SAGE THEATRE announced their upcoming 10th anniversary season recently, and while I was not able to sneak away from work to attend the unveiling, I am pretty excited about what's being produced this fall and winter.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as mentioned, will be produced and promises to be too much fun. Sage Theatre never disappoints when it comes to staging some controversial productions (remember Trainspotting?) and you just know they will pull out all the stops for Hedwig.
Artistic Director Kelly Reay will actually be directing this production and he has assured me that the audience will be welcome, nay encouraged, to sing along. So if you find yourself in Calgary Feb 28-March 15, let me know and I'll take you to a play. We'll go in costume.
Here are synopsies for the other upcoming productions. My Name is Rachel Corrie looks really compelling, too.
- get closer, indeed -
Some of you might recall me talking about Eat My Brain, a play which I particularly enjoyed at last summer's Calgary Fringe Festival.
I've recently been visiting the site of artist Karl Brännström, a young Swedish artist whose work I am finding immensely compelling. Karl had been displaying much of his catalogue on his site, including a recently commissioned series entitled "portrait of a killer", which is dark, unsettling, and very powerful.
Many of the pieces I have been enjoying have been painted on sheet metal, and they have a wonderful depth and organic quality to them. Karl will continue to upload from his catalogue on a regular basis and will soon start displaying some recent pieces.
Do check out Karl's amazing art.
Don't you just hate it when you discover a band just after they have broken up?
That happened to me recently with Arab Strap. Apparently I had ten years in which to discover them, but no I had to wait until six months after they disbanded to do so.
Lame I am.