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Meghan Hubley’s TreeGirl on stage after seven years in the hopper

Meghan Hubley’s TreeGirl on stage after seven years in the hopper

After seven years spent writing TreeGirl for Forerunner Theatre, Halifax award-winning writer Meghan Hubley is excited for Friday's opening night. Her poetic story that looks at the emotional lives of three people, in an exploration of unusual connections, grief, depression and assisted-death, runs through Sunday at Eastern Front Theatre's Stages Theatre Festival at the Dunn Theatre in Halifax.
Billy MacLellan crosses off bucket list item as Maudie screens coast-to-coast

Billy MacLellan crosses off bucket list item as Maudie screens coast-to-coast

The East Bay, Cape Breton, native shared scenes with Oscar-nominated stars Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in the filmed-in-Newfoundland biopic of folk artist Maud Lewis.
The 39 Steps! kicks off Chester Playhouse summer theatre season

The 39 Steps! kicks off Chester Playhouse summer theatre season

Mysteries and musicals are featured in a summer that includes Daniel MacIvor's Who Killed Spalding Gray? Cliff LeJeune's tribute to Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man and country star Lisa Brokop.
The West Woods a powerful black N.S. family story of resilience and change

The West Woods a powerful black N.S. family story of resilience and change

Tara Lee Reddick's The West Woods, now running at the Stages Theatre Festival in Halifax as part of its Nova Scotia tour, is an exciting new play about the Nova Scotia black experience and a moving drama about a rebellious teen and her unaccommodating family in rural Nova Scotia in 1968.
Shipwrecks and selfies in black and white bring historical Sable Island to life

Shipwrecks and selfies in black and white bring historical Sable Island to life

Jill Martin Bouteillier's book Sable Island in Black and White, showcasing photos taken by her great-aunt Trixie who grew up on Sable Island more than a century ago, is nominated for two Atlantic Book Awards.
Zuppa Theatre’s Archive of Missing Things offers multi-layered mystery and delight

Zuppa Theatre’s Archive of Missing Things offers multi-layered mystery and delight

High-tech innovation leads to unique interactive experience at Eastern Front's Stages Theatre Festival
Halifax choreographers combine talents for Natural Forces

Halifax choreographers combine talents for Natural Forces

Votive Dance presents four new dance works by Halifax-based choreographers Lydia Zimmer, Stephanie Mitro, Kathleen Doherty and Michele Slattery.
OUTSIDER DIARIES: Photographic time travel

OUTSIDER DIARIES: Photographic time travel

The only reason for time, Albert Einstein is said to have observed, is so everything doesn’t happen at once. But you can get around theoretical physics with your camera and a little technological wizardry.
Timeraiser 150 raises time for non-profits tonight

Timeraiser 150 raises time for non-profits tonight

People bid volunteer hours for original art at Timeraiser 150, tonight from 7 to 9 at Halifax Central Library. Almost 20 pieces of art are up for auction, including work by Emma Fitzgerald, Paul Hammond of Yo-Rodeo and Geordan Moore (Quarrelsome Yeti).
Zuppa  goes high-tech for mystery-solving at Stages Theatre Festival

Zuppa goes high-tech for mystery-solving at Stages Theatre Festival

Zuppa Theatre's unusual new show The Archive of Missing Things incorporates computer technology with old-fashioned sleuthing. The 90-minute mystery opens Tuesday at the Killam Memorial Library along with Tara Lee Reddick's The West Woods at the Sir James Dunn Theatre as part of Eastern Front Theatre's two-week Stages Theatre Festival in downtown Halifax.