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Follow the links below to learn more about our delightful 2018/2019 season!

Miss Teen
by Michele Riml

January 23 - February 10




 
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Miss Teen

by Michele Riml (World Premiere)

January 23rd to February 10th 2019

From the author of Sexy Laundry:

 When her awkward daughter inexplicitly wins the local Miss Teen Pageant, a struggling single mother seizes the opportunity to improve her family’s difficult circumstances. Determined to help her daughter succeed, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures, even as the glare from the spotlight threatens to expose her eccentric methods and tear the family apart.

Starring

 
 Patricia Cerra

Patricia Cerra


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Emma Houghton
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Kristi Hansen

Adopted by HLA INC


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Emma Houghton

Adopted by RBC Foundation

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Emily Howard

Adopted by RBC Foundation

 Miss Teen is a funny, tender play about class, success and the bonds of family.

Directed by John Hudson
Set - C.M. Zuby
Lights - Caro Vanrensburg
Costumes - Leona Brausen
Composer - Darren Hagen
Stage Manager - Steph Link

 
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Lungs

by Duncan MacMillian

March 13th to 31st 2019

 

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. LUNGS is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

 

“Duncan Macmillan’s distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current” – The Guardian (UK)

Starring - Chris Bullough and Beth Graham

Directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart
Production Design - Elise Jason

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang

May 1st to 19th

Winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding New Play 2013

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Joined on the scene by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra, and a dewy aspiring actress named Nina - whose youthful prettiness troubles Masha’s precariously propped-up vanity – they prepare to attend a neighbor’s costume party and the stage is set for a giddy farce on Chekhovian themes.

“deliriously funny…a heedless good time." —NY Times.

Starring:

Coralie Cairns, Jamie Cavanagh, John Sproule Davina Stewart, Michelle Todd and Rachel Bowron

Directed by John Hudson
Set & Lights - Daniel VanHeyst
Costumes - Leona Brausen
Stage Manager - Gaby Phaneuf

 
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Earlier this season

 

From the head writer of CBC's The Irrelevant Show:

The Comedy Company

by Neil Grahn (A world Premiere)

October 24th to November 11th 2018

 What’s So Funny about Mud, Death and Machine Gun Fire?

A fictional recounting of an absolutely true story!

An extraordinary true Canadian story of the members of the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Division. Company members were asked by their commander to put together a comedy/musical revue to entertain the troops to boost morale. During some of the most difficult fighting of the war they would conceive, write and perform comedy sketches and musical parodies to lift the spirits of the soldiers. With the help of surprisingly realistic comedy scenes and startlingly pretty cross-dressing performances they would become wildly popular.

 

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1

Starring:

Julien Arnold, Nathan Cuckow, Sheldon Elter, Jesse Gervais, Steven Greenfield, Andrew MacDonald-Smith and Nick Samoil

Directed by John Hudson
Set & Lights - Alison Yanota
Costumes - Leona Brausen
Sound - Dave Clarke
Projections - Matt Schuurman
Musical Director - Robert Walsh
Stage Manager - Rachel Dawn Woods

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