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The Caretaker opens at Persephone

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The Caretaker is the latest offering of the Persephone season. Written by Harold Pinter, the play focuses on two brothers who invite a homeless man into their home, creating conflict and chaos.

Shakespeare returns to Greystone stage

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Greystone Theatre’s second play of the season is the classic historical drama Henry IV, Part 1. This play is not only a return to the works of Shakespeare (Greystone last produced Shakespeare with A Winter’s Tale in 2009) but a project long in the making for director Dwayne Brenna.

Vimy in time for Remembrance Day

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Vern Thiessen’s Vimy is the first show of the season for the local non-profit theatre organization Live Five, telling the story of a nurse tending four wounded Canadian soldiers recovering at a field hospital during the First World War. It is directed by Natasha Martina and stars many current and former U of S drama students. While the play is built around the themes, symbols and actions of the First World War, it is not a play explicitly about war.

Gothic horror invades your television

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I always get excited for the new fall season of television on cable networks like HBO, Showtime, FX and AMC. This fall there are new arrivals like Showtime’s Homeland, Starz’s Boss and AMC’s forthcoming Hell on Wheels as well as subsequent seasons of quality television programs like Boardwalk Empire, Dexter and The Walking Dead. However, the one show that got me really excited was FX’s American Horror Story.

Fringe review: The Wet Dream Catcher

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Part four in a series of reviews featuring a selection of plays at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. The Wet Dreamcatcher shines as the show's leading man plays games with the audience, throws toys and presents a fun, carefree energy that would be hard to replicate.

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