Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
311 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.
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.
Members of the cast of the Lindsay Little Theatre production of "Harvey", which runs July 5th to 13th: (front to back, left to right): Laura Marshall, John Austin, Jonah Grignon, Bill Fulker, Seamus McCann, Harvey (can YOU see him?), Ian MacLean, Carolyn MacLean, and Ben Whyte. Not pictured: Kelsie McCullough, Logan Gerzymisch, and Heather McCullough. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

‘See’ your favourite giant invisible rabbit at Lindsay Little Theatre

Production of classic comedy 'Harvey' runs from July 5 to 13 in Lindsay.
In the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of "The Marvellous Wonderettes: Dream On", Elizabeth Moody, Tonya Bosch, and Natalie Dorsett reprise their roles as Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, and Suzy from the original "The Marvellous Wonderettes" show, and are joined by Gillian Harknett as Missy. The musical runs from July 5 to 20, 2019 at the Guild Hall in Peterborough. (Photo: Wendy Morgan)

‘The Marvellous Wonderettes: Dream On’ is marvellous summer musical theatre

Peterborough Theatre Guild reunites most of cast from original production for sequel running from July 5 to 20.
Sheila Charleton performs in the one-woman play "Grace", written and directed by Frank Flynn, which runs from June 19 to 22, 2019 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough, along with Flynn's play "Chemistry". (Photo: Andy Carroll)

The beginning and end of love: ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Grace’

Two plays by Peterborough playwright Frank Flynn run at The Theatre on King from June 19 to 22.
'Code of Conduct - A Sketch Comedy Revue' is a series of short sketches written and performed by (left to right) Rebecca Bloom, Heather McCullough, Miranda Warren, and Dave Cave. From small-town interactions to flirting miscommunications, this show parodies those painful moments we all feel when living under social codes. The show runs for four performances at Lindsay Little Theatre on June 14th and 15th and June 21st and 22nd. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

A new type of sketch comedy show at Lindsay Little Theatre parodies social norms

'Code of Conduct: A Sketch Comedy Revue' runs June 14, 15, 21, and 22 in Lindsay.
In the F.O. Theatrics production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" directed by Liam Parker, Conner Clarkin gives an outstanding performance as the flamboyant and charismatic Hedwig, with Brayden McGregor, Tanner Pare, Calvin Bakelaar, and Sam Quinn as members of the band The Angry Inch. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Put some pride in your Pride with ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

F.O. Theatrics production of cult glam-rock musical runs from June 6 to 8 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough.
Meaghan Duncan and Nathan Copeland as newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter, with Anthony Jackson as their flamboyant upstairs neighbour Victor Velasco and Lisa Guthro as Corie's mother Ethel Banks, in Lindsay Little Theatre's endearing production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park". Directed by Sophie Kourtsidis and Will Teatro, the play runs for five performances until June 1, 2019. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Brilliant casting makes Lindsay Little Theatre’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’ a delight

Production of Neil Simon's iconic play runs from May 24 to June 1 in Lindsay.
Santiago Paz stars as Robin Hood and Faith Dickinson stars as Maid Marion (and her alter-ego Martin of Sherwood) in 'The Heart of Robin Hood', British playwright David Farr's retelling of the legendary tale that puts Maid Marion front and centre. The production runs at Bryan Jones Theatre at Lakefield College School from May 23 to 25, 2019. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. (Graphic: Lakefield College School)

Faith Dickinson shines in Lakefield College School production of ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’

Maid Marion becomes the hero in free student production running May 23 to 25 at Bryan Jones Theatre.
New Stages Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch's "What a Young Wife Ought to Know" on May 12, 2019 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough. Moscovitch was inspired by a collection of letters written in the 1920s by real women and men to family planning pioneer Dr. Marie Stopes, who co-founded Britain's first family planning clinic ("The Mothers' Clinic for Constructive Birth Control") in North London in 1921. (Public domain photo)

‘What a Young Wife Ought to Know’ explores the life of women before birth...

New Stages presents a staged reading of Hannah Moscovitch's acclaimed play at Peterborough's Market Hall on May 12.

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