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CHRISTMAS PANTO ROCKS SANDCASTLE

RED SANDCASTLE launches the New Year with theatrical fireworks! A pantomime or panto is a kind of musical comedy, developed in England and performed during Christmas and New Years. Every year, Red Sandcastle Theatre premieres a newly-minted holiday pantomime. Originally, … Continue reading

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GENIUS IN A LAMP

  Every year at Christmas time, The Red Sandcastle Theatre stages a pantomime, for kids and grown ups. A pantomime is a kind of silly fairy tale, full of hammy acting, songs, dances, and audience interaction. The pantomimes at the … Continue reading

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MORE THAN JUST SPOOKY

THE HARROWING OF BRIMSTONE MCREEDY is a conventional tale about selling one’s soul to the dark, infernal powers. What makes this story a stand out is Eric Woolfe. Woolfe is an important actor, and he’s compelling to watch. Rather like … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WHEELS FALL OFF THE LANDAU CARRIAGE

MILF LIFE CRISIS, written and performed by Anne Marie Scheffler, is a comic romp through the stress of a woman, with children, getting a divorce. Appearing alone on stage, Scheffler becomes the husband who rejects her, her various girlfriends, and … Continue reading

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CASTLE FULL OF MONKEYS

  I was thrilled to attended the 4th Annual 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival at the Red Sandcastle Theatre.  Each year, playwrights crowd into the little, perfect theatre, sitting around tables, typing up a storm, and devouring piles of gorgeous food. … Continue reading

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH

Every year for the past three years, the Red Sandcastle Theatre, headed by Rosemary Doyle, has staged the 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival. Writers who have registered for the event gather at the theatre, and write for up to 24 hours, creating a … Continue reading

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WHAT FUN IT IS!

The curtain has risen on the annual holiday pantomime staged at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. This original pantomime (the 5th) tells the story of Jacques & the Bean StockMarket by Jane Shields and Rosemary Doyle. As with the other Sandcastle … Continue reading

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INDIE ACTORS SUPPORTING PLAYWRIGHTS

1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival about to begin! Playwrights, prepare to assemble. This coming Friday, July 31, at 6:00 pm, registered playwrights will gather at the Red Sandcastle Theatre for a 24 hour literary marathon, creating a whole galaxy of … Continue reading

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TAKING THE MAGIC DOWN

Ale House’s indie production of Shakespeare’s Twelfe Night has just closed. Originally produced at the Red Sandcastle Theatre two years ago, this Twelfe Night just played at the Toronto Fringe to packed houses. To me, one of the most enchanting … Continue reading

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CIRCLE THESE DATES

ATTENTION:  ACTORS AND PLAYWRIGHTS On July 31, 2015, registered playwrights will gather for the 3rd annual 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival. For 24 hours, from July 31, Friday, 6:00 pm until 6:00 pm, Saturday August 1, playwrights will be creating … Continue reading

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SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

Without dialogue, actors have nothing to say, at least on stage. This is why playwrights, actors, directors, and the general pubic congregate the first Monday of every month at The Storefront Theatre for an evening of script reading. It’s an … Continue reading

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MISTRESS OF THE MAGIC FACTORY

Exactly four years ago, a small event turned Rosemary Doyle into a theatrical pioneer. Since that fateful day, her industry and example has made her a key figure in the independent theatre movement, a front that has transformed the entertainment … Continue reading

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A WORKING DAY IN HELL

  Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet‘s award-winning, darkly humorous play, is about real estate salesmen working in an office, viciously competing to sell the most. The cast is all male and the language is rough and raw. In an interesting … Continue reading

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WILD, DARK LAUGHTER AT RED SANDCASTLE

In George F. Walker’s play Problem Child, an “unfit” mother grows desperate to have her child returned to her care. While her lover R.J. (Ash Catherwood) languished in jail, Denise (played by Katerine Taxia) picked up a few bad habits, … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST FUN

A lot of work goes into staging a play before opening night. Right now, I’m in the thick of it, watching my new comedy, Beyond Belief, take shape. First off, the director and all the actors in the play show … Continue reading

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