LIVE THEATRE REVIEW — The Cripple of Inishmaan

Written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Mitchell Cushman, Studio Theatre’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is intricate and ambitious in both its design and dialogue. A looming backdrop of rocky cliffs is beset by the sea, confining the main action of the play to a compact set in center stage. Scene transitions are made with live fiddle and the Bodhran drum, giving the feeling of being transported to Ireland.

The play … Read More

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LIVE THEATRE REVIEW - From Cradle To Stage

Featuring three new one-act plays by budding Alberta playwrights, From Cradle to Stage is presented by the Walterdale Playhouse.  The three plays have different themes, but work together for an enjoyable evening of one-acts. 


The first is a staged reading of Rober Zimmer’s Poetry Unbound, a heady verbal exchange between characters who represent abstract nouns such as Theory, Poetry, Academia, and Taxpayers.  Zimmer posits motivations and conflicts between the characters, shedding light on the failings of … Read More

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Edges is a presented by Powerhouse Performance Company, directed by Gregory P. Caswell and Sarah Horsman.  It features four performers who sing a variety of musical theatre numbers with live piano.  The performance has an off-Broadway feel, and the small intimate setting at the Trans Alta Arts Barn further lends to this experience.

The themes of the songs range from sisters who can’t get along to understanding sincerity in the age of social media.  While some of the songs are a little too earnest and feel motivational, the show has
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MUSIC PREVIEW - Early Music Festival


Early Music Festival

First Presbyterian Church

10025–105 St.

Friday, May 6   8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7   9:30, 11:15 a.m. (Workshops);
2 p.m. (Concert), 4 p.m. (Masterclass) and 8 p.m. (Concert)


Holy Trinity Anglican Church

10037 – 84 Avenue

Sunday, May 8   1 p.m. (Masterclass) and 8 p.m. (Concert)



Ever since her emigration to Edmonton from her native Netherlands in 1995, cellist Josephine van Lier has dreamed of the formation … Read More

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