By David Klassen
The 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.