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Book review: "Happy Life"

In his new book, Happy Life, Vermont poet David Budbill uses the ancient Chinese poets as inspiration. Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, reflects on Budbill's reflections.  Go to full article

So, you wanna be a theater critic?

As part of the annual Fringe Theater and Arts Festival in Ottawa this week, NCPR's theater critic Connie Meng was part of a panel exploring how the media reviews theater. Todd Moe spoke with Connie about some of the questions posed to members of the panel which included broadcast, print and web journalists.  Go to full article
Andy Massingham and Pierre Brault  Photo:Andrew Alexander
Andy Massingham and Pierre Brault Photo:Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Shadow Cutter" at Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Shadow Cutter is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through March 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article
Tim Wynne-Jones' "The Uninvited", and Eric Luper's "Bug Boy".
Tim Wynne-Jones' "The Uninvited", and Eric Luper's "Bug Boy".

Book review: "The Uninvited" and "Bug Boy"

Regional books include more than histories and trail guides. Canadian writer Tim Wynne-Jones sets his latest book, "The Uninvited", in rural Ontario, somewhere east of Ottawa. Eric Luper uses the Saratoga Springs race course as the center of his novel, "Bug Boy". Betsy Kepes reviews these new books for teen readers.  Go to full article

Book review: a primer on Asian religions

Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, was never quite sure how karma differed from dharma or what tradition used the yin-yang circle. She found some answers in a book by a retired minister and religious studies professor from Canton. She reviews Wade Wheelock's Considering the Asian Religions, A Guide to Understanding, Evaluating and Appreciating.  Go to full article
Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra
Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra

Another theater marathon at Stratford Festival

Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer and Nikki M. James star in the Stratford Festival's "Caesar and Cleopatra." Our resident theatre critic Connie Meng has just returned from her annual whirlwind visit to Stratford, Ontario and told Todd Moe all about it.  Go to full article

Ottawa theatre unveils new digs

NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng recently attended the grand opening of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre in Ottawa, the new home of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The sleek glass-and-metal building will accommodate theatre, dance and music. And it's being hailed as Canada's most environmentally friendly stage. Connie Meng told Todd Moe more about Ottawa's newest theatre space.  Go to full article
Ann Turnbull and Shaun Kurlsingh Clarke
Ann Turnbull and Shaun Kurlsingh Clarke

Theater Review: Helen's Necklace in Gananoque

Helen's Necklace runs in the Firehall Theatre at the Thousand Islands Playhouse through September 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article

Stratford Fest: from King Lear to Oklahoma!

NCPR resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently returned from her annual jaunt to the Stratford Festival in Ontario. She told Todd Moe it was one of the first and is still one of the most prominent arts festivals in Canada.  Go to full article

Review: Recovery at NAC in Ottawa

The world premiere of Recovery is playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

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