Boys Club movie trailer - starring Christopher Penn, Devon Sawa, Chris Penn, Stuart Stone, Dominic Zamprogna, Jarred Blanchard. Directed by John Fawcett. Genre: Action-Adventure
Showered with awards and critical acclaim, this darkly comic Canadian series follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes.
Paul Gross (Due South) stars as Geoffrey Tennant, the passionate but unstable artistic director of the New Burbage Theatre Festical. Haunted by the ghost of his predecessor (Stephen Ouimetter), he struggles to realize his creative vision while handling touchy actors, a jittery general manager (Mark McKinney), a pretentious guest director (Don McKellar), and his own tempestuous romance with the festival's leading lady (Martha Burns). The backstage bedlam mirrors the onstage angst as Geoffrey directs three of Shakespeare's masterpieces-- Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear-- one in each season. Guest stars include Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers), Colm Feore (Chicago), Sarah Polley (Go, The Sweet Hereafter), and renowned Stratford Festival actor WIlliam Hutt in one of his last performances.
Slings & Arrows: Season 3 clip - starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette.
Slings & Arrows: Season 1 clip - starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Mark Mckinney. Directed by Peter Wellington.
Slings & Arrows: Season 2 clip - starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Mark Mckinney. Directed by Peter Wellington.
A hit on the Sundance Channel, this quirky Canadian series has been hailed as the next Six Feet Under. Follow the outrageous fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe as it struggles with artistic egos, conspiratorial board members, and a meddlesome ghost. Paul Gross (Due South) and Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall) lead the cast. "Absolutely addictive"--The New York Times.
Showered with awards and critical acclaim, this darkly comic Canadian series follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troup, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and artistic miracles that happen behind the scenes. Paul Gross (Due South) stars as washed-up actor Geoffrey Tennant, who returns to the New Burbage Theatre--the site of his own acting triumph and career-ending meltdown--to assume the artistic directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. Believing that theatre is meant to provoke not anesthetize, Geoffrey takes on the suits who want to turn the festival into a theme park, a director who runs amuck with Hamlet, and his own demons, including Oliver--who returns to haunt him. Also starring Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers, The Notebook), Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall), and Don McKellar (Childstar).
In its second season, the smash hit Canadian comedy about a struggling Shakespearean theatre troupe explores the conflicts of middle age and rebranding: Am I who I want to be-or not to be? Now ensconced as artistic director of the New Burbage theatre festival, Geoffrey (Paul Gross) must stage the cursed play Macbeth to fulfill the vision of his deceased predecessor Oliver (Stephen Ouimette). The actor cast in the lead (Geraint Wyn Davies) engages in a titanic clash of egos with Geoffrey, while Oliver weighs in from the grave. The festival faces a financial crisis that forces CEO (Mark McKinney) to engage in some risky business, while leading lady Ellen (Martha Burns) endures a life-altering tax audit. Adding to the mayhem is the return of madcap guest director Darren Nichols (Don McKellar), who stages a post post-modern Romeo and Juliet after the original director breaks her neck. Could it be the curse of Macbeth?