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20/21 Main Stage
Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2020
Co produced with Magnus Theatre
By Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks
“The Power of Cheek”
Linda, Trudy and Gail have been friends since high school. They’re willing to do almost anything to support each other – including break into the cabin that Linda once shared with her now ex-husband to grab an item that she thinks is rightfully hers. Since the divorce, Rob has earned millions with his wearable tech invention – smart underwear that can control your home. The cabin invasion soon becomes complicated as wine, women and high tech lingerie collide.
Smarty Pants is a new modern comedy about enduring relationships, a burglary gone wrong – and “the power of cheek”.
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2020
Co-Produced with Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) in association with NAC Indigenous Theatre
By Kenneth T. Williams
Twin white bison calves are born from a genetically manipulated herd owned by a First Nation on Treaty 4 Territory. Is this a prophecy coming true? The event creates hope – and controversy – about the calves’ spiritual, commercial and scientific significance. This World Premiere by Cree playwright Kenneth T. Williams (Gordon Winter, Thunderstick, Bannock Republic) is profoundly smart and entertaining. In a world where science can create almost anything, who decides what’s real?
The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec 2 - 16, 2020
Co-Produced with Vertigo Theatre (Calgary)
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
“a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost)
What happens if you mix the best of Sherlock Holmes with the humour of Monty Python – and a dash of Carol Burnett? You get The Play That Goes Wrong, a smash hit murder mystery that is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania.
Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).
This hilarious comedy is fun for the whole family and will (literally) bring down the house!
The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Jan 20 - Feb 7, 2021
A Catalyst Theatre presentation
Direction, Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Christenson
From the creators of Nevermore and Vigilante – a musical tour-de-force.
France. 1940. Breaking with decorum and defying expectations, “The Invisible” are a group of seven exceptional female operatives who risk their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda and espionage during WWII. This genre-busting show combines true history with the world of film-noir and graphic novels – and sets it all to electrifying music. A visually stunning and powerful production that is not to be missed!
Mar 10 - 24, 2021
Adapted by Johnna Wright and Del Surjik
“Tell me, my daughters,
Which of you shall we say doth love us most?”
King Lear is widely considered one of the great masterpieces, not just of Shakespeare’s work, but of world theatre. It’s the mythic tale of an aging king and father who is undone by his own arrogance and blindness. Lear plans to give his daughters each a queenly inheritance – but first they must compete to prove their love for him. This famous ‘love test’ sets in motion a devastating sequence of events that can only ruin both the king and his kingdom.
In a new streamlined adaptation, LEAR explores passion and reason, cruelty and tenderness, wisdom and madness in the epic story of a man who loses everything, only to find his humanity.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Apr 7 - 21, 2021
The Persephone Theatre and Western Canada Theatre production
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Rob Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
“Be Our Guest!”
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide.
This romantic and beloved story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
A spectacular “tale as old as time,” this is family theatre at its best and features all the songs and characters you have grown to love, including Lumiere, Mrs. Pots, Chip, the lovely Belle and of course, the princely Beast. Ensure your family’s seats for the theatrical event of the season – order your subscriptions early!
20/21 Deep End
Isitwendam (An Understanding)
Oct 14 - 25, 2020
A Bound to Create Theatre Production (Toronto, ON) in association with Native Earth Performing Arts
By Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Created by Jack Grinhaus
Isitwendam is the story of a young man in search of a truth, whose journey leads to a discovery about the father he loathed and lost, and an awakening of himself and his generation. A fusion of western and Indigenous storytelling that includes Ancient Indigenous Sign Language, drumming, dance, and song, this powerful, heart-wrenching, yet humorous theatrical production explores the steps we all need to take to find Isitwendam.
1 Hour Photo
Mar 3 - 14, 2021
A Vancouver Asian Canadian Production
Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu (Empire of the Son), 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.
A Man Walks Into a Bar
Apr 14 - 25, 2021
By Rachel Blair
A woman, with the help of a man, nervously sets out to tell us all a joke: “A man walks into a bar and meets a waitress.” As the two begin to perform the joke, the lines between the performers and characters blur and a tense and funny standoff emerges. A sharp meta-theatrical two-hander that skewers the dialogue surrounding men, women, and feminism, forcing them under the spotlight of a complicated and sexually-charged bar culture. Fiercely clever and critical, it will leave you thinking long after the joke ends.
20/21 Youth Series
Dec 5, 2020
A Quest Theatre Production
By Dave Deveau
Celeste is a nine year-old girl with Asperger Syndrome having a hard time at school; she can’t seem to make any friends in her class, so she decides she must be from outer space. Celeste knows there is a whole world of people who are like her up in the stars, so she starts building a spaceship to bring her back to her home planet.
Celestial Being explores the world of a young girl with a big imagination and her struggle making social connections. As we see the world through her eyes, and the tremendous colour and joy that her inner world presents, we realize that seeing things differently can be a wonderful gift.
Frosty the Snowperson
Dec 19 - 20, 2020
Wide Open Children’s Theatre
Frosty the Snowperson
By James O’Shea
Families with young children (ages 4-12, grades K-5)
Frosty is a bookish kid, even for a snowperson, but when Chilly delivers a mysterious letter the adventure is on! Join Frosty as he battles the legendary Snow Snakes, handles an infestation of Kangaroo Mice and helps a scientist do some cutting-edge research. Along the way we travel the snowdrifts, cross dangerous ice flows and join in with an audience participation filled adventure.
Songs, laughter and heaps of fun await you at Wide Open’s holiday show–Frosty the Snow Person.
Puppets by Crispi Lord
The In Between
Jan 29, 2021
A Geordie Theatre Production
By Marcus Youssef
Lily is a happy kid but when her best friend Brit and the guy she likes, Karim, conflict over racist, anti-Muslim memes, a misunderstanding leads to a school lockdown. Lily finds herself right in the middle, forced to make hard choices about which friend’s truth she’s going to believe.
The In Between tackles hard questions with humour, sensitivity and a deft ear for how young people negotiate the adult-size problems they encounter as they enter their later teens.