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“The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie

Friday, October 31st, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Description: Still running in London after a record-smashing 60+ years, the most popular play of all time hasn’t lost its power to thrill! The Queen of Myster is at the height of her “whodunit” skills in this scary delight about assorted guests trapped in a snowbound inn with a crazed killer on the loose. See the world-famous “Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie – themed trivia night. Attend in costume for an evening of fun!

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13 Strings Orchestra – “A Shropshire Lad”

Friday, November 14th, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Description: A. E. Housman’s poem, A Shropshire Lad, inspired a generation of composers, many of whom went to the war, sadly not to return. This Remembrance Day inspired program features settings by George Butterworth, Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, and John Ireland. With tenor Isaiah Bell.

Concert will be preceded by a talk in St. Andrews at 7.00PM. It will be given by Kevin Mallon, the Artistic Director who will be conducting the orchestra.

CUALL attendees should sit at the front of the church for the talk.

“Tim’s Vermeer” Movie and Lecture by Dr. Eric Weichel

Monday, November 17th, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

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Description: Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically — 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.

Director: Teller
Running time: 80 minutes
Music composed by: Conrad Pope
Producers: Farley Ziegler, Penn Jillette
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Dr. Eric Weichel is a recent PhD graduate from the Art History Department in Queen’s University, and currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University in Montreal. Over the past four years, he has taught several popular classes for the Learning in Retirement program at Carleton, and has also taught undergraduate courses in art history at Queen’s, the Queen’s-Blyth program in Italy, and at the University of Guelph. He has received research awards from Oxford, Yale and UCLA, presented at a wide range of international and national conferences, and published in a number of edited volumes and refereed journals. Eric has also curated an exhibition on eighteenth-century French prints for the Carleton University Art Gallery, and was a research assistant at the prestigious Rembrandt Specialist conference at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex.

glassmenagerie“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Description: This is the play that made Tennessee Williams famous, based partially  on his own life and family. The desperation of the Wingfield family is revealed as broken dreams of the Old South struggle with the gritty reality of the industrial heartland. Tim Oberholzer and Rachel Eugster star, directed by Eleanor Crowder. Discount Tickets as well as an after-show talk-back by the cast and director!

Sabrina-Fair-540x250“Sabrina Fair” Play and Lecture

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Description: This enchanting romantic comedy that inspired the two Sabrina movies tells the 20th century fairly tale of a chauffeur’s daughter who comes home transformed by five years in Paris to the Long Island mansion of her childhood, attracting the attention of both upper-class sons. “A delightful, sparkling hit.” – New York Mirror

Concert: “Marc-André Hamelin and Les Violons du Roy”

Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Talk: Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Woodside Hall) Saturday morning (March 7th) from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

chamberfestConcert Location: Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G8

Description: Supervirtuoso Marc-André Hamelin joins “the best early-music ensemble in North America” (Washington Post), Les Violons du Roy, for a breathtaking program of works by Rameau, Haydn and Mozart. The remarkable artistry of this Baroque and early-Classical chamber group, paired with the fiery brilliance of one of the world’s greatest pianists, make for a revelatory evening you’ll not soon forget.

This will be coupled with a 90 minute talk on the morning of the concert exclusively for CUALL members by Early Music specialist Ann Monoyios. She will present The Theorist, the Prodigy and Papa: 18th Century Musical Genius. Join Ann as she surveys three of Europe’s most prolific musical minds and explores the social, political and artistic environments of 18thcentury Vienna and Paris within which they lived and worked.

 Trying the Knot after Untangling the Plot: A Look at Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

FigaroSunday, March 22nd, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Carleton University, room 102, Azreili Theatre

Presenter: Jeep Jeffries

Description: Mozart’s charming and romantic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro, has one of the most complicated plots in opera. Comic intrigues, subterfuges, plots and counter-plots pile up so quickly that is hard to keep track of who is trying to outwit whom and toward what end. Join us as we unravel this tangled, but very funny story. Rest assured virtue triumphs and, in one of opera’s great happy endings, the lovers are all finally paired up to the appropriate person. In addition to sorting out the comedic twists and turns, we will discuss the history of the opera and listen to examples for some of the most enchanting music ever written. Finally, we will get a preview of the style and staging of Opera Lyra’s somewhat unconventional production.

Breaking the Code

May 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th, 2015

Breaking the CodeLocation: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1N 7M7

Description:

Richard Brisson will share the history of the Enigma Code Machine and offer a chance to sneak a peak at a real one.

During WWII scores of men were killed trying to get within arms reach of an Enigma Machine. On four occasions during the run of Breaking The Code (The Alan Turing Story) audiences will have the rare opportunity to examine a genuine Enigma Machine courtesy of collector and cryptography expert, Richard Brisson.

On May 12,13, 19, and 20, Brisson will be offering audiences a high-level show-and-tell focused on the jewel of his collection of cryptography artifacts, a four-rotor Naval Enigma. It was this machine in particular – considered the pinnacle of cryptographic sophistication in its day – that was of primary concern for Alan Turing and his compatriots at Bletchley Park.

“Before 1941 there was a three-rotor enigma used by most branches of the military, and a four-rotor that was used by the German Navy,” explained Brisson. “With Turing being instrumental in the breaking of the four-rotor code, the Allies were able to better locate the German navy’s Wolf Packs.”  Brisson’s interest in code breaking goes beyond the enthusiasm of a hobbyist. Brisson retired from the Communications Security Establishment for the Canadian Government where he worked as a code maker/breaker. He began collecting cryptography artifacts about 25 years ago.

“My interest in Enigma developed because it’s a fascinating machine with a fascinating history,” said Brisson. “From both perspectives of cryptography and cryptanalysis, the question of how you break it, how you build it – that fascination resulted in me trying to get my hands on one.”

Even 40 years after the Engima ceased to be the most closely guarded secret in the German Military complex, acquiring an Enigma Machine was still a difficult mission. Brisson bought his first Enigma Machine about 25 years ago. He posted want-ads in vintage radio club magazines in Europe looking for one of the elusive machines of which only a few hundred remain in personal collections.

Finally he received a letter from someone in Denmark who eventually sold him a three-rotor Enigma. Today Brisson’s collection contains not one but three enigmas in addition to hundreds of other cryptography artefacts. Most of his collection is tentatively scheduled to be on display at the Trenton National Air Force Base in the summer.

Art and the Cosmos 

July 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sandra Paikowsky and Dr. Peter Watson

Location: Cube Gallery

Description: Sandra Paikowsky (Art History, Concordia) and Peter Watson, (Physics, Carleton University). Dating back to Giotto (Adoration of the Magi), artists have had a fascination for astronomy. These two experts will examine a number of famous paintings which have a link to the universe. Sandra will provide the meaning and context to these works and Peter will discuss their relationship to astronomy.

Chamber Chat with Ann Monoyios | The Queen’s Delight with Les viox humanies

Chamber Chat with Ann Monoyios Wednesday July 29 at 10:00 AM Woodside Hall / Dominion-Chalmers United Church

  • Help yourself to a morning coffee and enjoy insightful perspectives on the past, present and future of chamber music. Today, early music specialist Ann Monoyios talks about composer Tobias Hume and his contemporaries.
  • The Queen’s Delight with Les voix humaines Wednesday July 29 at 12:00 PM Sanctuary / Dominion-Chalmers United Church
  • Montreal’s Les voix humaines offers a noontime performance of Tobias Humes’ Poeticall Musicke (1607), which the composer dedicated to Queen Anne in an attempt to secure royal favour. Captain Hume was not obliged, but his songs delight to this day.

Generous

September 18th-27th, 2015
The Great Canadian Theatre Company

You will love this blistering ride through four intertwining stories. Generous puts the spotlight on government scandal, corruption, judicial imprudence, and our innate ability to ruin our love lives.

Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back.  Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available. GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca.

Blithe Spirit Blithe-Spirit

By: Noel Coward
Genre: Comedy
Ottawa Little Theatre
September 22nd, 2015

The brilliant Sir Noel’s funniest and most farcical comedy! After a séance goes awry, the spirit of Charles Condomine’s first wife Elvira returns to haunt him with designs on reclaiming her husband – much to the chagrin of his new wife. If he wants his latest marriage to stand a ghost of a chance, Charles had better conjure up a solution quickly!

  • Discount tickets available for September 22nd followed by after-show talk.

Stradivari’s Apprentice: From Outlaw to Violin Maker

Glebe St. James United Church
Saturday, October 10th, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Follow the journey of Alessandro Gagliano, a 17th century outlaw who went on to become one of Italy’s foremost luthiers. Complete with sword-fights and a police chase, this concert will recount his real-life adventures, from his troubled youth to his extraordinary career as violin maker and founder of the Neapolitan school of luthiers.

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By: Monica Pearce and Elisha Denburg
The Great Canadian Theatre Company
October 18th, 2015

Toronto’s Essential Opera presents a double-bill of two new operas by young Canadian composers. Etiquette, by Monica Pearce, explores the politeness and perfection of Emily Post (“Miss Manners”), against the harsher facts of life as seen through the eyes of the acerbic New York writer, Dorothy Parker. Regina, by Elisha Denburg, traces the recent discovery of Regina Jonas, the first woman to be ordained a rabbi, who died in a concentration camp. A student, Anna, unearths Regina’s records in a quest for redemption.

The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God

Written and Directed by: Djanet Sears
National Arts Centre
October 28th, 2015

In Negro Creek, Ontario, Rainey Johnson is a powerful figure. Grieving for her daughter, she survives with cynical wit, superior intellect and superhuman strength. She wants answers, true meaning, purpose and maybe even spiritual salvation. Created by Governor General’s Literary Award-winning playwright Djanet Sears, Adventures is a potent and profoundly emotional story of living, dying and the power of forgiveness. Dynamic movement and music and a superb cast of 21 bring this extraordinary world to vibrant life onstage.

Did you know? The play takes its title from The Black Girl in Search of God, a fictional tale of South Africa by George Bernard Shaw. When the satirical allegory was published in 1932, the public was outraged by the suggestion of interracial marriage.

Jake’s Gift

The Great Canadian Theatre Company O
ctober 30th – November 15th, 2015

This multi-award winning Canadian play follows a veteran of World War II on his reluctant journey back to Juno Beach. This captivating play will give you a new appreciation for Remembrance Day and its importance to our lives.

Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back. Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available. GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca.

Flare Path

By: Terrence RattiganFlare-Path
Genre: Drama
Ottawa Little Theatre
November 3rd, 2015

At the Falcon Hotel on the Lincolnshire coast, brave men from a nearby RAF airbase are on furlough for a much-anticipated weekend with their wives. Unfortunately, Lt. Teddy Graham’s wife Patricia has not arrived unencumbered. Peter Kyle, a Hollywood film star and Patricia’s rekindled flame is also a guest.

“…A three-handkerchief weepie that somehow manages to be both profoundly moving and wonderfully funny.” – The Telegraph 

Scharoun Ensemble Master Classes

Huguette Labelle Hall / Tabaret Hall University of Ottawa
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Comprising eight members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scharoun Ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber music groups. Scharoun musicians will divide to coach multiple student chamber ensembles from the uOttawa School of Music.

Master Class Sessions 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Master classes in Tabaret Hall are free and open to the public.

The master classes are presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Learn more here.

Brian Doyle’s “Angel Square”

The Great Canadian Theatre Company
December 4th – 20th, 2015

The year is 1945 and Tommy is on a mission to solve a mystery in Lowertown. He does his best sleuthing in Angel Square, a fearsome battleground where French, Protestant and Jewish kids battle on a daily basis. In the course of his quest, Tommy learns about the forces that divide and unite communities.

Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back.  Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available. GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca.

A Christmas StoryA-Christmas-Story

Adapted by: Philip Grecian from stories and film by Jean Shepherd
Genre: Comedy
Ottawa Little Theatre December 8th, 2015

One boy. One holiday wish. And the grown-ups who conspire to make certain it doesn’t come true. The Christmas cult-classic based on the hit movie bursts onto the OLT stage in all its glowing-leg-lamp, wet-tongue-on-metal, pink-bunny-suit, “you’ll-shoot-your-eye-out” glory! Holiday hilarity for the entire family.

Play based upon A Christmas Story © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and In God we Trust, All Others pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

Anne & Gilbert

Music by: Bob Johnston and Nancy White
Book by: Jeff Hochhauser
National Arts Centre December 9th, 2015

A grown-up Anne of Green Gables is in love – and so are we. On idyllic Prince Edward Island, Anne Shirley is now an ambitious young woman about to begin her first teaching job. Romantic complications abound when childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe proposes marriage – but he’s not her only suitor. Can Anne find true happiness? East Coast Music Award-winning songs and classic, well-loved characters make this sophisticated made-in-Canada musical perfect for our national stage this holiday season!

Did you know? Anne & Gilbert is a sequel to Anne of Green Gables and features old friends Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, Marilla Cuthbert, and Diana Barry.

The Murder RoomThe-Murder-Room

By: Jack Sharkey
Genre: Mystery Farce Ottawa Little Theatre
January 19th, 2016

“If Monty Python asked Agatha Christie to commission Noel Coward to write a vehicle for Abbott and Costello, you’d have The Murder Room.” – Theatre Mirror

In this uproarious take-off of the lock-room murder genre, Mavis and her lover plan to rub out her wealthy husband, and seem to have succeeded all too easily, but have they?

Matchstick

The Great Canadian Theatre Company
January 22nd – 31st, 2015

Our heroine, Matchstick, is swept off her feet by a mysterious and charming American who promises a new start in the land of opportunity and freedom. But soon she finds herself trapped in a life she could never have predicted…a folk musical about the wife of a very notorious man.

Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back.  Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available.  GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca.

Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare
National Art Centre
January 27th, 2016

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Twelfth Night Act 3, Scene 4

Full of visual surprises, this production brings together the 2015/16 Ensemble with an inventive design from Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop. It’s an animated interpretation of Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before! One of the Bard’s most popular comedies explores passion and the pain of trying to keep it a secret, raising the curtain on a mad scramble of misdirected desire, cross-dressing and a provocative love triangle. This unique take on the timeless Twelfth Night features pop music alongside Shakespeare’s buoyant wordplay and some of his wittiest love scenes.

Did you know? Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop, founded 1999, is a group of artists inventing puppet shows for adults and children, sculptures, films, music, books, plays, and paintings.

DEAP Underground Science: Shedding Light on a Dark Universe Carleton University

Tuesday, February 23rd

Astrophysical observations tell us that visible matter constitutes only a small fraction of the mass of the universe. Physicists have theorized the existence of ‘dark matter’ to account for this missing mass. Experiments are underway worldwide which aim to observe these dark matter particles directly. A new Canadian experiment (DEAP-3600), which is located 2 km underground at the SNOLAB, employs a high sensitivity 3.6 tonnes liquid argon detector.

In this lecture, Dr. Mark Boulay, associate professor in Experimental Physics at Carleton University and lead researcher on the DEAP-3600 experiment will give an overview of the current dark matter search effort and provide a description and report on the status of DEAP-3600.

The New Communications Climate: 2016 Discovery Lecture

Thursday, February 25th

The Web and social media offer unprecedented connectivity but, without conscious effort, can insulate people from everyone but “friends” and from ideas that might challenge strongly-held beliefs.

In the 2016 Discovery Lecture, blogger and Pace University communications professor Andrew Revkin will describe extraordinary innovations showing how bottom-up and peer-to-peer communication can fill gaps as old information gatekeepers, from sage broadcasters to newspaper front pages (to university professors) lose influence. Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Science and School of Journalism.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By: Dale Wasserman based on book by Ken Kesey Genre: Drama Ottawa Little Theatre March 1st, 2016

Randle Patrick McMurphy is a larger-than-life, fun-loving, charismatic rogue who figures his short prison sentence will be cushier if he contrives to spend it in the loony bin. His attempts to disrupt the strict regimens, and introduce spontaneity and free-will to his fellow patients, put him in direct conflict with the indomitable Nurse Ratchet.

Warning: Mature language and content.

Can Canada Become an Innovation Nation – and Why Does it Matter? Bell Lecture with Kevin Lynch

Carleton University, Rooms 2220-2228, River Building Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Can Canada Become an Innovation Nation—and Why Does it Matter? In today’s hyper-connected global economy, innovation is increasingly the core driver of sustained productivity growth and competitiveness. But, Canada is an innovation laggard and, unless reversed, the implications for growth, living standards and the middle class are anything but favourable.

This year’s speaker is The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D, Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group. Dr. Lynch is a distinguished former public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, serving as Clerk of the Privy Council, the Secretary to the Cabinet and the Head of the Public Service of Canada as well as Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Industry and Canada’s Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund.

This event is part of FPA Research Month, an annual celebration of research and an opportunity for us to bring together Carleton scholars with academic researchers from across Canada to discuss the significant achievements of the past year.

Something Nu under the Sun with Dr. Peter Watson

Carleton University, Room 124, Leeds House Building

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Free event for all CUALL members. No registration required. The award of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics to Art McDonald, of Queen’s University, was the culmination of 85 years of research into neutrinos. What are they, why do they make the sun shine, how do we see them and why are they left-handed? I will answer three of the four questions!

Butcher

The Great Canadian Theatre Company

March 4th – 13th, 2016

An old man wearing a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at a police station. As a lawyer, a police officer and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a brutal past – an unsettling thriller that tackles questions of justice, punishment and vengeance.

Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back.  Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available.  GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca.

Spreading Viruses: Influenza A to Zika with Dr. Zachary Jacobson
Room 124, Leeds House Building
April 1st, 2016Patterns found in viral diseases are interesting and there are similarities in the death rates from some diseases over time. That said, the Zika virus poses very new puzzles and challenges. Zack Jacobson has worked on a broad variety of problems as a researcher and consulting mathematician for clients across the federal Government. His work for Governments has included infectious diseases and vaccines, artificial intelligence and neural computing. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Waterloo.
Calendar Girls
By: Tom FirthCalendar-Girls
Genre: Comedy
Ottawa Little Theatre
April 5th, 2016Based on the true story of how members of a Women’s Institute came up with a unique fundraising idea: a cheeky nude calendar featuring themselves in all their middle-aged glory. When the story goes “viral”, coping with the ensuing media frenzy proves even more challenging than shedding clothes. A glorious comedy-drama about female friendship.“Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental, and utterly captivating” -Spectator

The Mouse House
By: Robert AinswortMouse-House
Genre: Thriller
Ottawa Little Theatre
April 10th, 2016Best-selling author Carson decides to return to the solitude of his remote family cottage to complete his latest book. No phone, no distractions and total isolation from the outside world. When an intruder is overpowered and restrained by Carson, the ensuing battle of wit and will between two very different individuals has enough surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat.Warning: Mature language and content
Janet Wilson Meets the Queen
The Great Canadian Theatre Company
April 22nd – May 1st, 2016Janet Wilson is a typical housewife in 1969, preparing to deliver a speech to the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. What could possibly go wrong? How about a heckling geriatric, a surly daughter, a philandering husband and a draft-dodging nephew for starters.  Welcome to Janet Wilson’s life!Note: The Company offers a post-show talk-back after the second Friday performance of each play and for some shows more than one talk back.  Talk-backs include the actors and under some circumstances the director and playwright, when they are available.  GCTC sends out an e-blast so if CUALL members or a representative of CUALL sign-up for e-mail, they will be informed of any extra opportunities.

CUALL members can access the brochure and more information on the 2015-16 season of plays by visiting the website www.gctc.ca