FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 1, 2020
Photo by the fabulous Greg Curtis.
We talk about:
– The plot of the play
– What it’s been like working on this show
– Jane Austin
– How Justine and Catherine got involved in theatre and how it keeps them well
– Escapism in period dramas
– Speaking in dialects
Arrival at Netherfield from the Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
Sweet Liberty from Jane Eyre the Musical
The Girl I Mean to Be from The Secret Garden
O Come all Ye Faithful played by Jennifer Eklund
Check out my conversation with Katie Hoogandam!
We talk about:
– her writing, including her chapbook, “Mothertongue” (to get a copy, email Katie at email@example.com or pick it up at The Black Cat Cafe or Let’s Talk Books
– Katie’s old radio show on Northumberland 89.7
– her play, “Plan X“, which is featured in Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts 2019!
– motherhood, sexuality, staying well
We talk all about:
– The show itself
– About Northumberland Players and how they each got involved
– How they each got into theatre
– The creative team behind the production
– Why community theatre is important
– How their involvement in community theatre keeps them well
Check out my conversation with Shelley Simester!
We talk about:
Check out my conversation with director, Carol, and actor, Justine, to hear all about The Drowning Girls, which opens this weekend!
“Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith and they are dead.
Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband, reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths.
The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters and lyrical language: thought provoking, suspenseful and gripping theatre.
Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play.”
Performances at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.
May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 2019, at 8:00 pm
May 26, June 2, 9, 2019, at 2:00 pm
Tickets $22 (+ handling)
Call 905-372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210 or purchase online at www.concerthallatvictoriahall.com
“The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars and the human touch that makes life under the cast sky beautiful and timeless. It is a beautiful and insightful piece of theatre.”