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  • Comedian-author Mary Walsh rescheduled for March 4 at STARFest in St. Albert

    Comedian-author Mary Walsh rescheduled for March 4 at STARFest in St. Albert

    Making up for a cancelled St. Albert Readers’ Festival appearance last month, Newfoundland-born comedian and activist Mary Walsh will instead be appearing March 4 at the Arden Theatre. Walsh, whose debut novel Crying for the Moon came out this spring, was scheduled to headline in November, but the 65-year-old had to postpone the event due […]
  • Even after six decades, Henry Woolf is never far from theatre

    Even after six decades, Henry Woolf is never far from theatre

    Releasing a new book one week and jetting to London to act in a play the next might tax the endurance of a 30-year-old. Henry Woolf, 87, took it in stride. It was a busy fall for the retired drama professor, whose public appearances are getting less frequent but more special. Woolf taught at the […]
  • Henry Woolf in the spotlight at Word on the Street

    Henry Woolf in the spotlight at Word on the Street

    Describing an unconventional childhood in London and a remarkable life in theatre, Henry Woolf’s memoir, Barcelona is in Trouble, is as rewarding as a good play. Woolf is well-known in Saskatoon as a drama professor at the University of Saskatchewan, where he served from 1983 to 1997, after which he ran the Shakespeare on the […]
  • Fall arts: This fall’s dance card is highlighted by Ballet B.C.’s Program 1

    Fall arts: This fall’s dance card is highlighted by Ballet B.C.’s Program 1

    This fall’s dance card is highlighted by Ballet B.C.’s Program 1. The venerable company is back after the summer with a new work from resident choreographer Cayatano Soto, as well as the North American premiere of Johan Inger’s B.R.I.S.A. The new program runs Nov. 2-4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.   Also returning for a […]
  • Movie theatres across U.S. (and one in Canada) plan anti-Trump protest screenings of 1984

    Movie theatres across U.S. (and one in Canada) plan anti-Trump protest screenings of 1984

    'By doing what they do best – showing a movie – the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation'
  • Could Denis Villeneuve’s Dune prove that the science-fiction classic is, after all, adaptable?

    Could Denis Villeneuve’s Dune prove that the science-fiction classic is, after all, adaptable?

    A cinematic version of the end of the original Dune series as written would require not only an IMAX theatre but possibly an additional dimension
  • Saskatoon writer, actor spins lively tale  of theatre in Victorian London

    Saskatoon writer, actor spins lively tale of theatre in Victorian London

    Near the end of Saskatoon writer Dwayne Brenna’s first novel, New Albion, his principal character and narrator, Emlyn Phillips, reflects, with some rancour, on his life: “As the year draws to a close, I find myself taking stock. Forty-two years old. Almost as old as the current century. And what have I accomplished? Nineteen years […]
  • Mike Myers to launch new book, Canada, at John Dutton Theatre Oct. 27

    Mike Myers to launch new book, Canada, at John Dutton Theatre Oct. 27

    Comedic actor and SNL alumnus Mike Myers is scheduled to launch his new book, Canada, at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre on Oct. 27. The actor, whose work includes comedy blockbusters Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek, wrote the book as “part memoir, part history and pure entertainment.” He will appear at the […]
  • Q and A: Simon Choa-Johnston discusses his first novel — The House of Wives

    Q and A: Simon Choa-Johnston discusses his first novel — The House of Wives

    Simon Choa-Johnston was born and raised in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada to study at McMaster University. He has worked as a playwright and a director and is currently the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond.
  • Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

    Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

    Friday May 6: Join Edmonton Public Libraries’ writer-in-residence and former Alberta Readers’ Choice Award winner Wayne Arthurson (Fall From Grace) as he hosts past ARCA nominees and celebrates this year’s finalists. There will also be a performance from Capital City Records artist Beth Portman, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre. Sunday May […]

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