Archive for May 28th, 2011

At the Nanaimo Centre Stage

Tired of driving to the north end for theatrical entertainment?  How about the Centre Stage (the old converted church) on Victoria Road.

Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28, Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, 2011
Glengarry Glen Ross
Doors Open at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm

Written in 1983, David Mamet’s study of competitive capitalism has scarcely dated in our frenziedly consumerist society. But, watching four men engaged in a cut-throat contest to sell dud tracts of Florida land, we see the different faces of human desperation and laugh despite ourselves. Levene is the former top-seller down on his luck and vainly living off past glories. Moss is the abrasive line-shooter whose valid critique of the system is undermined by his attempt to involve his sidekick Aaronow in a shady enterprise. Roma, the new top dog, is also the insecure young opportunist whose only thought is of self. The smell that pervades the play is one of fear, and, by engaging with terrified individuals, Mamet offers a powerful assault on a society where salesmanship becomes too often a form of licensed criminality.

Director Gilles Leduc of Thin Ice Theatre is very pleased to have been able to assemble a cast worthy of the play: Gerry Fraser as Levene, Eric Holmgren as Roma, Gordon May as Moss, Jorg Scott as Aaronow,
Doug Campbell as Williamson, Vincent Wells as Lingk and Greg Rogers as Baylen
Tickets available at Fascinating Rhythm downtown and The Bite Café North End @ $15 advance – $18 @ door.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Sweet Lowdown
Doors Open at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
The Sweet Lowdown will celebrate the release of their new album with a nine-show tour, performing in Nanaimo on Saturday, June 4 at Nanaimo Centre Stage.
The Sweet Lowdown is thrilled to announce the release of their self-titled second album! This young all-female trio has been creating quite a buzz in Victoria’s bustling oldtime, bluegrass, and acoustic music scene. The three band members—Amanda Blied (guitar), Shanti Bremer (banjo), and Miriam Sonstenes (fiddle) each contribute to the album’s original repertoire. Their creative song-writing is heightened by the skillful blending of sweet harmonies and beautiful instrumental lines floating over relentless oldtime grooves and driving bluegrass rhythms.

For more information about the band’s tour information, please visit them at www.thesweetlowdown.ca or on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/the.sweet.lowdown.


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