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BS Comedy Players Diversify Lineup as #TimesUp Movement Featured

BS Comedy Players Diversify Lineup as #TimesUp Movement Featured

BS Comedy Players

WINNIPEG — Political incorrectness and satire take centre stage in the upcoming beer and kits show BS Comedy Players.

Its early origins from 1984 included men-only performers, but the show has since taken on a more inclusive since 2008. This year, the #TimesUp movement finds itself in one sketch during two shows at Prairie Theatre Exchange, May 10-11.

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Prairie Theatre Exchange Asks, ‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’

Prairie Theatre Exchange Asks, ‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’

By Brian Schultz

Who Killed Spalding Gray? Prairie Theatre Exchange
‘Who Killed Spalding Gray?’ runs April 11-14 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (PTE.MB.CA)

Prairie Theatre Exchange is about to kick off a humourous, but brief, solo show from playwright Daniel MacIvor.

Who Killed Spalding Gray? stars MacIvor and is directed by fellow theatre superstar Daniel Brooks.

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Boost to Prairie Theatre Exchange Means Expanded Season

Boost to Prairie Theatre Exchange Means Expanded Season

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Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty plays this season at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (EMILY COOPER PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — An expanded offering of plays is promised for theatre-goers at Prairie Theatre Exchange this season.

PTE’s 2018-19 season includes the newly-added Leap Series, a new series of challenging and provoking plays that push the boundaries of story-telling in theatre.

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PTE Breaks Down Borders for Launch of 2017-18 Season

PTE Breaks Down Borders for Launch of 2017-18 Season

Salt-Water Moon
Salt-Water Moon runs January 24 to February 11, 2018 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (JOSEPH MICHAEL PHOTO)

Prairie Theatre Exchange is knocking down borders to open their 2017-18 season this fall.

The Winnipeg theatre group launches its 45th season October 11-29 with Gracie by Joan McLeod.

“Borders are generally thought to protect and define us, but they actually restrict us from getting a broader perspective,” said PTE artistic director Robert Metcalfe.

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Birds and the Bees: PTE Unwraps New ‘Saucy’ Comedy

Birds and the Bees: PTE Unwraps New ‘Saucy’ Comedy

The Birds and the Bees
The Birds and the Bees runs March 29 to April 16 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (HANDOUT)

Remember being sat down to hear about the birds and the bees? A new production at Prairie Theatre Exchange delves deeper, but is literally set against a backdrop of actual birds and bees. (Get your mind out of the gutter).

“The Birds and the Bees” is a comedy about sex, love and relationships, following characters who navigate romantic emotion and all the extras that come along with it.

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Churchill-Inspired Murder Mystery ‘The Flats’ Debuting at PTE

Churchill-Inspired Murder Mystery ‘The Flats’ Debuting at PTE

The Flats
The Flats runs January 25 to February 12 at Prairie Theatre Exchange, followed by a French production at Le Théâtre Cercle Molière, March 2-18. (PTE / HANDOUT)

Temperatures lately in Winnipeg rival those of Churchill, Manitoba, but it’s the warm stories and experiences from the northern community that really make an impression on its visitors.

Local playwright Ginny Collins knows all about that, having visited Churchill several years ago and churning her time there into a new production at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

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Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Mom's the Word
Sarah Donald, Trish Cooper, Jenny Wasko-Paterson & Lisa C. Ravensbergen in “Mom’s the Word,” playing now through November 27 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (LEIF NORMAN PHOTO)

Mother knows best. Or in this case, Mom’s the Word.

That’s the new comedic production currently running at Prairie Theatre Exchange looking at the world of motherhood. Anecdotes, or “mom”-ologues as PTE calls them, make up this refreshed play written by six Vancouver actors.

“I’m looking forward to introducing it to a new generation of parents,” said PTE artistic director Robert Metcalfe. “But I also think it will remind those of us whose small-child-parenting days are behind us, just what an incredible journey we took with our little ones.”

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