Shaw Festival 2018
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The Shaw Festival Wants You! I don't know about it's being a great war, sir. It's a big war … – O’Flaherty V.C. Pack up your troubles and delve into history and commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War by seeing O’Flaherty V.C., Oh What a Lovely War or Henry V. There is much to intrigue and much to pause in thought over in these productions. Whether it’s the Irish perspective on recruitment or a cheering music-hall number contrasted with the war’s horrific tragedy … take note – it’s a long way to Tipperary … so come to the Shaw Festival instead. O'Flaherty V.C. LUNCHTIME ONE-ACT. Young Dennis O’Flaherty has been sent back from the front to recruit more Irishmen to the war. The only problem? He neglected to tell his Irish Nationalist mother he’s fighting for the English. Packed with family feuding and witty repartee, this Bernard Shaw one-act skewers every illusion about why we fight. Henry V. Shaw does Shakespeare. Set against the battle-torn landscape of the Great War, a troop of Canadian soldiers perform Shakespeare’s famous play between bouts of combat. This imaginative take is a powerful exploration of what it means and costs to fight for king and country. Starring Gray Powell as the young king. Oh What a Lovely War. History and music mix perfectly in this stage musical. Oh What a Lovely War, the name taken from an old music hall tune, is filled with songs popular during World War I and send ups of the realities of war. Fiercely funny, catchy and biting, it’s the iconic WWI musical about the business of war. BUY YOUR TICKETS! WWI Weekend at The Shaw. September 29th & 30th. Immerse yourself in history. Experience the history of WWI through the lens of theatre with plays, tours, talks and music. Includes three Shaw productions and special presentations at The Shaw, the Niagara Historical Society Museum and Fort George. $255. Price based on blue seating. Call 1-800-511-7429 to book. Don't forget! Post-Show Chars for Friends. Join us on the Members Terrace for exclusive chats with the cast or creative team. After matinee performances at the Festival Theatre on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Find Out More About Exclusive Friends Events. Shaw 2019 is almost here. Tickets go on sale to Members starting November 3 and to the public on December 8. Members order first, so for your best chances (and the best seats!) become a Friend of The Shaw! Art as War Propaganda: What is the role and responsibility of artists when confronted by war? Join us for a lively  discussion with Patrick McManus (Ensemble), Paul Engstrom (Scenic Artist) and Rebecca Hennessy (Shaw Orchestra). $20/$15 for Shaw Friends. Call 1-800-511-7429 to book. Shaw Reading Series – Gnit by Will Eno. Let our Ensemble take you back to basics with a reading of Gnit – a rollicking and very cautionary tale about, among other things, how the opposite of love is laziness. Gnit is a faithful, unfaithful reading of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Call 1-800-511-7429 to book. Deeper Dialogues: Art as War Propaganda. Plan for these Shaw Activities. Deeper Dialogues: Art as War Propaganda September 8 at 11am Gallery Space. Shaw Reading Series – Gnit by Will Eno September 30 at 11am. Fall Teachers Day at The Shaw October 19 Have you signed up for our Grown Up Theatre Club yet? Working with a team of mature theatre-lovers, discover the tools actors use to make text and characters come alive. In a supportive community of your peers, delve into text from the era of Bernard Shaw, culminating in a final performance. Ten theatre classes led by Shaw Ensemble members. For all experience levels and walks of life. $385. To register call 1-800-511-7429. We also offer Shaw theatre classes for young people. Find out more. Delta – Official Airline Partner. It’s been said that all the world’s a stage, and just like a cast and crew seamlessly work together to captivate an audience and whisk them away on a journey, so do the 80,000 dedicated employees of Delta Air Lines for our 180 million customers each year. As a company committed to helping people see the world and all its stages, Delta Air Lines is proud to sponsor the Shaw Festival and all it does to bring stages and stories to life. how One Productions presents the North American Premiere of Gesher Theater’s The Dybbuk: The Jewish Romeo & Juliet. September 29 & 30 | Elgin Theatre. Direct from Israel, and hailed by critics as “one of the greatest and most important troupes in the world” (The Times of London), the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of The Dybbuk. This 'spellbinding production’ and ‘deeply moving theatre experience' of the Jewish Romeo & Juliet takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic. Performed in Hebrew with English surtitles. For more information.
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