Comedy Times Three One Night Only - Sat. March 8, 2014, 8 p.m.
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Angela Butler: Producer/Assistant Stage Manager
Carolyn Boyer: Stage Manager
Join us for a special night of Comedy x 3. Three plays for the price of one.
The TAG @ the Library Group presents two short comedies by
E. F. Watling as the first half of the programme.
|Edward Fairchild Watling (1899-1990) spent his entire career as a teacher of Latin and Ancient Greek at an English grammar school. He produced translations of the plays of Sophocles and the Roman author Plautus, but he was also a friend of Noel Coward and provided short sketches for many of the annual revues staged in London theatres in the 1920s and 30s. French as She is Learnt makes fun of a typical French lesson taken from a school textbook.|
All Right on the Night introduces us to an amateur dramatic society whose major production of the season in fact goes all wrong!
Producer/Director: Judy Reade
Starring: Lorraine Cantwell, Rick Eng, Helen Goodwin,
Kelly Doney Morrison, Darrel O'Neil, Jonathan Tyson
Department of Common Sense
|The government and bureaucrats are notorious for making decisions that defy logic. They can make you shake your head or seethe with anger, but it's great sport for those who love to ridicule the absurdity of it all. In Department of Common Sense, a straight-talking, tequila-sipping minister and two whip-smart women on his staff take on a persnickety bureaucrat in a battle of wills - and wits.|
This play celebrates its first birthday tonight at TAG.
It was part of the successful inaugural Playwrights @ TAG festival. It was revised for the Atlantic Fringe Festival last summer where it was named a Fringe Hit. Playwright Ryan Van Horne submitted the play to the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival at Cape Breton University and worked with dramaturge Bev Brett to revise and lengthen the play yet again. The play has grown up and, hopefully, improved since a TAG audience saw it last year. The play will be performed at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax (March 14-16), Cape Breton on March 23, and will be representing TAG at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in May.
Written by: Ryan Van Horne
Director: Nick Jupp
Starring: Lianne Perry, Mark Adam, Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons, Rob McIntyre, Fiona MacKinnon, and Neil Van Horne
The Stillborn Lover
Apr. 24 - May 10, 2014
Written by Timothy Findley
Directed by Gisela O'Brien
Tickets On Sale March 28 from Ticket Atlantic outlets, by phone at 451-1221 or at ticketatlantic.com
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The Stillborn Lover, like so much of Timothy Findley’s work, explores themes of political power, sexuality, personal conflict, and emotional turmoil. Having been an actor himself, Findley was able to lift the page to the stage with ease. As his drama unfolds we ponder – is there a difference between institutional and individual integrity? In personal relationships where does our true loyalty lie? And what happens when the public demands of a faceless and uncaring bureaucracy collide head-on with the surging power of individual sensitivity and love? Timothy Findley has crafted a winner - not a novel this time, but a play.