April 29 to May 9 Atlantic Canada’s only nationally focused professional theatre festival returns. It’s an eclectic line-up of innovative …
An explosion of theatreBy Trevor J. Adams | Mar 30, 2011
Organizers of the SuperNova Theatre Festival have another exciting lineup for the event’s 18th edition. “We’re proud to continue our tradition of showcasing productions that transport the audience through innovative theatricality,” says festival curator Scott Burke (left, at the launch). “It’s no secret that Canadian artists produce amazing theatre and we are thrilled to share such wonderful productions with our Halifax audience.” Companies from across the country are presenting works at Neptune’s Studio Theatre from May 18 to 29.
- Emile’s Dream, Artistic Fraud, St. John’s, Nfld. A musical tribute to a Newfoundland fiddler and storyteller Emile Benoit.
- My Titanic, In Good Company, Halifax. Jennifer Overton takes audiences onto the film set of the award-winning blockbuster movie for a personal behind-the-scenes tale that almost spelled disaster for the movie’s cast and crew. It’s a journey through a world of excess: movie stars, cinematic glamour and extravagant buffets.
- nggrfg, Small Brown Package, Vancouver. The “revealing and funny” story of a queer black kid negotiating the bewildering minefield of straight white Canada.
- Dedicated to the Revolutions, Small Wooden Shoe, Toronto. A show about seven scientific revolutions–Gutenberg, Copernicus, Newton, Industrial, Darwin, Nuclear and Information–that a Grade Eight teacher in the south end of Halifax once said altered the course of humanity.
- So…What About Love? DaPoPo Theatre, Halifax. A hit at the 2009 Fringe Festival, this “new and improved” musical comedyexamines love from the perspective of three modern day twenty-somethings.
- …and stockings for the ladies, Gesamtkunstwerk Productions, Montreal. Brendan McMurtry-Howlett stars in this multi-character solo performance based on the true story of Canadians serving in post-war Germany.
- WeeTube, Theatre Replacement, Vancouver. Part performance, part parlour game, WeeTube uses the comments posted on YouTube videos as performance text to highlight both the brilliant and the mundane found in the world’s most populated critical discourse.