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Spirits at Play


A Musical Tribute to L. M. Montgomery

Review by Hilary Prince

Hank Stinson, playwright and composer, and Heidi Jury-Giles, on piano and keyboard, present A Musical Tribute to L.M. Montgomery at Orwell Corner where there is absolutely no doubt Lucy Maud's spirit is alive and well, inspiring and nourishing the amazingly fruitful creativity of so many who live on her beloved Island.

After invoking
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The Lost Accord


The Dal Segno Trio: Picasso in Paris

Review by Joseph Sherman

The premise behind Picasso in Paris, presented by New York's Dal Segno Trio (Mescal Wilson, piano; John Kneiling, cello; Stanley Hoffman, violin) is academic, at the undergrad level: if hindsight peepshows an early 20th century Paris beating with the Famous Spaniard's changeable heart, then why not showcase some of the `classical' music
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Applied Poetry

Judith Scherer's "Something White" and "Point-Virgule"

Review by Shauna McCabe

On June 23, Judith Scherer presented the premiere of her dance-sound installation "Something White" and a second piece "Point-Virgule" at the Carrefour Theatre, in advance of her contemporary solo dance performance of the works at Dresden Dance week in the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Germany this July. In Prince Edward
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A Very Special Episode

Garret

Review by Sean McQuaid

Ever see commercials for a "very special episode" of a television comedy or drama program? This sort of pitch often heralds a story designed to emotionally address a controversial, painful or topical issue-drug abuse, sexual orientation, suicide or some such thing. Something calculated to push our buttons, engage our sympathies, maybe teach us a lesson.

Garret, staged
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Good Things Come in Threes


Theatre New Brunswick productions at the Jubilee Theatre

Review by Sean McQuaid

Three girls and three guys. Sounds like the latest uninspired TV sitcom, or maybe the roster for an especially unambitious orgy. In actuality, though, it's a lazy reviewer's shorthand for the casts of Theatre New Brunswick's two latest touring productions: The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls and The Drawer
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Cultural Exchange

The Mikado

Review by Sean McQuaid

With its January-February 2001 production of The Mikado, the classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera, ACT (A Community Theatre) serves its audience a saucily surreal slice of ancient Japan, generously garnished with sprinklings of present-day Prince Edward Island. It might not be the most seamlessly satisfying mixture since peanut butter and chocolate, but it's
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Seasonal Spectre

Ethan Claymore

Review by Sean McQuaid

Ever since Charles Dickens sicced a trio of sensitivity-training spirits on Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the concept of ghosts on a Christmas mission of redemption has been an enduring part of our culture; but while many subsequent writers have conjured their own Yuletide phantoms over the years, few have managed to create something distinctively entertaining
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Left Done Right

A Left Hand Adventure

Review by Sean McQuaid

"A Left Hand Adventure" (a trio of one-act plays staged by Left Hand Theatre at the Arts Guild on October 18-21) is a small wonder: Outside of Me, Sleep Tight and Cowboy Mouth all employ small casts, minimal sets and modest production values to craft compelling short stories of people at odds with fundamental truths, with each other, and with
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