Alice Munro Stories Belfry Theatre April 18-May 14 2017. A review.

Alice Munro Stories Belfry Theatre April 18-May 14 2017. A review. Literature is literature. Theatre is theatre.  When the Belfry decided to adopt the innovative format pioneered by San Francisco’s Word for Word Theatre in tackling Alice Munro’s typically dense narrative-driven stories, there was excitement and questions. What would this form look like? Many a fine literary work has been adapted for the stage—one need look no further than … [Read more...]

Belfry Theatre 2016-2017 season

Belfry Theatre 2016-2017 season. After a phenomenal 40th anniversary year, comes a 2016-2017 season packed with world premieres, stories by and about well-known Canadian women--many directed by women, and an all new production of a beloved favourite. In the information below (provided by the theatre), the person referred to in "Why I Chose This Play" is Artistic Director Michael Shamata. Season's tickets, starting at $70 (for the four … [Read more...]

The Best Brothers and How To Disappear Completely at the Belfry Theatre. A review.

The Best Brothers and How to Disappear Completely at the Belfry Theatre. A review.  January 27-March1, 2015. It’s a departure from the usual for the Belfry Theatre to schedule two one-act plays as a main stage production—indeed, it’s the first time in over 25 years they have done so.  Artistic director Michael Shamata was so impressed with The Best Brothers by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, originally staged at the Stratford … [Read more...]