_poster_hamilton_2013_final_3_small_1.jpgindependent theatre meet head on in Tiger Town! This is the story of a young woman whose prairie roots and home team inspire her to get off the sidelines and get in the game of her life.  With the end zone in sight, she fights for every down, but fumbles when she tries to go it alone.  Her team is about to make it – can she do the same?  Come in your colours, GAME TIME is here!  Two?time Rideau award nominee Colleen Sutton will energize your inner fan!  “ **** ½ “The only reason I’ve withheld that last half?star is because I cannot in good conscience give 5 stars to a Rider fan. Other than that, the show was superb.” CBC Manitoba.   Note: Fri. 19 – 2 for 1.  Friday, July 19, 6:30; Saturday,  20, 9:00; Sunday,  21, 2:00; Tuesday,  6:30; Wednesday, 24, 9:00; Thursday,  25, 6:30; Friday,  26, 9:00; Saturday, 27, 2:00

Times, dates, and tickets are  on the Fringe website – www.hamiltonfringe.ca 

Art Bus: Friday, July 5

The Art Bus is Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage:

Last Art Bus for the Summer! Check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene! Call Barbara JMarsalesArtBusLarge.jpg(905.524.0606) or email (info@thepearlcompany.ca) to reserve your seat. Next dates: Sept 6 & 20. Cost: $15/$10 students/artists. Group rates available.  Start: 6:30 from The Pearl.

  • July 5: (L’Arche Gallery, Workers Arts & Heritage, Nathaniel Hughson, Book Club Gallery, Manta Gallery) This will be another varied and interesting trip with specially-opened galleries, and tours of places you have never been before!

Dean Hollin: For the Love O’ Nat: May 28

FOR THE LOVE O’ NAT – CHRONICLING THE LIFE, TIMES & MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE: Dean Hollin presents another DeanHollin_2_.JPGof his popular “Musical Biographies”.  Saturday, May 28th,  8 pm.  $18 advance / $22 door.  An evening of memories and melodies, all tied together by one man — that tremendous crooner of the twentieth century, Nat King Cole. The songs: “A Blossom Fell”, “Route 66, “Mona Lisa”, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, “Paper Moon”, “When I Fall In Love” and, the timeless “Stardust”! In direct keeping with the instrumentation of the original Nat King Cole Trio piano, rhythm guitar, and upright bass — Dean will be accompanied by a live jazz trio.  http://www.deanhollin.com

 

Tom Wilson with Special Guest Harlan Pepper: October 2.

Ticket for Change: Tom Wilson with Special Guest Harlan Pepper: Supporting Paul Tetley for Ward 3 TomWilson_ThePearl.jpgCouncillor: Saturday, October 2.  8:00pm $45.  We all know Tom Wilson; he has been a creative and prolific writer, artist, and performer for many years in our city. Wilson’s commitment to Hamilton cannot be doubted and he is demonstrating his commitment with this concert in support of better politics. I think we speak for a number of people in our town when we say, change is deeply needed.  Come support us in our efforts and enjoy this superb entertainer who happens to be appearing with Harlan Pepper, the dynamite band that his son fronts!
If you want to know more about the candidate that we are supporting, here is Paul’s website: http://www.paultetley.com

Corin Raymond (Ontario), the prairie’s Scott Cook, and BC songwriter Raghu Lokanathan:October 1

Corin Raymond (Ontario), the prairie’s Scott Cook, and BC songwriter Raghu Lokanathan: Friday, CorinRAY.jpgOctober 1: 8:00pm doors / 8:30pm show. $20 / $12 students/artists. Three singer/songwriters from across the country.
Corin is the Toronto-based troubadour who is also half of the Undesirables, (whom we have met several very cool times at The Pearl). He is showcasing his second solo album, ‘There Will Always Be a Small Time’, an impressive work anyone’s reckoning. There is nothing small time about Raymond’s talent (John Prine comparisons often come his way). He’s a young man writing songs that sound like they’ve been around a lot longer than Corin himself. http://www.myspace.com/corinraymond
Raghu Lokanathan
joins them performing from his ‘Blue Girl’ album, an album that takes bold risks and vividly spins the stories of characters that are as likable and warped and dignified and unlikely as the grinning man himself; clever, sympathetic songs that showed a dark, and darkly humorous, edge.  “He writes songs like they used to a long time ago.” Utah Phillips http://www.raghumusic.com
Scott Cook, a world-traveling songwriter with his heart forever on his sleeve, has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and the unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.” -David Francey  http://www.scottcook.net

Festitalia Author’s Night: Tuesday, September 28

Festitalia Author’s Night: Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm.  Free admission. Bryon Prince and Festitalia present Genni Gunn reading from her latest novel, Solitaria and Carole Bertuzzi Luciani reading from her book, I Have a Story for You.  For further information, please contact Bryan Prince, Bookseller at 905 528-4528 or staff@princebooks.net


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