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Jane Eyre, the Musical

You may have read it back in high school or college, but you probably didn’t know it was also a musical. Much like Charlotte Brontë’s original 1847 novel, the musical version of Jane Eyre...
A sweeping tale of Maggie

Maggie-Now

The story is so big, there’s no room for a set. “I don’t think we could do it any other way,” Kendra Connor says. “The focus is so much on storytelling and on characters...
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Loveplay

“Creatures like me will always exist.” English playwright Moira Buffini is the current doyenne of Studio Theatre: the new crop of BFA drama students are tackling not one, but two of Buffi...
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Sequence

Telling two stories at once is an ambitious feat for a novel: on stage, it’s an even taller order. Calgarian playwright Arun Lakra has done just this with his second script, Sequence, Shadow Th...
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Off the beaten path

Wine shops are deceptive: they make it seem like wine only comes from a handful of countries around the world, but wine is actually far more prevalent. It is produced by hundreds, not a dozen, of cou...
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Love’s eternal struggles

Studio Theatre has a bit of a crush on Moira Buffini. “It’s not an accident we’re producing quite a bit of her work right now, because she feels so contemporary and sharp. I think s...
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An unlikely playwright

Eye surgery isn’t the first vocation you’d expect a playwright to have. Calgary playwright Arun Lakra is blowing up our assumptions about who does and doesn’t write plays: his secon...
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The new sustainable protein

I was psyched; I was ready; I actually wanted to eat this cricket. How disappointing: salt and vinegar cardboard. Maybe the mealworms would be better? Alas, no: little more than a puffed kernel with ...
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Not your grandma’s knitting

You know a knitter, and it’s not your grandmother—or not only your grandmother, anyway. Knitting is a universal activity that crosses all age and gender demographics, and has been for a long ti...