Q+A: Sock ‘n’ Buskin director Wade Theriault

Carleton University’s theatre company Sock ‘n’ Buskin has had a very successful run so far this year with productions like Adult Entertainment and, most recently, a production of Twelfth Night. Their new season brings a whole new roster of exciting performances, directed by the best that Carleton has to offer. February’s production is Rhinoceros by French playwright Eugene Ionesco, directed by Wade Theriault. Here’s what Theriault had to say when the Charlatan caught up with him to discuss the performance and what audiences should expect. The Charlatan (TC): So, my first question for you is how are plays picked for Sock ‘n’ Buskin? How did you select this play? Wade Theriault (WT): Plays are picked through a proposal process with […]

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Q+A: Chicago director Maxim David

The Carleton Musical Theatre Society (CMTS) may be a young and budding club, but it turns heads and makes an everlasting impression. Last year, the society did a solid performance of Heathers: The Musical, taking the classic 80s film in all of its big hair glory and presented it here at Carleton. Now, they take on the classic vaudeville satirical Chicago. With its well-known numbers like “Cell Block Tango” and “Roxie,” The Charlatan caught up with director Maxim David to find out what audiences should anticipate and why this is a performance you don’t want to miss. The Charlatan (TC): So my first question for you is what was the inspiration for your vision of Chicago? Maxim David (MD): I […]

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A/V Blog: An evening with Greg Sestero

The Mayfair Theatre has showcased various movies and events since its’ inception in 1932: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, (which features a shadow cast of actors alongside the classic cult film), a morning filled with cartoons and cereal, and perhaps, one that they are more well known for: screening The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau, for the last 99 months. In celebration of this landmark event, Greg Sestero made an appearance at the Mayfair, to discuss his experiences with the filming of the movie, his time with Dave and James Franco as they took his memoir The Disaster Artist and adapted it to film, and his latest collaboration with Wiseau. Written, directed and starring Sestero himself, Best F(r)iends, is the […]

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Swan Lake performance is breathtaking

Nov. 9 marked the beginning of the 2017-18 National Arts Centre Dance season; the performance of choice, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, put on by the Dresden Semperoper Ballett. The classic ballet has been performed worldwide, with each performance taking its own interpretation of the story with the basic plot remaining the same. Now, I’m no expert in ballet. I went into this performance knowing very little about Swan Lake (the only bits and pieces of the plot that I knew was from Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan), but I still had high hopes for the performance. The Russian ballet is a well-known composition of love and hope. Right from the start, the performances were energetic and bold. The movements from each of […]

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A/V blog: Fall Netflix and TV picks to thrill and chill you

Leaves crunching, warm coffee brewing, and big blankets make a perfect setting for Netflix binging. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again. October brings some great films and television shows to watch, all the way through till Halloween. Here’s five television shows and five movies to check out this October. Television: Riverdale (Two Seasons, CW):  Season two of Riverdale premiered on Oct. 12. The murder-mystery show brings its viewer to the small town of Riverdale, with your friendly neighbourhood Archie characters. The first season followed the murder of Jason Blossom and left an awesome cliffhanger for season two, one that leaves the fate of a fan favourite unknown. Whether you’re a fan of the comics or just happen to […]

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