Wednesday, May 9, 2012

News Roundup, May 9, 2012

Dolan (from Wikipedia)
NEWS: (MONTREAL) Young film-maker Xavier Dolan (J'ai tué may mère) has announced that he will be filming Michel Marc Bouchard's play Tom à la ferme. (Source) (CHICAGO) Stratford regular, Stephen Ouimette, is earning rave-reviews for his performance as the lead in the Eugene O'Neil marathon, The Iceman Cometh, at the prestigious Goodman Theatre. The Chicago Tribune said Ouimette is turning in "a stunning performance". The production runs to June 3. (Source)

APPOINTMENTS: (TORONTO) Canadian Stage has announced the appointment of their new Director of Production, Vladimir Vukovic. Mr. Vukovic has previously worked with COC, Soulpepper and Florida Grand Opera. (ST. BONIFACE) Cercle Molière, the oldest French-language theatre in Manitoba (founded in 1925), has announced the appointment of a new Artistic Director, Geneviève Pelletier. Mme Pelletier replaces Roland Mahé, who has headed the company since 1967. Mme Pelletier has directed and performed with the company many times since 1990.

SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS: (TORONTO) Hart House has announced its lineup for the 2012-13 season. It includes productions of the enigmatic Tom Stoppard comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the controversial My Name Is Rachel Corrie, Romeo and Juliet, a musical version of Robin Hood and the pink triangle drama Bent. (Ticket information) (MONTREAL) Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui has announced its upcoming season. The company, which specializes in Québécois theatre, is offering Robin et Marion by Étienne Lepage, Véronique Coté's Tout ce qui tomb, Philippe Soldevilla and Christian Essiambre's Les Trois Exils de Christian E., Olivier Kemeid's Furieux et désespéré and Simon Boudreault's Soupers among several other works presented on two stages. (See the electronic brochure)

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