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Points of View with Jillian Keiley

Learn about NAC English Theatre productions through an encounter with NAC English Theatre and two special guests offering unique perspectives on the piece.

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  • Up To Low

    May 15, 2018 - Duration: 42:21

    Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father…

  • Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave

    April 24, 2018 - Duration: 35:01

    Centred around the cataclysmic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave illustrates how world events link us all together. From two brothers in Malaysia trying to save their house from sinking,…

  • 887

    January 23, 2018 - Duration: 37:04

    Celebrated theatre-maker Robert Lepage returns to the NAC with an autobiographical journey through his childhood in a Quebec just beginning to awaken to its own promise. Unable to memorize a poem he must recite, Lepage uses…

  • King of the Yees

    November 3, 2017 - Duration: 43:07

    It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until the real Larry wanders onstage. When the real Lauren – who, it seems, is also the playwright – leaps up from the audience, chaos…

  • Onegin

    November 2, 2017 - Duration: 41:21

    Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic…

  • Onegin

    September 20, 2017 - Duration: 40:12

    Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic…

  • Kill Me Now

    July 1, 2017 - Duration: 51:04

    Incendiary Canadian playwright Brad Fraser (Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love) makes his long-awaited return to the NAC with Kill Me Now, a gritty black comedy leavened with profound humanity. Widower Jake Sturdy…

  • Vigilante

    April 18, 2017 - Duration: 45:09

    The ghosts of the Donnellys return to tell their side of things. A raucous, wall-of-sound rock opera, Vigilante tells the explosive true tale of a ruthless Irish immigrant family and an entire town bent on revenge. Based on…

  • Infinity : Music, Math and Theoretical Physics

    March 16, 2017 - Duration: 52:47

    The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an…

  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

    February 16, 2017 - Duration: 53:59

    A sweeping drama of personal and political ambition follows soon-to-be Premier Joey Smallwood – the self-described “Last Father of Confederation” – as he propels the Dominion of Newfoundland into union with Canada in 1949. Both saint and sinner, the charismatic,…

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