Theatre

Remembering Joe Shoctor, 1922–2001

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Theatre | Comments Off on Remembering Joe Shoctor, 1922–2001

Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre is again developing a play for Broadway, something it last tried twenty-seven years ago. The theatre’s founder, Joe Shoctor, was the one who set out in the 1970s to make Edmonton the try-out capital of Canada.

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Rick McNair left his mark at Theatre Calgary

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Books, Brian's Blog, Theatre | 0 comments

Rick McNair was a theatrical visionary who believed in the late 1970s that Canadian playwrights were ready for prime time. He’s one of the featured characters in Rogues and Rebels.

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Encountering Tennessee Williams and Other Celebrities

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Other Writings, Theatre | 0 comments

A chance conversation with a writer friend led to a weekly column that is now a book-in-progress.

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My review of the movie Birdman

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Movies, Theatre | 0 comments

Forty-three of the 49 professional film critics featured on metacritic.com liked this movie. Two disliked it. I’m with them.

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Michael Green RIP

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Theatre | 0 comments

Michael Green was a seminal force in Calgary’s early alternative theatre scene. He died much too young.

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