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The Grub-Stake Revisited at Northern Scene in Ottawa!

This event took place on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:00pm
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa ON

COMEDY, ROMANCE & ADVENTURE IN THE KLONDIKE! Nell Shipman’s 1923 silent film re-imagined with Shakespearean text and a new music score. Music by the Longest Night Ensemble. Directed by Daniel Janke. Adapted from Shakespeare by Eric Epstein, Celia McBride and Daniel Janke Voices: Dave Haddock, Aaron Janke, Celia McBride, Sarah Moore, Roy Ness Music: Daniel Janke, Peggy Lee, Andrea McColeman, Jordy Walker, Jesse Zubot Pre-dating Chaplin’s classic film The Gold Rush by two years, The Grub-Stake is a riveting silent film, created in 1923 by Canadian pioneer filmmaker Nell Shipman. It tells the tale of a spirited gal who journeys to the Klondike during the 1898 Gold rush to find love and prosperity, only to discover that greed and villainy rule the day in Dawson City. The Yukon Film Society’s “revisited” version, a huge hit at the Vancouver International Film Festival, features six actors and five musicians who perform with the film for 75 hilarious minutes. Using a script compiled entirely from the works of Shakespeare and a new musical score to accompany the on-screen melodrama, this is a film experience like no other — a brilliant collision of culture and art from across three centuries. Northern Scene is the largest gathering of artists from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut ever presented outside the region. From April 25 to May 4, 2013, Canada’s National Arts Centre will present Northern Scene, the sixth in a series of national Scene festivals celebrating and showcasing our country’s finest established and emerging artists.

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