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Pamela and Ales at Prague Reception

CHARLOTTE CELEBRATED IN EUROPE

Theaturtle's singspiel 'Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music', with music by Aleš Březina, libretto by Alon Nashman, direction/scenography by Pamela Howard, and movement direction by Marie-Josée Chartier, "leads the way towards a renaissance of opera," according to one of Europe's top critics.

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Canadian actor/director Alon Nashmon with popcorn kernels falling around him.

Wajdi Mouawad's "Alphonse" a Sold-Out Success at South Africa's National Arts Festival

“This epic solo show enchants…while presenting the audience with the ultimate conundrum—why are we here? Featured artist and director Alon Nashman is superb, taking on all 27 characters with applaudable enthusiasm and charisma. For a fun-filled journey littered with imaginary scenes—and popcorn, don’t forget the popcorn—do not miss this production.“ Cue Magazine, South Africa

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Alphonse cast posing for a group photo in South Africa

WAJDI MOUAWAD'S ALPHONSE "HOT TICKET" IN SOUTH AFRICA

"Theaturtle brings Alphonse to South Africa after touring festivals and theatre stages internationally.... It is a tapestry of stories within stories, with characters ranging from a regal vacuum cleaner to a melancholy cave, featuring one man, 27 characters – and loads of popcorn!"

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A watercolour illustration of themes from "Charlotte"

CHARLOTTE SALOMON'S ARTWORK CELEBRATED IN LONDON

A new review in The Guardian articulates the many reasons why Theaturtle has realized her singspiel: "To be caught up in Salomon’s modern masterpiece is to meet her, love her – and mourn her."

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Pamela Howard smiling while sitting in a large chair

PAMELA HOWARD TELLS THE STORY BEHIND CHARLOTTE TO CZECH ARTS JOURNAL

"It was completely sold out and people were sitting on the stairs. I've never experienced such a standing ovation - and I'm eighty... I felt we were telling people the story we owed them.

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Alon Nashman with composer Osvaldo Golijov

Rockport performance of Kafka and Son attended by composer Osvaldo Golijov

"The music is my scene partner. We have taken the wonderful music of Golijov and woven it into the fabric of the play to the point that I am responding to it as if it is the father in the room."

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