Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

For ages 2-7 years

Presented from Kids Entertainment

A Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia production

By Margaret Wise Brown

May 5, 2018

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Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar night-time rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. This staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Family & Young Adult » Tetris

Tetris

For Ages 6+

Presented by Arch8 (Netherlands)

Choreographed by Erik Kaiel

March 17, 2018

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For kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls and those who can imagine further than they can see. Inspired by the game Tetris, this extremely physical dance quartet explores how we connect with one another, building a private language to communicate, and then invite others to enter into our world. Dancing on walls and in the halls, Tetris has been touring Europe to enthusiastic response. In January 2016, Tetris won the People’s Choice Victor Award at IPAY 2016 in Montreal.

Tetris was originally made in collaboration with ‘De Dansers’ in Utrecht. It has also been reset on Dansstationen in Malmo, who tour it in Scandinavia. Arch8 tours the work globally.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Deep End » Home Is a Beautiful Word

Home Is a Beautiful Word

Persephone Theatre presents in association with Sum Theatre and the Broadway Theatre

A revival of the Belfry Theatre production

Collected and edited by Joel Bernbaum

Directed by Michael Shamata

April 12 to 21, 2018

The Broadway Theatre

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Local playwright/journalist Joel Bernbaum travelled to Victoria, B.C. and interviewed over 500 people to create a portrait of homelessness. We hear from the housed, the homeless, and those who are “one paycheque away” from the street.  Enlightening, funny, and moving, this documentary play provides a kaleidoscopic view of an
issue present in every Canadian city. Tickets: $28

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen, adapted by Janet Munsil

Directed by Johnna Wright

May 2 to 16, 2018

Rawlco Radio Hall

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When Lizzie Bennet meets the wealthy and aloof Mr. Darcy, love at first sight quickly turns into a battle of wills. Relive the wit and charm of Jane Austen’s most beloved romantic comedy in this lavish and elegant stage adaptation directed by Johnna Wright (A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest).

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Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Onegin

Onegin

Book, Music & Lyrics by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone

Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky

Directed by Amiel Gladstone

NATIONAL TOUR presented from the Arts Club Theatre

March 21 to April 4, 2018

Rawlco Radio Hall

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When Evgeni Onegin visits the Larin family home, his romantic charms stir passions long forgotten by its residents. A hip and romantic new musical that will move and shake you with its sweeping score and leave you with the powerful question – “Look around, look around, look around, do you see someone worth dying for?”

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Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show

Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show

World Premiere Co-presented with Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (GTNT) and La Troupe du Jour

Written by Jean Marc Dalpé, David Granger, Laura Lussier, Alexis Martin, Andrea Ménard, Yvette Nolan, Gilles Poulin-Denis, Paula-Jean Prudat, Mansel Robinson and Kenneth T. Williams

Directed by Mani Soleymanlou

Partners: National Arts Centre French Theatre (Ottawa), Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental (Montreal), Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (Montreal), Théâtre Cercle Molière (Winnipeg) and La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon)

February 27 to March 4, 2018

Rawlco Radio Hall

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BONUS SHOW:

In 1885, following the hanging of his friend Louis Riel, bison hunter Gabriel Dumont fled to the United States. There he was recruited by the legendary Buffalo Bill, founder of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, a gigantic outdoor travelling show that re-enacted life in the American West. It made a huge impression on Dumont.  Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show is a creative work of fiction based on Gabriel Dumont’s desire to have a Wild West show tour France to tell the story of the Métis people and the settlement of the West.

A multilingual French, English, Michif and Cree production, with translations

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Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Butcher

Butcher

By Nicolas Billon

Directed by Del Surjik

Featuring award-winning actor Chip Chuipka

January 31 to February 14, 2018

Rawlco Radio Hall

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An edge-of-your-seat thriller that twists and turns as it explores the murky waters between revenge and justice. An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs on his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover past crimes that won’t stay buried.

Warning: contains mature themes and scenes of extreme violence.


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Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » 2017-2018 Season

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