Friday, May 16, 2014

The world’s coming to Queens County | The Chronicle Herald

The world’s coming to Queens County | The Chronicle Herald

Great coverage of the Liverpool International Theatre Festival -- and our play -- in the provincial newspaper. There's also a great picture of Lianne Perry and Mark Adam during a tune-up performance on Monday night in Bedford. The community theatre group, Bedford Players, invited us to perform for their volunteers and members as part of their year-end awards gala. It was a great opportunity and we are grateful to them for it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Adele Courage, the kind of bureaucrat we need

Lianne Perry with her acting achievement award from the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival in Cape Breton.

Department of Common Sense is a play about bureaucracy and government. It's written by someone who worked on the inside for almost four years. I met some talented, intelligent people, but I also met  too many people who were fussers. They cared more about process and rules than about serving the people they were hired to serve -- the taxpayers. The character of Adele Courage represents the kind of bureaucrat we need more of and Frank Walker, the Minister of Common Sense, represents the kind of politician we need more of.

Department of Common Sense is playing tomorrow night (Saturday, April 12) in a special one-night engagement at the Museum of Natural History on Summer Street in Halifax. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Night at the museum

We're having a special engagement this Saturday, April 12. One night only at the Museum of Natural History at 1747 Summer St. in Halifax. Come join us as we prepare to represent Halifax and the Theatre Arts Guild at the prestigious Liverpool International Theatre Festival from May 14 to 18.

For tickets, click on this link.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Department of Common Sense goes to Cape Breton

Department of Common Sense will be part of the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival this week in Sydney. We're pumped for our road trip and looking forward to meeting some other creative folks at this festival.

One Act Play Festival Returns to Boardmore Theatre

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Great first show

The cast put on a great show and the audience loved the play. More than half of them stayed after it was over to participate in our first Q&A with the playwright and the cast. A few people thought that our ticket price of $10 was too low and some were generous enough to put some extra in our jar. Every penny we make off this weekend will help pay for our trip to festivals in Cape Breton and Liverpool.

Hopefully, we'll get the same kind of audience tonight, just more of them. This is a hard-working, talented cast and they will entertain you for two hours.

You can reserve tickets at The Bus Stop Theatre following this link.
You can purchase them in advance using this link.
Or you can pay cash at the door.

The Bus Stop Theatre is located at 2203 Gottingen St. The door opens at 7:30 and the show begins at 8 p.m. This is a relaxed atmosphere and you can bring your beverage into the theatre and drink it while you watch the show.

There will be no bar during Sunday's matinee, but there is a great coffee shop next door called Alter Egos and you're welcome to bring your coffee in with you.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Interview with Global TV

Ryan Van Horne stopped by the Global TV studio this morning to have a chat with their morning show co-host Paul Brothers. The six-minute interview covers everything to how the play was written, what it's about, and the feedback the play has received.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cut through red tape with a little laughter

How many bureaucrats does it take to prevent a light bulb from being changed? Dick Clod would like to think it's just one. Clod (played by Rob McIntyre) is one of those bureaucrats who just doesn't get it. In Department of Common Sense, he's more interested in making sure everyone conforms to regulations. Then along comes Sophia Smart (played by Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons) with some bright ideas about common sense.

Department of Common Sense plays this weekend at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. Shows nightly March 14-16 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday the 16th.