Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
358 Articles
Sam Tweedle is a former regular contributor to He specialized in reviews of local theatre, as well as other stories about the performing arts community.
Star Slade, who first acted on the Lindsay Little Theatre stage when she was 15, now has a blossoming career on television and plans to focus on more film work. She is best known for her role as Luna Spence in CBC's hit TV series "Burden of Truth", which is currently in its third season. (Photo: Charles Venzon)

Lindsay actress Star Slade strives to be a good role model for indigenous youth

20-year-old who began her acting career at Lindsay Little Theatre continues to shine in CBC's hit investigative drama 'Burden of Truth'.
Keith Goranson as Harry, Tyrnan O'Driscoll as Rainman, and Jack Roe as Harry in the Peterborough Theatre Guild production of "Frozen Dreams", written and directed by Robert Ainsworth. The critically acclaimed play, often referred to as "the play about the homeless people and the turkey", runs at the Guild Hall in Peterborough from February 21 to March 7, 2020. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Robert Ainsworth’s acclaimed play about homelessness returns to the Peterborough Theatre Guild

Jack Roe and Gillian Wilson reprise their 2002 roles in 'Frozen Dreams', running from February 21 to March 7.
Linda Kash and Patrick McKenna perform an audience-selected improv scene as Deborah Kimmett, Meg Murphy, and Paul Constable look on during klusterfork entertainment's debut sold-out comedy show at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on November 22, 2019. klusterfork returns to the Market Hall on February 21, 2020 with "klusterfork It's Winter! Still." featuring Second City alumni Geri Hall from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", Lisa Merchant, Ed Sahely, and Linda Kash and local performers Pat Maitland, Meg Murphy, and Andrew Root with special musical guest Dan Fewings. (Photo: Marlon Hazelwood / Hazelwood Images)

Laugh away your winter doldrums with klusterfork on February 21 at Peterborough’s Market Hall

Big-name Second City alumni Geri Hall, Lisa Merchant, and Ed Sahely join Linda Kash and local performers at 'klusterfork It's Winter! Still.' raising funds for YES Shelter.
Erin Underhill as Kat, Tara Worrall as Nora, and Jessica Ernest as Carrie in a scene from Stacie Lents' "Laugh Out Loud (Cry Softly)", a play exploring the online dating experiences of twenty-somethings living in New York City. The Anne Shirley Theatre Company production runs for six performances from February 7 to 15, 2020 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Andy Carroll)

Swipe right for comedy with ‘Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)’ at The Theatre on...

Anne Shirley Theatre Company production of play about online dating runs until February 15 in downtown Peterborough.
Record collector Chris Flanagan became obsessed with a reggae song called "Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots" he discovered on a thrift shop record, attributed to an unknown musician named Shella Record. This led to a decade-long investigation that Flanagan documented in his debut film "Shella Record - A Reggae Mystery". The documentary is kawarthaNOW arts writer (and fellow record collector) Sam Tweedie's top pick at the 2020 ReFrame Film Festival, which took place January 23 to 26 in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Shella Productions Inc.)

Six outstanding documentaries from the 2020 ReFrame Film Festival

Sam Tweedle's top picks from the 16th annual film festival held in downtown Peterborough in January
Christopher Spear performs as Ludwig Von Beethoven in the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of "33 Variations", written by Moises Kaufma. Directed by Chris Lee, the play also stars Jane Werger as modern-day musicologist Dr. Katherine Brandt, who is obsessed with discovering why Beethoven was himself so obsessed with a mediocre waltz by Austrian music publisher Anton Diabelli that he composed 33 variations of the piece. The play runs from January 17 to February 1, 2020 at the Guild Hall in Peterborough. (Photo: Paul Macklin)

’33 Variations’ brings Beethoven’s music to the stage in a moving story about obsession...

Peterborough Theatre Guild production of Tony award-winning play runs from January 17 to February 1.
Dora Award winner and Stratford Festival company member Steve Ross performs in "Every Brilliant Thing", Duncan MacMillan's heart-wrenching, life-affirming, and hilarious play about depression originally performed by British comedian Jonny Donahoe. The New Stages production is directed by Linda Kash and runs for nine performances at the intimate The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough from January 16 to 25, 2020. (Photo: Trish Lindstrom)

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is a moving, funny, and incredibly relatable look at depression

Stratford actor Steve Ross performs in interactive one-man show running at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough January 16 to 25.
"Circus Boy" and "Town of Widows" are two local films screening at the 2020 ReFrame Film Festival in January. "Circus Boy" by LA Alfonso tells the story of a man who finds reconciliation with his mother when he and his husband adopt a boy that he's training for circus school. "Town of Widows" by Rob Viscardis and Natasha Luckhardt explores the fight by Peterborough GE workers and their widows for compensation for health-related conditions incurred on the job. (Photos: LA Alfonso and Rob Viscardis)

Local documentaries ‘Circus Boy’ and ‘Town of Widows’ screening at ReFrame Film Festival in...

Emotional films by LA Alfonso and Rob Viscardis and Natasha Luckhardt tell real stories of real people in Peterborough.
kawarthaNOW's theatre writer Sam Tweedle has selected Lakefield College School's "Chicago: High School Edition" as the best musical of 2019 in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Geoff and Rachel Bemrose directed a cast of 65, including Kate Bemrose (centre) as Velma Kelly, in the sold-out show which ran in November 2019 at the Bryan Jones Theatre. (Photo: Sarah Connelly)

The best in theatre in Peterborough and The Kawarthas in 2019

kawarthaNOW's theatre writer Sam Tweedle's top picks and shout-outs to the theatre community.
Planet 12 Productions is presenting a staged reading of the 1964 cult movie "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians", widely considered one of the worst films ever made, at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from December 19 to 22, 2019.

See Santa conquer the Martians at The Theatre on King in Peterborough

Planet 12 Productions presents a family-friendly staged reading of 1964 cult film from December 19 to 22.

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