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Zombie Walk Comes to End at Staircase

It’s time! It’s time! Dust off the old funeral tux and shake out the burial shroud. It’s time to get gorgeous and gory for the 5th Annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive (presented by Horror in the Hammer). October 29th @ Gore Park (starting at 2pm).  Join the Hamilton Horde for another year of Halloween horror and help us take a bite out of hunger by bringing a donation of nonperishable food items to Gore Park. All donations will go to support local food bank. Don’t forget to donate some food before you take to the town in search of brains!  WALK ROUTE: Zombies will depart Gore Park around 2pm, shambling North on James St N, down York, and then to Dundurn Castle. FRIGHT NIGHT THEATER: After the walk, come back to The Staircase (27 Dundurn Street North L8R 3C9) for Fright Night Theater and your chance to win zombie prizes.  Admission: $5 zombies, $10 humans. Discounted rate for children. Includes admission to movie. Prize tickets sold separately at The Staircase.

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Announcement, Drama, Fine Art, Theatre

Dracula! October 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd

Black Box Fire opens it’s fifth season on October 14th 2011 with an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel Dracula by Steven Dietz. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the story and the legend himself, have captured readers’ and audiences’ fascination alike since 1897 when Stoker’s original novel was published. Experience Dracula’s thrall first hand in the intimate setting of The Staircase Theatre. When the mysterious Count Dracula turns his predatory gaze towards England and onto the lovely and innocent Lucy and Mina, their loved ones must come to their rescue. Doctors Seward and Van Helsing lead the crusade against Dracula to save Lucy and Mina from the horrific fate of joining the un-dead.

Local lawyer brings his work to the stage. Spec Article

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PERFORMANCES:

Friday, October 14th at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 15th at 2pm and 7:30pm

Thursday, October 20th at 7:30pm

Friday, October 21st at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm and 7:30pm

TICKETS: $15 Cash ONLY, sold at the door. To reserve tickets email: contact@blackboxfire.com

Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Theatre

Psycho Bitch Friday Oct 7th One Show Only

 

Psycho Bitch: The Attack of the One Woman Show on Stigma. Specially mounted for Mental Illness Awareness Week. Catch Hamilton’s only presentation of this award winning one woman show that confronts the stigma of mental illness.  Tamara Lynn Robert wrote this one woman show, because silence, shame and fear still surround mental illness. Robert’s play explores her own internalized stigma that led her to refusing the very treatment that would later save her life. Although it is a very serious topic, Robert speckles her story with humour and engaging story telling.

Performed on stages across the country in summer of 2010, she touched critics and audience alike with her “emotional, raw and genuine performance” (Mooney on Theatre). With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental illness during their lifetime, Robert feels it is crucial that we educate Canadians about mental illness to reduce the stigma associated with the disease that prevents many people from seeking and getting the help they need. Robert strongly believes in the arts as a powerful medium to educate, create change and Psycho Bitch is “certain to delight anyone who believes in the restorative powers of compassion and humour.” (Toronto Sun).

One show only. Adult content

Friday October 7th at 8pm $15/$10

Comedy, Drama, Theatre

The Cockwhisperer — A Love Story

SEPT 16 & 17th 8pm

Tickets $15  905-529-3000

From the Creator of the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram? comes something different…‘The Cock Whisperer’. The Story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark.

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Some nice things the Critics have said about ‘The Cockwhisperer-A Love Story’

THE EDMONTON SUN  5/5

‘The masterful storyteller brings a laugh a line from the get go,until she masters a dramatic mood change.  Her storytelling is self-deprecating,honest,painful and hilarious all over the course of the hour.’

EDMONTON JOURNAL 4/5

‘hilarious and haunting.’

GLOBAL EDMONTON 4/5

 The saucily titled The Cockwhisperer-A Love story from Colette Kendall who bares all her insecurities and experiences in her search for love and other things. It always amazes me how an artist can get up on stage and bare his or her soul and Colette does that in spades. Very Funny,Very Moving.

THE VUE EDMONTON 4/5

“You guys laughed too much,” complained Colette Kendall,after the applause had died down. The audience’s boisterous hoots and snorts made Kendall’s show run into overtime,forcing her to rush through the poignant moral of the otherwise saucily timed cock-tale. Though it starts as a series of dick-in-mouth witticisms,it promptly develops into a women’s quest to navigate relationships via the penis. She quickly learned as a young girl that “sexual knowledge and virtue was going to be a slippery slope.” It’s a slope that eventually leads to an unexpectedly dark place that shakes the audience to silence. Both funny and striking,among the dick jokes,The Cockwhisperer is truly a story about what it means to love.

REVIEW VANCOUVER 

‘…edgy,flat-out funny monologue. This Hamilton housewife and mother to three has a unique comic-theatrical delivery that pushes the limits of taste without being offensive – although,she won’t spare your blushes’

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT REVIEW

 Colette Kendall isn’t a drag queen anymore—at least not on this Fringe tour. In previous years,Kendall has appeared as her bewigged,martini-swilling alter ego,Tippi Seagram. This time around,the Ontario mom’s performance is more naked,metaphorically speaking. In The Cockwhisperer’s mix of standup and stories,she still speaks audaciously about sex…but she also talks about the darkness of being sexually dominated. Tippi’s great,but Colette without the wig is more compelling—and funnier—because she cuts deeper.

WINNIPEG SUN 4/5 STARS

Men beware,this play might offend your tender Victorian senses! The powerful coming-of-age story of Colette Kendall is an austere expose of growing up as a young,protestant,naive-but-burgeoning woman in the late 1970s and an emerging love of,well,you know. This one-woman show is honest,revealing and will have you laughing from the moment the lights dim to the moment you leave. But don’t be fooled;it’s not all fun and games. Serious moments are interwoven to create a well-rounded and empowered performance.  One warning to anyone who likes to sit in the front row:Kendall will interact with you,which is hilarious if you’re in the mood. From the creator of the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram?,Kendall delivers a show that will make you laugh from the bottom of your belly with her unforgettable stories.

The Calgary Herald Review

Canadian Voices
Fringe Review:The C–kwhisperer–A Love Story
Four stars/5 starssmart,funny,one-woman show,which explores Kendall’s search for love and penises. Kendall  is a solid writer and strong performer. With the C–kwhisperer–A Love Story,she has found a wonderful connecting thread with which to tell the story of the main men in her life.
Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Theatre

Breathe

BREATHE: Written and Directed by Aaron Jan

 

August 25th-27th 8pm Nightly

 

A story about wingmen, liars and failed dreamers. “Breathe” is the story of what happens when we’re knocked down a few pegs and the journey of getting back on our feet. Set in the worst city ever, “Breathe” asks the questions: “Who are we and why are we moving so freaking fast? What happens when we just look up at the night sky and breathe?” Hilarious, dramatic and sometimes poignant, come see this exciting, youth produced coming of age story! Tickets $12 fulcrum.theatre@gmail.com or at door

 

Comedy, Music, Theatre

9/11/11 A Musical Comedy

THE SPECIALS...RETURN TO DEBUT THEIR NEWEST SASSY OFFERING THURS SEPT 8TH @ 8PM

 

9/11/11 a musical comedy

 

The Mayor of Toronto has plans to Ford-ify the city to make it terrorist-proof. This means the Sal Feldman Talent Agency has to move by September 11, 2011, as it’s the proposed site of the Mayor’s new security headquarters. How will a musical commemorating the events of 9/11 save the agency from extinction? Don’t miss The Specials this fall. Directed by Toronto’s own, Melissa D’Agostino (Lupe:Undone, A Very Lupe X-Mas, Lupe’s Next Top Lupe). This show will make you lose your head!
Tickets $20 905-529-3000

Drama, Theatre, Uncategorized

Black Box Fire presents Gross Indecency

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde

Due to one of the most scandalous series of trials of its time, Oscar Wilde, famed author and playwright was imprisoned for “gross indecency with male persons”. The show uses actual trial manuscripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other first hand sources to weave the story of the downfall of one of the most genius minds of his time. Oscar Wilde risked his livelihood, popularity and fame for the love of his a man and the belief that what he was doing was not a vice, but simple his way of life.

Stephanie Yantsis returns to the director’s seat, after last season’s smash-success with Pride and Prejudice. This dramatic piece is full of 9 local actors playing no less than 30 characters. The cast includes: Jared Lenover, Ryan Moran, James Thomas, Jim Molloy, Damion LeClair, Lauren Repei, Amanda Nesbitt, Andrea Madsen and Natalie Ruginis.

Show Times

  • Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, November 13th, 2010 @ 2pm & 8pm
  • Thursday, November 18th, 2010 @ 8pm
  • Friday, November 19th, 2010 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, November 20th, 2010 @ 2pm & 8pm

Tickets

General admission is $15
Student tickets are $12
All tickets can be purchased at the door or reserve your tickets in advance by emailing contact@blackboxfire.com