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MTC, Millennium Library Presenting Lecture Series

By David Klassen

Manitoba Theatre CentreThe Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Millennium Library have teamed up for an interactive lecture series.

Play on Words is a program that will feature artist discussions, library-curated resources, prop and costume displays and playwriting workshops.

“The aim for Play on Words is to help audiences develop a deeper connection to MTC’s work,” said Jennifer Cheslock, the theatre’s outreach manager. “If patrons have background knowledge of a play, it helps them get more out of the story.”

Play on Words begins with a “Gone With the Wind” resource list and an event series in the Carol Shields auditorium. Artist talks are 40 minutes long and start at 12:10 p.m.

  • January 8 — Niki Landau, playwright of Gone With the Wind, will discuss adapting the novel
  • January 15 — Bethany Jillard (Scarlett O’Hara) and Tom McCamus (Rhett Butler) will talk about playing their iconic roles
  • January 22 – Members of MTC’s wardrobe department will share the details of creating the beautiful costumes seen on stage.

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