Thursday, April 3, 2008

Slings and Arrows

This isn't the most provocative posting, but if you are into the whole idea of theatre serving a greater good and/or higher purpose, you need to see this show.

It's about a Canadian theatre festival and all the struggles and hijinks's that go on there. Budget crises, caster bickering, divas, and the Artistic Director is mad. Oh, he's also being haunted by the ghost of the dead Artistic Director. Anyone who is familiar with theatre will immediately recognize all the characters. Each season the festival takes on a different Shakespearean tragedy and their lives end up paralleling the plot of the play.

It is absolutely delightful and still manages to pack a very compelling punch. Witty and poignant, it never misses a beat. To top that, about every legendary Canadian actor is in it.

My only complaint is there are only three season (and only six episodes a season). Slings and Arrows

Watch a video clip from the show's opening.

Happy Birthday: Marlon Brando (1924-2004) & David Hyde Pierce (b. 1959)

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