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All tickets $25.

Changing Kate
(formerly titled Conversion and Discovery)
Sunday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Studio Theatre

Katherina Minola’s world bristles with ways to make people change — from animal training to the torture of women believed to be witches to poetry able to change the very meaning of what people do and say. But Kate has some strategies of her own — conversion tricks that are hers to play, to make herself her own person, and to shape her world.

Playing With Words in Love's Labour's Lost and Hamlet
Sunday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Studio Theatre

Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost  a great tragedy and an early comedy  both call on the actors' skill with a range of different kinds of comic writing. Russell Jackson explores this vital element of Shakespeare's world of entertainment.

Raymond Laflamme
Sunday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Studio Theatre

Raymond Laflamme, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information and protégé of Stephen Hawking, talks about imagination and curiosity in the field of theoretical physics.

The Franklin Discovery
(formerly titled Discovering Canadian Identity)
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.
Avon Theatre

Meet key protagonists from the recent discovery of Sir John Franklin's ship HMS Erebus and explore what this find means for our country, in scientific, social and cultural terms.

Margaret Atwood: Shakespeare in My Work
Saturday, August 8, 10 to 11 a.m.
Avon Theatre

From John Beckwith's The Trumpets of Summer to Stone Mattress, and everything in between.

The Science of Shakespeare
Sunday, August 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Studio Theatre

Journalist, writer and broadcaster Dan Falk discusses Shakespeare and the beginnings of modern science.

LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
Saturday, September 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Avon Theatre

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi delivers the thirteenth Symposium keynote alongside Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul. Co-presented by the Festival and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

CBC Radio's Ideas: The Discovery Series
Inspired by our playbill, CBC Radio's Ideas program brings together former Massey lecturers and other special guests to discuss contemporary social and political issues.
Saturday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Studio Theatre

HamletThe Taming of the ShrewLove's Labour's LostThe Adventures of PericlesThe Sound of MusicCarouselThe Diary of Anne FrankThe PhysicistsPossible WorldsShe Stoops to ConquerOedipus RexThe AlchemistThe Last Wife

Sustaining support for the Forum
is generously provided by
Kelly & Michael Meighen and
the T.R. Meighen Foundation

Support for the 2015 season
of the Forum is provided in
memory of Dr. W. Philip Hayman.


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