Baobab

Presented by Théâtre Motus (Longueuil QC) and the SÔ Company (Mali)

Written and directed by Hélène Ducharme

April 8: 2:00pm 2017

Rawlco Radio Hall

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In this story inspired by West African legends, an ancient baobab tree stands tall amidst a persistent drought. One day the tree brings forth an egg and from the egg is born a little boy. The villagers discover that he is the only one who can free the source of water. A beautiful show in which African percussions turn into animals while masks and puppets become genies and witches!

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Family & Young Adult » The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh

The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh

By Chris Craddock

March 3, 2017: 7:00pm

March 4, 2017: 10:00am & 2:00pm

The BackStage Stage

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Jamie and Max are best friends – she’s a trouble magnet who thinks her ADHD is some kind of amazing super speed and he’s the smartest kid in his grade. When Jamie tries to help Max against a bully, she just ends up creating more trouble. Jamie needs to slow down and listen, but how do you turn off a super power?

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Family & Young Adult » Neighbourhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Neighbourhood 3: Requisition of Doom

by Jennifer Haley

November 17-19 & 24-25, 2016

The BackStage Stage

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In a quiet cul-de-sac where the Neighbourhood Association regulates everything from lawn height to garden gnomes, no one can control the growing addiction to a new online game. Using a GPS map, the game allows teenagers to battle zombies in their own neighbourhood. But as the line between the game and reality blurs, everyone must ask themselves: which team are you on?

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Family & Young Adult » Soulpepper’s Alligator Pie

Soulpepper’s Alligator Pie

Created by Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest and Mike Ross

Poems by Dennis Lee

Ages 3+

October 15, 2016

Rawlco Radio Hall

10:00am & 2:00pm

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Music brings Dennis Lee’s award-winning collection of children’s poetry to life in this vibrant, inventive  theatrical production.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Shear Madness

Shear Madness

by Paul Portner

April 26 - May 10, 2017

Rawlco Radio Hall

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Madness erupts at your not-so-typical hair salon when the famous pianist upstairs is mysteriously murdered and any number of colorful characters is suspect. Now it’s up to you, the audience, to outwit the suspects and catch the killer in this wildly popular comedy that has entertained millions worldwide.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Vigilante

Vigilante

A Catalyst Theatre Production

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Christenson

March 1-15, 2017

Rawlco Radio Hall

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In 1880, Johannah Donnelly and her six dangerous yet devoted sons were a fierce Irish immigrant clan unafraid to take what was theirs – and they paid for it with their lives.

Now “The Black Donnellys” have returned from the dead to remind us of a shocking chapter in Canadian history. A riveting new rock musical about family, forgiveness and frontier justice from the creators of Frankenstein and Nevermore

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

by Grahame Greene, Adapted for the stage by Clive Francis

A co-production with Vertigo Theatre, Calgary

February 1-15, 2017

Rawlco Radio Hall

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In pre-revolution Cuba, a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman in need of money agrees to feed information to the British Secret Service. With nothing to report he lets his imagination run wild, inventing agents, secret plans and daring missions, soon sending both London and Havana spinning out of control. This spectacular tour de force shares the same theatrical DNA as our hugely popular production of The 39 Steps.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Michael Shamata

November 23 - December 7, 2016

Rawlco Radio Hall

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Inspiring and heart-warming, this Dickens classic is sure to delight the whole family! Spend some time with Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and celebrate the wonder of the Season.

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Blind Date

Blind Date

starring Christy Bruce

a Spontaneous Theatre creation

by Rebecca Northan

October 19 - November 2, 2016

Rawlco Radio Hall

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What makes two people connect? What makes them fall in love? In the smash-hit Blind Date, Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man each night - plucked right out of the audience! Straight from sold-out runs in New York, London (UK) and Toronto, this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation and theatre is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi, and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero!

“Fearless, and very funny”New York Times
“Funny and spontaneous, but also genuinely adorable… Mimi’s definitely a keeper.” – The Globe and Mail

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » A Taste of the Arts

A Taste of the Arts

7:00pm October 14, 2016

Tibor Memorial Lobby and The BackStage Stage

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Please join us for our signature wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser. We will bring you more than 30 wines from around the world carefully selected by multiple wine agents and paired up with appetizers and desserts from the culinary imaginations of three of Persephone’s favourite caterers. 

An intimate social gathering perfect for a night out with friends. Your $100 ticket is all inclusive – no tokens, no tickets. Ticket availability is limited, so buy early to secure your spot!

Persephone Theatre » Stage & Events » Main Stage » Dear Johnny Deere - SOLD OUT

Dear Johnny Deere - SOLD OUT

Book by Ken Cameron

Based on the music and lyrics of Fred Eaglesmith

Additional music and arrangements by David Archibald

September 14-28, 2016

Rawlco Radio Hall

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SOLD OUT! Life on the farm isn’t easy and for Johnny and Caroline it’s been especially rough. Now they’ve got choices to make, hearts to mend, and a family farm hanging in the balance. Fred Eaglesmith’s most memorable songs are brought to life in this heartwarming new Canadian musical. 

“Dear Johnny Deere…will make you laugh, cry, smile and want to cheer, whether you’re a Fredhead, farmer or city dweller” – London Free Press


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