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Spotlight on Winnipeg's Theatres

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Program Description

Step into the captivating world of Winnipeg's rich theatrical heritage with our exclusive online presentation, "Spotlight on Winnipeg's Theatrical Tapestry." Over the course of two weeks, we invite you to join us on a fascinating journey through the annals of time, exploring the evolution, stories, and enchanting performances that have graced the stages of Winnipeg's theatres. Week 1: The Birth of the Stage Uncover the Roots: From the early makeshift stages to the first purpose-built theatres, delve into the beginnings of theatrical culture in Winnipeg. Learn about the pioneers who laid the foundation for a vibrant performing arts scene. The Players: Meet the trailblazing actors, directors, and producers who shaped Winnipeg's theatrical identity. Discover their stories, triumphs, and the legacies that continue to influence the city's artistic landscape. Week 2: The Golden Era to the Present Golden Age of Theatre: Immerse yourself in the golden era of Winnipeg's theatres, reliving the magic of unforgettable performances, celebrated playwrights, and cultural milestones that defined an era. Challenges and Resilience: Explore how theatres navigated through challenges, adapted to changing times, and emerged resilient. From economic shifts to technological advancements, witness the theatres' ability to endure and innovate. SCHEDULE: 2 Tuesdays February 20 and 27, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM This presentation will take place online. You will receive a link to the class by email 24 hours before the presentation begins. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Greg Agnew has been doing research about our city since the 1990's while trying to save the Metropolitan Theatre from the wrecking ball. He joined Heritage Winnipeg at that time and became a Board member 5 years ago. He has been speaking about Manitoba's history for over 20 years and has given over 50 presentations a year to local history lovers in organisations throughout Winnipeg. Greg loves to do research and to educate others on our fascinating past.


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