HELD OVER! Shelley Marshall Presents: The Award Winning Production “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”: April 18 & 19. All One 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/
Archive for March 16th, 2014
CHECK THE REVIEW FOR DEATH AND THE MAIDEN:
Death and the Maiden: Written by Laurence Olivier Prize Winning playwright Ariel Dorfman. This is the fourth production that Nortesur 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 :
RiderGirl: Written and performed by Ottawa based actor and Saskatchewan native Colleen Sutton. Professional sports and
independent 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
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 (905.524.0606) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
The Pearl Company & Northern Lights Theatre Company Present: The Pearl Company Canadian Theatre Festival: Aug 16-18, 23-25. Theatre That Will Astound You! Buy Your Tickets Now – $15. Pay cash at door or use Paypal on the Buy Tickets tab above.
Shows: Love, Loss & Leonard (Fevergraph); Romeo & Juliet: An Escapist Comedy (make.art.theatre); Different Every Time (Canadian Improv Showcase).
The Pearl Company Canadian Theatre Festival Has Something for Everyone: Take a dose of Shakespeare, twisted by Woody Allen (aka Ryan Sero); add a shaker of Leonard Cohen, danced, sung, spoken and imaged; toss in two hilarious west indian women fresh from a “Best of Toronto Fringe” award; mix with whatever crazy idea you can come up with for Canada’s best short-form improv group; and finally top off with the blockbuster musical talents of Shari Vandermolen and the Quarter to Nine Band and you have this year’s Pearl Company Canadian Theatre Festival.
The Festival runs two shows per night and Saturday matinees, Aug 16-18 and 23-25. Here’s the schedule!
Thursday, Aug 16 – 7:30 pm – Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy. make.art.theatre
Thursday, Aug 16 – 9:00 pm – Love, Loss & Leonard. Fevergraph
Friday, Aug 17 – 7:30 pm – pomme is french for apple. liza paul & bahia watson
Friday, Aug 17 – 9:00 pm – Different Every Time. Canadian Improv Showcase
Saturday, Aug 18 – 1:30 pm – Different Every Time. Canadian Improv Showcase
Saturday, Aug 18 – 3:00 pm – pomme is french for apple. liza paul & bahia watson
Saturday, Aug 18 – 7:30 pm – Love, Loss & Leonard. Fevergraph
Saturday, Aug 18 – 9:00 pm – Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy. make.art.theatre
Thursday, Aug 23 – 7:30 pm – Different Every Time. Canadian Improv Showcase
Thursday, Aug 23 – 9:00 pm – pomme is french for apple. liza paul & bahia watson
Friday, Aug 24 – 7:30 pm – Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy. make.art.theatre
Friday, Aug 24 – 9:00 pm – Love, Loss & Leonard. Fevergraph
Saturday, Aug 25 – 1:30 pm – Love, Loss & Leonard. Fevergraph
Saturday, Aug 25 – 3:00 pm – Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy. make.art.theatre
Saturday, Aug 25 – 7:30 pm – Different Every Time. Canadian Improv Showcase
Saturday, Aug 25 – 9:00 pm – My Funny Valentine. Quarter to Nine Productions