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It’s in the Constellations

The small play at The Staircase Theatre about free will, love, friendship, multiverse theory is making its Hamilton premiere after award-winning runs around the world. There are many ways to connect with Constellations, says Amber Mills, producer of the Hamilton premiere run and one of its two performers.
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Burn: A puzzling ghost story

The Players' Guild of Hamilton takes on psychological thriller written by Ottawa-area playwright for season-ending production. Closing out the 2023-2024 season at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is the psychological thriller Burn, which has been called “highly suspenseful” by Onstage Ottawa. Weaving together a ghost story with a…
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It’s 20 years for the Hamilton Fringe Festival

The city’s annual unjuried theatre event attracts works from around the world and close to 20,000 attendees. The Hamilton Fringe Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday with an extended party running July 17 to 28.  Hamilton Fringe is an annual, unjuried theatre festival that selects participating artists through…
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Good advice: Listen to Your Mother

The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is contributing to the storytelling phenomenon that ‘gave motherhood a microphone’ “Listen to Your Mother,” a live storytelling event celebrating every facet of motherhood, was launched in 2010 in Madison, Wisc. Its creator was Ann Imig, a popular “mommy blogger” with a background in…
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Dundas Little Theatre’s new play reimagines what hero means

‘Edgy contemporary drama’ Lobby Hero and its flawed characters and difficult themes expected to generate a lot of talk, reflection among attendees. Nicholas Ruddick is the chair of the Dundas Little Theatre’s play reading committee that proposes a playbill to the DLT board each season. The aim is…
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Grief, gardening and growing up

Village Theatre Waterdown presents Bloom, a play about innocence, hope and friendship, and a production where newer performers are cultivating their craft. It’s fitting that Village Theatre Waterdown’s spring production is titled Bloom, in more ways than one. The play follows a grieving teenager who, after acting out…