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Theatre's renaissance man takes villain to new level

This time last year, Calgary actor, director and theatre administrator Haysam Kadri was packing his bags in anticipation of heading off to San Francisco.

Kadri had been cast in the world première of the stage version of Khaled Hosseini’s 2007 novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, a joint venture between San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Theatre Calgary. 644 more words


A Christmas Carol by the numbers

  • Charles Dickens wrote the original novella in 1843, making the classic story 174 years old.
  • This season marks Theatre Calgary’s 31st production of A Christmas Carol.
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Young actors bring fresh approach to iconic Christmas Carol production

While children, adults and even some pets are contemplating what presents Santa might bring them this year, Josie Jones and Praneet Akilla are already enjoying a precious shared holiday gift. 889 more words


Hobson: Theatre is meant to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities

The motto of Calgary’s Inside Out Theatre is that theatre is for everyone and let’s all shout those words out.

What this means, according to Inside Out Theatre’s community outreach officer Carly McKee, is that no one should be excluded from enjoying it. 578 more words


Hobson: Theatre stockings stuffed with great Christmas goodies

I was a table host for this year’s Bob Edwards Award fundraiser for the Calgary Public Library Foundation. I was the guest of Dialog, the designers for the new library. 748 more words


Hobson: The ABCs of theatre ettiquette

One of my mother’s favourite expressions was that something or someone was going to hell in a handbag, usually myself or one of my brothers. 579 more words


Review: Laughter and lament at the heart of all-women play

When Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-soeurs opened in Montreal in 1968, it caused a firestorm of controversy.

The language was deemed too vulgar, the characters too outrageous and the subject matter of working-class women’s perspectives unsuitable for main stage theatre. 864 more words