Things to See and Do
I’m getting free tickets in exchange for telling you about the stage adaptation of Edward Scissorhands, in town next week at the Hummingbird Centre. The show, based on the Tim Burton movie, is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake, Mary Poppins). It looks pretty cool. I read that they needed three dancers to play the lead because of the weight of the scissor gloves, and the supporting dancers had to wear protective gear during dress rehearsal! Groovy.
There are three shows--Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6 at 8 PM. If you’re interested, you can get $15 off tickets by logging on to Tickmaster.ca with the promotional code EDBLOG.
Get your mother’s day presents now! The One of a Kind show starts tomorrow and runs until April 1.
Despite the fact it won the Oscar, we watched The Departed last night. I was pleasantly surprised--it was really good. Mark Wahlburg steals the show as a foul-mouthed sergeant.
Coincidentally, tonight the neighbours and I went to see the film that won best foreign flick at the Oscars this year, The Lives of Others. It was excellent. The film begins in East Berlin, five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A member of the Stasi, East Germany’s powerful secret police, spies on a famous writer and his actress girlfriend, gradually becoming more and more involved in their lives and disillusioned with his career. It was interesting from a political perspective, as well as a human drama. I highly recommend this film.
What are you guys seeing and doing lately?