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 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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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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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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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 set will begin at 8pm on Tuesday night, then during a 60 minute time frame,…

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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 do I go from here?” The pressure can feel worse if you graduate with a degree that isn’t known for…

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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 family of university chancellor Fred Fountain, making the new school possible. Canada’s largest performing arts…

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Itai Erdal and his mother. (Photo by Johan Lavine via Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)

  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 and took hundreds of pictures, all of his mother in her final days. Erdal transformed…

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  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 and yearns to become a king. Pericles must overcome many obstacles such as storms, pirates,…

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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 blame is but one element of truth. The Ghost Sonata was written in 1907 by Swedish…

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