Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
319 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.
J.P. Baldwin and Jennifer Gruer star in the Peterborough Theatre Guild production of Richard Alfireri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks". The comedy, about a formidable widow who hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her dance lessons, runs from September 20 to October 5, 2019 at the Guild Hall in Peterborough. (Photo: Lynn Braun)

Peterborough Theatre Guild opens its 2019-20 season with comedy ‘Six Dance Lessons in Six...

Two unlikely dance partners find common ground in Richard Alfireri's play, running September 20 to October 5 at the Guild Hall.
Brad Brackenridge is Bernie (pictured here in the photograph) and Lindsay Unterlander is Nick in Ken Bolton's one-act comedy "Bernie and Nick", running from September 11th to 14th at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Original Faustian comedy ‘Bernie and Nick’ debuts at The Theatre on King

Writer and director Ken Bolton's first production in Peterborough stars Brad Brackenridge and Lindsay Unterlander.
Dora award-winning actor Jonathan Wilson will perform as Arnold Beckoff in New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song" at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough on September 15, 2019. Also pictured is Toronto actor Tracey Hoyt, who will perform as Mrs. Beckoff. The other members of the cast are Jeff Miller as Ed, Megan Murphy as Laurel, and Quinlan Shearer as David. (Photo: Jonathan Wilson / Facebook)

New Stages celebrates Peterborough Pride with award-winning play ‘Torch Song’ on September 15

Staged reading features Toronto actors Jonathan Wilson, Tracey Hoyt, and Jeff Miller and Peterborough's Megan Murphy and Quinlan Shearer.
A cast of 11 Peterborough performers has been rehearsing over the summer for "Music of the 70's", a musical revue featuring 36 hits from the era that runs from September 20 to 22, 2019. Produced by Pat Hooper and directed by Len Lifchus, with music direction by Bill Crane, the show is a fundraiser for Showplace Performance Centre. (Photo: Wayne Bonner)

That old time rock n’ roll: take a musical trip back to the ’70s...

'Music of the 70's' fundraiser for Showplace running from September 20 to 22 features 11 local performers singing 36 of the era's most popular hits.
"Repatriation to the Moon", the debut play from Peterborough's newest theatre company Grassboots Theatre, will be performed by company founders Chris Whidden and Peyton Le Barr, who recently relocated from Toronto to Peterborough County. The play runs for four performances from August 14 to 17, 2019 at Artspace in downtown Peterborough. The play is based on an underground theatre performance in 1946 by Whidden's great-uncle, artist and playwright Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Grassboots Theatre Company’s debut production inspired by WWII-era Polish underground theatre

'Repatriation to the Moon' by Chris Whidden and Peyton Le Barr runs August 14 to 17 at Artspace in downtown Peterborough.
Kevin Bundy and Asha Hall-Smith in the world premiere of Robert Winslow and Ian McLachlan's "Carmel" at 4th Line Theatre. The play, which focuses on the White family's attempt to save the family farm during the Great Depression of the 1930s, runs Tuesdays to Saturdays until August 31, 2019 at the Winslow Farm in Millbrook. (Photo: Wayne Eardley / Brookside Studio)

4th Line Theatre’s ‘Carmel’ explores the bonds of community and family during troubled times

Third in Barnardo series of plays by Robert Winslow and Ian McLachlan runs at Winslow Farm in Millbrook until August 31.
"Surfacing" is an original film from Frank Flynn, Rachel Bemrose, and Blake Richardson which, through spoken word and original music and choreography, tells the story of the mental illness of Flynn's wife Angela, her eventual suicide, and the impact on Flynn and their two daughters as they grieve and evenutally begin to heal. The film, which premiered at the 2017 ReFrame Film Festival, is available for online viewing. Pictured are dancers Oliver Moriarty, Kate Bemrose, and Madison Sheward. (Screenshot)

Frank Flynn’s ‘Surfacing’ uses dance to explore themes of mental illness and suicide

Based on real-life family tragedy, short film that premiered at ReFrame Film Festival in 2017 now available for online viewing.
Performance and spoken word artist Wes Ryan will stage "Turtle" on the fire escape behind The Only Cafe in downtown Peterborough for three 10-minute performances on July 27 and 28, 2019. The pop-up performances, which also features music by Fire Flower Revue and photography by Jessica Lynn Scott, explore themes of safety, disability, and accessibility, along with pushing personal boundaries and being in places you are not expected -- like a turtle crossing the highway. The performances will raise funds for the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre. (Photo: Jessica Lynn Scott)

Performance artist Wes Ryan explores issues of personal safety in ‘Turtle’

Two more pop-up dance presentations with music and photography behind The Only on August 3.
In Beau Dixon's "Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable", Owen Stahn (left) is Neph Burnstall and Eli Tanner (right) is Griffin Clark, two childhood friends who grow up to form the 1960s Canadian rock 'n' roll band The Spruce Street Ramblers, which rises to fame only after Tess Wilson (played by Kate Suhr, centre) joins the band. Directed by Kim Blackwell, the play runs every Tuesday to Saturday at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook until July 27, 2019. (Photo: Wayne Eardley / Brookside Studio)

Powerful performances and original music make 4th Line Theatre’s Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll...

Beau Dixon's story of the rise and fall of a local rock 'n' roll band runs until July 27th at Winslow Farm in Millbrook.
The 24 Hour Project sees local writers, directors, and performers creating and rehearsing five plays with one day, with a public performance of the plays at 8 p.m. on July 6, 2019 at the Gordon Best Theatre in downtown Peterborough. This year's event is also a fundraiser for Mysterious Entity Theatre. (Poster: Arbor Theatre)

Five plays in a single day: The 24 Hour Project returns to Peterborough on...

Local writers, directors, and performers team up to present five original plays at the Gordon Best Theatre.

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