I had the pleasure of attending “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” last night at the Manitoba Theatre Centre’s mainstage in Winnipeg. For more about this wonderful facility, see: http://www.mtc.mb.ca.
Fabulous Cultural Options in Winnipeg
As a subscriber to MTC for many years, I’ve seen many terrific plays (plus a few dogs.) This one rates as one of the best with respect to artistic talent. A one-woman production showcasing the amazing talent of Kelli Fox and written by Australian playwright, Robert Hewett, “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” shows how dangerous jumping to conclusions can be. (More on that subject in a future post.)
Winnipeg has a fabulous variety of cultural offerings to experience. I’ve enjoyed many a concert and event at the MTS Centre. http://www.mtscentre.ca.
I can’t believe Leonard Cohen is charging $250 for premium seats at his upcoming April 30th concert! As a self-proclaimed Cohenhead, I’d love to go, but $500 for a pair of tickets? That’s beyond my budget. Trying to win tickets from CBC radio, but so far … no luck.
Another terrific cultural event we took in last fall is the Manito Ahbee festival. This multi-day event is held at the MTS Centre and will take place this year from November 4-9. For tickets and more info, see http://www.manitoahbee.com
An excerpt from the Manitoba Book of Everything giving my account of last year’s International Pow Wow Competition can be found at:
The biggest cultural news on the Winnipeg front is the planned construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Groundbreaking has taken place at The Forks, and it is anticipated that the museum will open in 2012. For updates, see:
They have only raised 97% of the necessary funds for this most worthy project, so if you have a few bucks you’d like to donate, visit the website and do the right thing.
See you tomorrow,