Apr 12

Magnetic North Theatre Festival Calgary 2012

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Magnetic North Theatre Festival Calgary

Being Canada’s Cultural Capital for 2012, it’s a perfect fit for Calgary to be holding one more festival within it’s borders this year. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival (MNTF) started in 2003 and has a mandate to move around the country, just like the real magnetic north pole. With a home base in Ottawa, the festival goes to a different Canadian city every other year. This year, being Calgary’s time to shine, the festival has been hosted by the likes of St. John’s, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival aims to bring the best in English language theatre in to one place. Looking over their schedule, which runs from June 13-23, it looks like they have rounded up some very interesting plays. In addition to traditional threatre fare, MNTF will also feature a very non-traditional retelling of Hamlet. This performance features one actor playing the dozen-plus roles, and acting without a set or any props. For those who enjoy a more contemporary tongue, the witticisms of the award winning comedian and television personality Rick Mercer will be performing his one man show “A Nation Worth Ranting About”.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival Organizers announce "Oil and Water"Whether you’re a theatre newbie, or an old veteran of the stage, you should be able to find something worth checking out at MNTF. Plays that have wowed audiences at MNTF in the past, have gone on to tour the world. You could be among the first to see a theatrical performance that will one day be on the “must-see list” of the global theatre community.

Check out the Magnetic North Theatre Festival website for the entire schedule, and links to buy your tickets. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates regarding the festival, and everything that is going on in Downtown Calgary.

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