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Theater Review: Constellations

The latest venture from Keep Good Theatre Company is a highly intellectual emotional rollercoaster. Constellations, written by Nick Payne, is directed by Laura Vingoe-Cramandstars, Jeff Schwager and Leslie Smith in an intimate two-person play. With a minimalist set and a running time of only 60 minutes, Constellations successfully rides the fine line of digestible and…

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Fringe for days

The Mom Show (or, the Most Boring Show Ever) A delightful one-woman exposition of pranayama deep-breathing, couples’ posturing on Instagram, and the pains and labours of motherhood. Amy Grace takes us on a joyful tour of her life as a childbearing woman without comparing herself to Meredith Grey, M.D. Ovaries not required, but a bonus…

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Theatre Review: “The FEAR Project”

When a show promises to be a “new musical creation” based upon cultural fears such as June bugs, terrorists, and anal sex, it has a lot to live up to. Writers and performers Kristi Anderson and Garry Williams seem unfathomably cognizant of the weight they hold on their shoulders and keep the promise that the…

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Neptune’s “2 Pianos, 4 Hands” confusingly entertaining

Two gleaming grand pianos facing one another are surrounded by nearly all black.  A large empty photo frame hangs above each piano.  It’s simplicity to the point of excess.  As the house lights dim, two men dressed in tuxedos with shiny, patent leather shoes walk confidently across the stage.  It takes them a moment to…

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Neptune’s 2 Pianos, 4 Hands confusingly entertaining

Two gleaming grand pianos facing one another are surrounded by nearly all black.  A large empty photo frame hangs above each piano.  It’s simplicity to the point of excess.  As the house lights dim, two men dressed in tuxedos with shiny, patent leather shoes walk confidently across the stage.  It takes them a moment to…

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Black History Month is almost over

The world seems to get more diverse as time goes on. In the new Star Wars film, two of the leading stars, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega, were Puerto Rican and African American, respectively. One of the biggest literary hashtags is #weneeddiversebooks, and with the use of the internet, it is now easier than ever…

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Going Gatsby

Directed by Hannah Harper and Ryan Wilcox of the Dalhousie Theatre Society, this F. Scott Fitzgerald classic of the ephemera of love and consumption was performed from November 19th through the 21st. This adaptation, written by Simon Levy, obviously lacks the intense descriptions of the original work, but still remained excellent in conveying the same…

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The theatre of fear

  The show memorably began with a screaming clown. “THE FEAR PROJECT or So… What About Fear?” is the memorable culmination of the DaPoPo Theatre’s Live-In Festival, an entire month of the theatre featuring performances, workshops, and readings related to developing the potential of a shared theatre community. This piece had been developed throughout the…

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On the Fringes

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 – most being $10 or under, and running at multiple times and dates. The tradition of…

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The 2015 Halifax Summer To-Do List

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 through the city. So, collected here is a (small) list of festivals and happenings going…

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