Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
302 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.
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.
In Enter Stage Right's original production "A Good Man is Hard to Find", Taite Cullen (centre) is Carter Abbotsford, president of the Alpha Omega Psi sorority at Everleigh College, which is in competition with the Phi Beta Sigma for pledges. Things get more interesting when two homeless frat boys (Isaac Martin and Russell Wideman, not pictured) find a loophole that allows them to pledge to a sorority. Aslo pictured are Eden Ferris (left) as the exasperated Alpha Omega vice president Erica Sloane and Victoria Bell as the annoying fact-quoting Tiffany. The show runs from May 1st to 4th in the auditorium at PCVS in Peterborough. (Photo: Enter Stage Right)

Peterborough high school students go to college in ‘A Good Man is Hard to...

Enter Stage Right's original production about sorority sisters (and brothers) runs May 1 to 4 in the auditorium at PCVS in Peterborough.
Comedian Deborah Kimmett explores aging and ageism and explains how to survive ghosting and mansplaining in her latest show "Downward Facing Broad". She performs in the Nexicom Studio at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on June 6, 2019. Musician Kim Pollard will open and provide musical accompaniment throughout the show. (Publicity photo)

Comedian Deborah Kimmett takes on aging in her hilarious new show

Second City veteran brings 'Downward Facing Broad' to the Nexicom Studio at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on June 6.
Dave Cave performing in his 2018 show "Lindsay Lohan’s Speak: A Classic Album Comes to Life" at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough. Dave is back at The Theatre On King with his brand new show "Almost Falling Off a couch for 45 Minutes: A Performance Art Comedy by Dave Cave", which runs for one night only on April 26, 2019. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Comedian Dave Cave turns being a couch potato into a comic event on April...

'Almost Falling Off a Couch for 45 Minutes: A Performance Art Comedy by Dave Cave' runs for one night only at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough.
In "Escape from I. Bot", supercomputer Isaac (Bradley Boyle, centre) develops the first hyperspace drive under the direction of scientists Dr. Susan Calvin (Kaitlyn VanKoppen) and Dr. Robert Levan (Addison Wylie) and then does something completely unexpected. Written and directed by "Escape from I. Bot" by Eryn Lidster based on the 1945 science-fiction short story "Escape!" by Isaac Asimov, the comedy runs from April 18 to 20, 2019 at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Pulp sci-fi comes to The Theatre On King stage with ‘Escape from I. Bot’

Original comedy based on Isaac Asimov's 1945 short story runs from April 18 to 20 in downtown Peterborough.
Chris Jardin as Earnest and Robyn Smith as Ernestine, newlyweds who move into their first home and soon discover each other's annoying foibles. Directed by Ryan Kerr, "The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine" runs at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from April 11 to 13, 2019. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

If you’ve ever lived with someone, you will relate to ‘The Anger in Ernest...

Dark comedy about a newly married couple's relationship runs at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from April 11 to 13.
Actress and singer-songwriter Kate Suhr presents her first cabaret show, "Kate Suhr – Guts, Guile and a Few Showtunes", at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough on April 14, 2019. She will be joined by Anthony Bastianon on piano, Saskia Tomkins on strings, and several Peterborough performers. (Photo: Jennifer Moher)

Kate Suhr hosts her first cabaret at the Market Hall in Peterborough on April...

Evening of story and song also features Anthony Bastianon, Saskia Tomkins, Megan Murphy, Paul Crough, Melissa Payne, Kate Brioux, Randy Read, and Travis Eugene.
What would happen if a texting, tweeting, and googling girl of the modern digital era found herself in the Wonderland of old? That's the premise of "Alice @ Wonderland: The Musical", a family-friendly production from the young company of St. James Players running from April 12 to 14, 2019 in Peterborough. Pictured is one of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations commissioned by Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) for 1890's "The Nursery Alice", a shortened version of the original "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" published in 1865. (Photo: Public domain)

Texting down the rabbit hole: a modern twist on the classic Alice in Wonderland...

St. James Players' family production of 'Alice @ Wonderland' runs April 12 to 14 in Peterborough.
Television and film actress Kelly Van der Burg, who has a role in the upcoming "It: Chapter Two" horror film, will perform as teenaged drug addict Brooke in New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of Daniel MacIvor's play 'How It Works'. The play, which will be performed on April 7, 2019 at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough, also stars Tony Munch and Gemini award-winning actress Catherine Fitch as well as local favourite Megan Murphy. (Photo: David Leyes)

Moving and witty family drama ‘How It Works’ produces tears and laughter

New Stages' staged reading of Daniel MacIvor's acclaimed play comes to Peterborough's Market Hall on April 7.
The young actors in the Lindsay Little Theatre stage production of "The Breakfast Club" mimic the original theatrical poster for the 1985 film, with Brooklyn Currins as outcast Allison Reynolds, Tyrnan O'Driscoll (back) as rebel John Bender, Ce'nedra Goswell (centre) as nerd Brian Johnson, Colin Dussome as jock Andrew Clark, and Sophie Ballam (front) as the pampered Claire Standish. (Photo: Lindsay Little Theatre)

Teens play teens in Lindsay Little Theatre’s production of ‘The Breakfast Club’

Stage adaptation of John Hughes' classic 1985 film runs from March 29 to 30 in Lindsay.

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