Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
187 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, CNN.com, 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.
Three Peterborough natives are featured at this year's Toronto Film Festival: Adam Martignetti performs in "Pillow Talk", Erin Maxfield directs "Nourishment", and Wyatt Lamoureux directs "Algonquin Highway". You can catch all their productions in a single day on Friday, July 14th.

Three Peterborough natives at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival

Adam Martignetti, Erin Maxfield, and Wyatt Lamoureux are all featured in festival running July 5 to 16.
Naomi Duvall and Chris Culgin star as a married couple with unusual sexual proclivities in Harold Pinter's "The Lover" at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from June 15 to 17. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Sexual power play – a review of The Lover

Harold Pinter's 1962 psychological drama runs at The Theatre on King in Peterborough from June 15 to 17.
Hannah Bailey as Claire, Keely Wilson as Deb, Carl Christensen as Jason, and Josh Butcher as Warren in the Art for Awareness production of Ordinary Days, running June 8 to 10 at the Gorden Best Theatre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Ordinary Days is extraordinary musical theatre

Art for Awareness production runs June 8 to 10 at Peterborough's Gordon Best Theatre.
The cast of Boy Wonders: Emily Keller as Cowpoke, Aimee Gordon as Boo, Samuelle Weatherdon as Test Tube, Brad Breckenridge as The Mixer, Abbie Dale as Kirby the bellhop, Emma Meinhardt as Target Boy, and Issac Maker as Shiny the Glimmer Boy. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Boy Wonders explores what it’s like to be a superhero sidekick

Debut production from Planet 12 Productions runs June 8 to 10 at The Theatre on King.
In "Frenzy for Two, or More", Kate Story and Dan Smith portray a couple who are trapped in their home and have a ridiculous argument about a tortoise and a snail while a war rages outside. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Somebody could lose an eye – a review of Frenzy for Two, or More

Eugene Ionesco play runs June 1 to 3 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough.
TAS Musical Theatre's production of Curtains, playing May 31 to June 2, begins with the murder of Jessica Cranshaw (Keeley Wilson), the star of a musical called "Robbin' Hood". (Photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Musical comedy meets murder mystery in fantastic high school production of Curtains

Play runs at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School May 31 to June 2.
This year, Globus Theatre in Bobcaygeon is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lakeview Arts Barn and Canada's 150th birthday with five shows over the summer by Canadian playwrights, as well as three children's shows. The theatre company will also be performing living history in the streets of Bobcaygeon and is selling their famous Sticky Coffee Pudding at the Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market. (Photo: Globus Theatre)

An ambitious summer season ahead at Bobcaygeon’s Globus Theatre

Five productions by Canadian playwrights, three children's shows, street theatre, and sticky toffee pudding.
A retrospective of the work of Howard Berry, the man behind the costume designs featured in many of the Peterborough Theatre Guild's most successful shows like Cats, is taking place at The Mount Community Centre along with a series of special events from May 26 to May 28, with proceeds going to support The Mount. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Celebrate costume designer Howard Berry’s passion for colour this weekend

Fundraiser for The Mount Community Centre in Peterborough runs from May 26 to 28.
Raoul Bhaneja, Karen Glave, Michael Rubenfeld, and Birgitte Solem performing in a Toronto production of "Disgraced" in April 2016. With the exception of Rubenfeld, whose role will be performed by Alex Poch-Goldin, the remaining actors are reprising their roles in New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of the play at Peterborough's Market Hall on May 28. (Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann)

Witty but incendiary drama Disgraced comes to Peterborough’s Market Hall

New Stages reunites cast of Toronto production for staged reading on May 28.
Meg Hicks and Josh Garrison star as Chris and Ken Gorman, two guests at a party who attempt to cover up a potential scandal involving their hosts, in Lakefield College School's production of Rumors, Neil Simon's farce about high society. The show runs for three performances only May 25 to 27. (Photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Lakefield College School brings Neil Simon’s high society farce to the stage

'Rumors' runs from May 25 to 27 at the Bryan Jones Theatre in Lakefield.

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