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When Present Meets Past: “Confessions”

When Present Meets Past: “Confessions”

There’s been a lot of online discussion surrounding the 1964 “Confessions of a Republican” ad, created by Doyle Dane Bernbach for the 1964 LBJ campaign. The theory is that this ad must be a fake, since the ad’s claim – … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Power: Talking Diversity

From Sean Devine: A couple of years ago Valerie Sing Turner sent me an email with a question of concern over my new play DAISY, which was still in its early development. I think she may have either read a … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself: DAISY

The cyclical nature of humankind’s foibles and achievements is a common thread to much of HHG Theatre’s work. Several of our plays – shows like Re:Union, Except in the Unlikely Event of War, and works-in-progress like Glacier and It Can’t Happen … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today…

On November 2, 1965, American Quaker Norman Morrison took his own life in an act of protest that continues to mystify the world today. This event bears special significance for us here at Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre, since Morrison’s … Continue reading

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A new direction for our artistic director!

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre artistic managing director Sean Devine  is running as the NDP candidate in the new federal riding of Nepean. Regardless of how this goes, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre will continue along in its mission. For more … Continue reading

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Westward bound and packing some history

As I sit in an airport in Ottawa waiting to board a flight to Seattle, inside my bag is arguably one of the most valuable and unique archival items I’ve ever had the good fortune to discover through research – … Continue reading

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