Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
170 Articles
Since 2013, Sam Tweedle has been writing as an arts and culture journalist for kawarthaNOW, with special attention to Peterborough's theatrical community. However, his career as an arts writer goes back further via his website Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict where Sam has interviewed some of the entertainment world's most notable and beloved entertainers. Sam's pop culture writing has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Post,, Filmfax Magazine and The New Yorker. You can follow Sam on Instagram at sam_tweedle_z where he posts about his four greatest loves: cats, comic books, movies, and records. Sam no longer uses Twitter because, as far as he's concerned, it's no longer a thing.
New Stages Theatre Company's production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town features a cast of 19 performers, some pictured here during a cast read-through: George Knechtel, Megan Murphy, director Linda Kash, Randy Read, stage manager Esther Vincent, and Logan Sword. The play runs April 28 to May 6 at the Market Hall in Peterborough. (Photo: Lindsay Unterlander / Adam Martignetti)

Our Town: big life and big love in small-town America

New Stages' production of Thornton Wilder's iconic play runs April 28 to May 6 at Peterborough's Market Hall.
Meg O'Sullivan, Lindsay Unterlander, and Matt Gilbert in The Leader, one of two absurdist plays by avante-gard French playwright Eugène Ionesco presented on the Easter long weekend at The Theatre On King (photo: Andy Carroll)

A double shot of absurdist theatre with Maid to Marry and The Leader

Two short plays by Eugène Ionesco at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough April 14 and 15.
Writer and director Jen Nugent speaks to the cast of Peterborough-area high school students during a rehearsal of "Everybody Loves Archie", an original Enter Stage Right production running April 26 to 29 (photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough high school students bring iconic comic book characters to the stage

Enter Stage Right presents "Everybody Loves Archie" at PCVS Auditorium April 26 to 29.
Actor, poet, and musician Josh Butcher performs his original one-man show The Origin of a Designated Driver at The Theatre On King from March 16 to 18 (photo: Andy Carroll)

Josh Butcher bares his soul in original one-man show

"The Origin of a Designated Driver" runs at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from March 16 to 18.
Peterborough musician Mary-Kate Edwards (photo: Justin Patterson)

Peterborough’s Mary-Kate Edwards releasing her debut record Blueberry Pie

Self-described confessional singer-songwriter performs at The Spill on March 3
Natalie Dorsett as Sarah and Derek Weatherdon as Noah in the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of Robert Ainsworth's "A Life Before", running February 24 to March 11 (photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Supernatural thriller debuts at the Peterborough Theatre Guild

Robert Ainsworth's new play "A Life Before" runs from February 24 to March 11.
Nikki Weatherdon, Derek Bell, and Quinn Ferentzy perform in The Theatre of King's production of "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Satre, which runs from February 23 to 25 (photo: Andy Carroll)

Hell is other people – a review of No Exit

The Theatre on King production of Jean-Paul Sartre's existential classic runs February 23 to 25.
"The Door You Came In" is a performance of of spoken word and music by author David Macfarlane and musician Douglas Cameron, based on Macfarlane's 1991 historical memoir "The Danger Tree: Memory, War and the Search for a Family's Past"

The Door You Came In explores Newfoundland’s past through story and song

David Macfarlane and Douglas Cameron return to Peterborough with February 23 performance at the Market Hall.
The Skyjacker's Tale tells the story of convicted mass murderer Ishmael Muslim Ali, who has been living as a fugitive in Cuba after hijacking a plane to Havana in 1984 (photo courtesy of Cave 7 Productions)

Documentary tells story of hijacker still on FBI’s most-wanted list after 33 years

A71 Entertainment presents screening of The Skyjacker's Tale at Peterborough's Market Hall on February 16.
The cast of Crime City, Andrew Root's loving parody of old-time radio dramas and pulp detective stories. The show is recorded live before a studio audience and then released as a podcast produced by Adam Martignetti. (Photo: Adam Martignetti)

Peterborough’s Andrew Root is pitching his Crime City series to CBC Comedy

Pulp detective radio drama parody moves to Gordon Best Theatre in February for an expanded episode.


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