Bear & Co.’s production of The Taming of the Shrew opens the way you’d expect a modern staging of a Shakespearean play to. Actors in tights, capes and frilly shirts bounce pithy lines off one another while giving the audience the necessary exposition.
We first glimpse Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) shirtless, muscular and tattooed, twirling a butterfly knife open and closed with rhythmic precision, finally donning a ragged Metallica tee and leather jacket and climbing onto his motorcycle to perform a daredevil routine inside a metal globe of death for a roaring carnival crowd.
Ottawa-area farmers joined in the recent cross-country protests against genetically modified alfalfa. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is in the final stages of reviewing the new seed for use in Canada. A CJTV news report for Centretown News.
In her most recent play, award-winning writer Marie Clements uses the past to tackle the present. The photo-inspired performance looks at identity, cultural representation and trauma of First Nations people. A CJTV news report for Centretown News.