// Curtis Hauser

The pagan roots of Christmas

Have you ever stopped to wonder why, each December, we drag trees into our living rooms and adorn them with twinkly lights and sparkly baubles? What about that bizarre myth with which we perpetually ...
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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...
Care for a scorpion pop? // Meaghan Baxter

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 ...