Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas!

"Hark! Who knocks at our door so late?" Watercolour sketch by James Reaney, undated. (Possibly from 2001 and perhaps based on a childhood drawing or an illustration for a story. The old house, the tree, and the windmill are like the farmhouse near Stratford where James Reaney grew up.

“Hark! Who knocks at our door so late?” Watercolour sketch by James Reaney, undated. (Possibly from 2001 and perhaps based on a childhood drawing or an illustration for a story. The old house, the tree, and the windmill are like the farmhouse near Stratford where James Reaney grew up.)

All the best for the holidays and for 2015

December 25, 1996 in London, Ontario: James Reaney at the piano with his granddaughter, Edie Reaney Chunn (age 3 months), and his son-in-law, Ian Chunn. Photo by Wilma McCaig.

December 26, 1996 in London, Ontario: James Reaney at the piano with his granddaughter, Edie Reaney Chunn (age 3 months), and his son-in-law, Ian Chunn. Photo by Wilma McCaig.

 

December 25, 1996 in London, Ontario: James Reaney with granddaughter Edie and daughter Susan Reaney. Photo by Susan Wallace.

December 25, 1996 in London, Ontario: James Reaney with granddaughter Edie and daughter Susan Reaney. Photo by Susan Wallace.

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass at the National Arts Centre, December 9 to January 3

Director Jillian Keiley’s production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, adapted for the stage by James Reaney, opens December 9 to January 3 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Jillian Keiley is the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Artistic Director, and she led a successful production of  Alice Through the Looking Glass at the Stratford Festival earlier this summer.

Lois Anderson as the White Queen and Natasha Greenblatt as Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, December 9, 2014 to January 3, 2015. Photo by David Krovblit.

Lois Anderson as the White Queen and Natasha Greenblatt as Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, December 9, 2014 to January 3, 2015. Photo by David Krovblit.

 

Order tickets online here or call the National Arts Centre box office at 613-947-7000 x620 (1-866-850-ARTS x620). The National Arts Centre is located at 53 Elgin Street in Ottawa.

◊ Meet some of the cast of Alice Through the Looking Glass: Introducing the National Arts Centre’s 2014-15 Ensemble.

◊ Come and hear Jillian Keiley at “Points of View: Alice Through the Looking Glass on December 13 (12:45 pm) in Ottawa.

◊ Enjoy more Lewis Carroll at the National Arts Centre with the National Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland, April 9-12, 2015.

◊ For a closer look at the text, James Reaney’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking-Glass is available from the Porcupine’s Quill.

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Illustration by James Reaney, 1994 (page 15)

Illustration by James Reaney, 1994 (page 15)

 

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