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Review: Scratch

Scratch, directed for the KTS by Georgia Noble Irwin, is a play that makes you want to call your mom…or your partner, your sibling, your mentor. But mostly your mom. Written by Canadian playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Colemanin 2008 as a semi-autobiographical response to her own mother’s battle with cancer, Scratch is a play that explores the […]

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What love is!

“Not what love does. Not what love was. What love is!” said actor Stewart Légère during the performance of Pop Up Love Party this past Wednesday in Prince Hall. King’s has hosted the Pop Up Love Party for four years, a multi-sensorial experience where people enjoy a meal with their friends while watching a reenactment […]

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Soap Opera's back at the Wardy

Who hasn’t starred in a soap opera? Water spouts onto a head of sudsy hair; the mirror fogs up and bubbles gurgle down the drain, lost beneath the echo of a voice that boldly projects the latest Top 40 against tile walls. Bless bathtub acoustics: everybody’s a sensation while singing in the shower. St. John’s […]

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Review: Everyman

The KTS’s production of Everyman screams of the holy trinity to the sound of Mladic by God Speed You! Black Emperor. The play takes a classic script from the 16th century and thrusts it, largely unaltered, into modern theatre. The story follows Everyman (Katie Lawrence) as she is confronted by Death (Ezra Tennen) and must […]

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King's musician Bella Larsen releases new single

  Cara, a new single from Bella Larsen, is a grieving exhale — a lamentation over a loved one that is articulate, powerful and serene. The song is a lyrical character sketch steeped in introspection that spares no detail of someone who is still so alive in Larsen’s thoughts. The track opens instrumentally with plucked […]

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Review: Murderer

Murderer by Anthony Shaffer is a play that, to quote the director’s note, is “insufferable.” Now that is not to say that the KTS’s production of the play directed by Emma Graveson and Aaron Shenkman is anything close to insufferable. Their production balances the “insufferable” elements of the play’s script with production choices that highlight […]

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From dorm room to Wardroom

Chipped, dried body paint peeled from Ezra Tennen’s face as stage lights followed their descent onto his guitar. The lights fade from pink to a yellowish green as Ezra looks to his left at his bandmate Chris Oliver carving out a pulse with his cajon. They exchange a contagious smile before Ezra’s lips are back […]

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Infringement festival: Best of Fest

Another successful year of the Infringement Festival wrapped up on Saturday night. The top shows throughout the week were performed again for the Best of the Fest: “Men of Principle” by Connor Adsett, Cameron Van Buskirk, Dylan Jackson, Katie Lawrence, and Alex Retzer; “Jonah is a Shape-Shifting Alien” by Jacob Hermant; “Door Play” by Zach […]

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Infringement festival: Friday

KTS: Infringement Festival Day 5 As always, I love the King’s Theatrical Society and find that their passion for theatre is so obvious and inspiring. It makes me glad to see so many students come together to pull off an event like this with the degree of professionalism that they do. “Go Fish” by Susannah […]

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Infringement festival: Thursday

KTS: Infringement Festival – Day 4 My favourite KTS event is the Infringement Festival, where all plays are written by students and voted on for the chance to be featured in the Best of the Fest on Saturday. If you couldn’t make it to the first few events, worry not, because you can still catch […]