On the Fringes

Atlantic Fringe Festival on until the 13th

September 04, 2015

The Atlantic Fringe Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, kicks off this week. The festival is a display of experimental and artistic theater, aiming to provide interesting and accessible entertainment. This year, Fringe boasts 12 venues and 50 shows –… Continue Reading

The 2015 Halifax Summer To-Do List

Looks like you better cancel your flight home

April 14, 2015

With so much of Dalhousie’s student body hailing from outside the city, summers in Halifax can feel like a well-kept secret. Those who stay in the city can attest to the beautiful weather and the multitude of things to do… Continue Reading

Two Minute Mania

January 16, 2015

North end theatre festival rips through 30 plays in 60 minutes   “30/60″ (30 Plays in 60 minutes) by Up the Hill Theatre Productions runs from January 13 to January 18 at The Bus Stop Theatre on Gottingen Street. The… Continue Reading

Getting out there

November 15, 2014

Lessons from a Dalhousie theatre alumni Sitting through hours of lecture each week, it can feel like graduation is a lifetime away. But what do you do when it finally arrives? The dreaded question that all university graduates face is “where… Continue Reading

Fountain School opens

September 12, 2014

Arts have a new home at Dal The much-anticipated Fountain School of Performing Arts opened its doors in July, considerably expanding music, theatre and film studies programs at Dalhousie. In May 2013, Dalhousie received a $10 million donation from the… Continue Reading

Vanishing into “How to Disappear Completely”

February 04, 2014

  In September 2000, lighting designer Itai Erdal received news that his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She had only nine months to live. After moving back to Israel to be with her, he shot hours of documentary-style interview footage… Continue Reading

Putting on Pericles

November 22, 2013

  Dalhousie’s theater department will present Pericles,  its second production of the 2013-2014 season, on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Pericles is a  magical adaptation of Ancient Greece, telling the epic tale of Prince Pericles’ journey across the Mediterranean Sea as he finds love… Continue Reading

Dal Theatre presents: The Ghost Sonata

October 25, 2013

A twisted ride through a fever dream, The Ghost Sonata is nightmarish in a way that only powerful theatre can be. Dalhousie Theatre’s first performance of the season is a purgatorial world of doomed mansions and enslaved souls, a place where… Continue Reading

Where to see plays in Halifax

September 02, 2013

In spite of your lengthy Netflix queue, theatre lives on. Get out of the house and plop your bum in a seat at one of Halifax’s dramatic theatre venues. Neptune Theatre (1593 Argyle Street) is the venerable and crowd-pleasing uncle of the local thespian scene…. Continue Reading

Redefining Theatre: the King’s Infringement Festival

February 15, 2013

Student plays break the mold… Continue Reading

Strawberries in January

January 19, 2013

Strawberries in January, written by Évelyne de la Chenelière in French and translated by Morwyn Brebner, is a story about saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and having things work out nonetheless. After seeing Strawberries in January put… Continue Reading

Where the hell is everyone trying to get to?

October 26, 2012

The aura of the small theatre was one of uncertainty: in the background wind whispered secrets while low yellow light illuminated the set. Before the action onstage started, the atmosphere was thick with questioning and unease. The Ends of the… Continue Reading

To Solo

October 26, 2012

  Shakespeare and I have had good times and bad. Some of the best performances I’ve seen were at the National Theatre in London and, comically, some of the worst in Stratford-upon-Avon—Shakespeare’s hometown. The idea of a solo Hamlet production made… Continue Reading