Nora McLellan will star in a production of the Willy Russell comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE. Shirley is a bored, lonely, working class Liverpool housewife. As she prepares dinner, she ponders her life and speaks aloud (though no one else is present) about her family, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece. Shirley secretly packs her bags, heads for the sun and begins to see the world and herself very differently. The production will run from 22 May to 10 June at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, Ontario (about 30 kilometers southeast of Sarnia). Tickets are now on sale. A video of McLellan in rehearsal for the play is available on Vimeo. McLellan tweeted on 15 May that “Shirley Valentine opens with a song by @mariadkennedy and Kieran Kennedy!” Continue reading →
Hannah Emily Anderson (Bo’s stepmother in “Like Father, Like Daughter“) will be Jenna in the SyFy/USA TV series THE PURGE, which, unlike the films, will focus, not on Purge Night, but on the other 364 days of the year in the Purge universe. (The premise is that the US Constitution has been amended to allow all crime, including murder, to be legal for one twelve-hour period annually.) Jenna is an anti-Purge devoted to charitable causes, and usually locks down on Purge Night. When she chooses to venture out for the first time, her encounter with violence will force her to deal with deep truths about herself and her marriage. The ten-episode series has begun filming in New Orleans. Continue reading →
Mia Kirshner (Clio) is Fiona in John E. Cohen’s comedy A SWINGERS WEEKEND. Fiona and her husband Geoffrey (Jonas Chernick) unexpectedly drop in on Dan (Randal Edwards) and Lisa (Erin Karpluk), intruding on their meticulously planned swingers weekend with Teejay (Michael Xavier) and Skai (Erin Agostino). A trailer is available on Vimeo. The film won the Best Ensemble award at the 2018 Canadian Film Fest in Toronto, and will next screen at the Phoenix Film Festival on 12 April. A SWINGERS WEEKEND will have a theatrical release later in April, and be available on VOD on 1 May.
The nine regular cast members of LOST GIRL (Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer, Paul Amos, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried, Rick Howland, Rachel Skarsten, Emmanuelle Vaugier, and K.C. Collins) will be guests at DRAGONCON 2018, which will run from 30 August to 3 September in Atlanta, GA.
There will be two LOST GIRL panels at CLEXACON (5-9 April at the Tropicana in Las Vegas). The LOST GIRL REUNION panel, with Silk, Skarsten, Palmer, Vaugier, Erica Luttrell, and Emily Andras – moderated by Dana Piccoli) will be on 6 April 2:20-3:20pm. A panel on DOCCUBUS & VALKUBUS (with Palmer, Silk, and Skarsten) will be on 8 April 2:00-3:00pm. Both panels will be in the in the Audre Lorde Room. Times are tentative. Continue reading →