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Arts, Play

Beyond The Hook: Uncalled For Improv

Posted by Luc / October 11, 2010

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Beyond the Hook is a series of Question & Answers with theatrical artists from Montreal or gracing our fair city with their presence. All questions are meticulously concocted by the Midnight Poutine team to truly reveal the subject's true character and desires.

Uncalled For is infinitely pleased to present their first dramatic work, the Governor General award-winning Possible Worlds, written by Canadian playwright John Mighton and directed by Liz Valdez. Possible Worlds runs from October 13-24 at MainLine Theatre. Possible Worlds is a sci-fi love story, a philosophical murder mystery, a tragedy stretched across multiple universes. At its heart is an emotional, intelligent romance that will keep you questioning reality long after the lights come up.

I recently had the chance to sit down with the entire crew from Uncalled For via an email I sent which they collectively answered:

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Play, Arts

Beyond The Hook: The Bitter End

Posted by Luc / October 7, 2010

20101007-mmpixbitterendimprovfest.jpg Beyond the Hook is a series of Question & Answers with theatrical artists from Montreal or gracing our fair city with their presence. All questions are meticulously concocted by the Midnight Poutine team to truly reveal the subject's true character and desires.

Here's the deal with The Bitter End: the upcoming show this week in the Montreal Improv Fest is taking the place of our monthly show called The Bitter End Presents. Every month we mount a new genre in which to improvise an entire film. So Totally Warped! is just one of many both before now and to come in the future. It's a unique experience in long-form improv, from the people behind the web series of the same name at thebitterend.tv.

I recently had a chance to sit down via Gmail with Dan from The Bitter End to ask him some in-depth about life, love, and the tribulations of living in Montreal:

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Early Turkey: The Montreal Improv Fest Oct. 6-9

Posted by Luc / October 6, 2010

20101005 - mmpiximprovfest2010.jpg FREEZE! Stop what you're doing. Ok. Now continue on, but SPAGHETTI WESTERN STYLE. Very nice. Hilarity ensues. You can expect games like Freeze, and much much more at the 5th Annual Montreal Improv Festival, running October 6th to 9th at The Mainline Theatre.

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Theatre, Play, Music, Arts

Sixth Annual Circus of Words

Posted by Christine / May 9, 2010

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May day. May day, I found myself bloody, breaking in a new pair of shoes as I scrambled up Chemin Cote-Sainte Catherine's lovely, suburban hills in the wrong direction. I've never had a great internal compass. After some shady, metro map consulting, my tattered self ambled towards the Segal Centre's doorstep, eagerly anticipating this year's sixth annual Circus of Words.

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Theatre, Play, Music

The Mid-Life Crisis of Dionysus

Posted by Christine / February 26, 2010

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(Attn: Spoilers)
Last Friday, I climbed up MainLine Theatre's dark staircase to witness The Mid-Life Crisis of Dionysus, an original theatre production rife with wine, women and song, written by Jeremy Hechtman and Patrick Goddard.

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Arts, Theatre, Play

A View From The Bridge at John Abbott's Casgrain Theatre

Posted by Christine / January 13, 2010

20100112-view.jpg One of the most iconic images commonly associated with theatre is that of the comedy and tragedy masks; a giddy, almost maniacal agape maw contrasted by the anguished, down-turned mouth of its juxtaposed twin mask. However, as I spoke to director Terry Donald and actor Matthew Raudsepp of A View From The Bridge , I realized that, ironically, theatre often serves as an unmasking of sorts, by exploring, revealing and challenging what it is to be human.

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