Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
334 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.
Marsala Lukianchuk looks out the window of the East City Diner in her role as wise-cracking waitress Kat in Wyatt Lamoureux and Jamie Oxenham's short film noir "Apple Pie, Ice Cream". The film, also stars Terry Convey and Michael Valant-Saunders as two estranged brothers who have a tense reunion inside the diner (which is actually the East City Coffee Shop in Peterborough). There will be a free premiere screening of the film on November 24, 2019 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Wyatt Lamoureux)

Have a slice of intrigue and a scoop of thrills at premiere of short...

Local filmmakers Wyatt Lamoureux and Jamie Oxenham present a free screening of their new film at the Market Hall in Peterborough on November 24
The Precarious2 ArtsWork festival is running in November and December in downtown Peterborough, featuring more than 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, film, and performance, as well as workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions revolving around the theme of precarity in the arts. The rat masks derive from the first Precarious festival in 2017, when artistic director Kate Story presented "Festivus Rattus 2035", a post-apocalyptic retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin as a metaphor for the underpaid and undervalued artist. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Precarious2 festival celebrates the work of artists while exploring their economic insecurity

Events throughout November and December in downtown Peterborough feature new artistic works along with workshops, panel discussions, and more.
Lyndele Gauci as Rosie, Natalie Dorsett as Donna, and Christie Freeman as Tanya with the cast of "Mamma Mia!" as they perform ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' in the St. James Players production of the hit musical, which runs from November 8 to 16, 2019 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Wendy Morgan)

Fun and fabulous ‘Mamma Mia!’ will bring the audience to its feet

St. James Players production of hit ABBA musical runs November 8 to 16 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough.
The contestants of the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", running November 8th to 23rd at the Guild Hall in Peterborough. From left to right: Gillian Kunza as Olive, Meg O'Sullivan as Logainne, Kristen McConnell as Marcy, Andrew Little as Leaf, Rowan Lamoureux as William, and Will Smith as Chip. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is spelled D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L

Peterborough Theatre Guild production of hit Broadway musical comedy runs November 8 to 23.
Toronto-based Afro-Caribbean actor Khadijah Roberts-Abdulla reprises her lead role in the original 2018 Factory Theatre production of Kat Sandler's critically acclaimed play "Bang Bang" during a staged reading presented by New Stages Theatre Company at Market Hall Performing Arts in downtown Peterborough on November 10, 2019. She performs as Lila Hines, a former police officer who shot an unarmed black man and becomes the unwilling subject of a hit play that plays fast and loose with the actual facts. (Publicity photo)

Critically acclaimed explosive dramedy ‘Bang Bang’ comes to Market Hall on November 10

Two actors from original Toronto production will join New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of Kat Sandler's hit play.
One of the dolls that will be on display at the Creepy Doll Museum at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough on October 29 and 30, 2019. The installation features dolls collected by Kathryn Bahun and Ben Hatcher, accompanied by doll stories by local authors Michelle Berry, Devon Code, Sarah Higginson, Mike Pettit, and Matt Snell. (Photo courtesy of Ben Hatcher and Kathryn Bahun)

Spook up your Halloween with a visit to the Creepy Doll Museum in downtown...

Kathryn Bahun and Ben Hatcher's collection of 50 weird discarded dolls on display at The Theatre on King on October 29 and 30.
The St. James Players' production of "Mamma Mia!" stars (left to right) Keevin Carter as Harry Bright, Mark Gray as Bill Austin, Christie Freeman as Tanya, Warren Sweeting as Sam Carmichael, Natalie Dorsett as Donna Sheridan, Gillian Harknett as Sophie Sheridan, and Lyndele Gauci as Rosie. The hit musical featuring songs from Swedish pop icons ABBA runs for seven performances from November 8 to 26, 2019 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of St. James Players)

Get ready to dance in your seats at the St. James Players production of...

Hit musical featuring the songs of ABBA runs from November 8 to 16 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough.
Written and produced by local filmmakers Michael Hayes and Brendan Fell, and starring real-life sisters Zoe and Emma Hayes, "The Basement Monster" is a short family film about two young sisters who have to be brave and work together to invstigate and help the creature they find living in their spooky basement. The film has its premiere at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on the Sunday afternoon of October 27, 2019. The family-friendly event is also a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region. (Screenshot courtesy of Michael Hayes and Brendan Fell)

Celebrate Halloween with the entire family at the premiere of ‘The Basement Monster’ at...

October 27th screening of new short family film by local filmmakers Michael Hayes and Brendan Fell will also raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.
Alessandra Ferreri as Wendla in a promotional photo for Cordwainer Productions' "Spring Awakening", a Broadway rock musical that tells the story of a group of teenagers dealing with the turbulent emotions of their burgeoning sexuality in late 19th-century Germany. The production debuts at the Courthouse Theatre in Whitby on October 18 and 19 before running at the Market Hall in Peterborough from October 24 to 26, 2019. (Photo: Samantha Moss / MossWorks Photography)

‘Spring Awakening’ glows white hot with intensity and passion

Cordwainer Productions' Dane Shumak directs an exceptional cast in cult rock musical coming to Peterborough's Market Hall October 24 to 26.
Chris Whidden and Peyton Le Barr as adopted siblings Aaron and Claire during a rehearsal for the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of "Little One" by Hannah Moscovitch. Directed by Lee Bolton, the one-act play is a dark family drama that raises complex questions about good intentions, irreversible damage, and the nature of love. It runs for five performances from October 16 to 19, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Lee Bolton)

Dark family drama ‘Little One’ comes to the Peterborough Theatre Guild stage

Hannah Moscovitch's challenging one-act play starring Peyton Le Barr and Chris Whidden runs October 16 to 19.

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