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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

 

Jayme Stone Quartet: October 12:

Jayme Stone Quartet: Tuesday, October 12: 8:00. $20 at the door. $15 students / artists. Two-time Juno winning banjoist, Jayme Stone has a new album based on folk dances from around the world: reels, rachenitsas, morescas andJaymeStone.jpg sambas from Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Tunisia and North America.   Influenced by Japanese poetry and Brazilian literature, his curiosity started early with the quirky physics of the banjo, and landed him long-lasting lessons with a series of maestros, from Béla Fleck to Bill Frisell. The show will feature fiddle pioneer Casey Driessen, (grammy nominee, plays with Béla Fleck) Ross Martin, guitar (plays with Matt Flinner, Darol Anger, Ron Miles), Joe Phillips, bass (principal bassist with Orchestra London, played The Pearl recently with Rita Chiarelli) http://jaymestone.com

Code Red Blues Festival: October 9

Code Red Blues Festival: Saturday, October 9: 8:00 pm $10 at the door. This festival will showcase local musicians from the New Hamilton Blues Society who have taken the Spectator’s Code Red series to heart and turned it into achingly heart-felt blues ballads and rocksongs.  You will laugh, you will cry; the one thing you will not be is bored… Even Gary Santucci has taken up the challenge… There will also be discussion and commentary – into which you are welcome to join.

Jean-Paul de Roover with special guest Lindy: October 8th

Jean-Paul de Roover returns with special guest Lindy Friday, October 8th. 8:00pm $15 at the door. $10 Jean_PauldeR.jpgstudents/artists. With an innovative approach to music, Jean-Paul De Roover is much more than a solo artist. Accompanied by live looping, guitars and a voice used as an instrument, this ‘sonic architect’ builds his songs from foundation to facade before your very eyes. Beginning with dead silence, his performance could lead anywhere: full a capella harmonies, rhythmic tribal beats, noise-layered worlds of ambient rock, campfire-folk, electro-ballads and anything in between. With lyrical content that can be brutally honest, or lovingly truthful, one thing is certain: the originality and creativity of his timeless performances lindy_1.jpgshines through to every listener.  http://www.jeanpaulderoover.com Lindy: Lindy Vopnfjord is the tallest freestanding singer/songwriter in Canada and he has an arsenal of songs to prove it. With a thousand mile stare, this flop eared kid grew up in Winnipeg and has been traveling and singing since the age of four. He has a voice that soars and he captures the audience like no other. Lindy crafts his songs carefully, blending melody and poetry to the fullest. www.myspace.com/lindymusic

Faye Blais / Fours Trio: October 7

Faye Blais / Fours Trio: Thursday, October 7. 8:00pm. $15 at the door. $10 students/artists. Hailing from faye_blais__small__2_.jpgNorthern Ontario, Faye Blais delivers sweet melodies coupled with raw acoustics that turn into the sound-track of our lives. With an equally delectable stage presence, Blais is a force to be reckoned with. This indie-folk princess will win you over with her quick wit, spontaneity and subtle ability to stroke your soul in its warmest places. Back in Canada after recording and touring throughout Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and USA, she has been garnering much attention. She is currently touring to promote her third album/DVD “Here in the Shade – A Night at Sing Sing”, “Young, edgy, and powerfully present, Faye Blais is continuingFoursTrio.jpg the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist.” – Eaglewood Folk Festival.  www.fayeblais.com The Fours Trio will take the stage at 10:00pm as the “after band”, part of the Code Red Blues and Roots Festival. What happens when 3 musicians from 3 different music backgrounds and 3 separate bands get together? The result is a collision of jazz, blues, and original songs together in one great variety show. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fours-Trio/118712221485302


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