Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
167 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.
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.
In The Gin Game, elderly resident Weller Martin (Steve Foote) teaches Fonsia Dorsey (Jennie Ryan) how to play gin rummy. Their games soon turn into a competitive battle and things get nasty. (Photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Playing the hand you’re dealt – a review of The Gin Game

Peterborough Theatre Guild production of Pulitzer-winning tragi-comedy runs until February 4.
In Sadie's Last Days on Earth, Morgan Taylor Campbell stars as Sadie Collins, a teenaged girl who's terrified of the forecasted apocalypse (photo: Jag Gundu)

High school as the end of the world: Sadie’s Last Days on Earth

A71 Entertainment brings independent Canadian film to Peterborough's Market Hall on January 12
Sam Tweedle reviewed 44 plays and musicals in 2016 for kawarthaNOW. Here he is in a preview for The Pitman Painters, featuring Mark Wallace, Brad Brackenridge, Edward Charette, Robert Ainsworth and Robert Winslow (photo: Pat Maitland)

The best theatre in Peterborough and The Kawarthas in 2016

kawarthaNOW's theatre reviewer Sam Tweedle's top show picks and shout-outs to the theatre community.


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