Upcoming Shows

Anne of Green Gables-The Musical TM

8 July 2019, 1:00 pm

The Charlottetown Festival’s crown jewel musical returns for its 55th consecutive summer, a testament to the global appeal of “a classic inspired by a classic”. This is the enduring story of an orphan girl who came from away and changed the Island forever.

This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley who arrives at the Bright River Railway Station full of hope for a new life. Her destination is the home of brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When she arrives at Green Gables, Anne is devastated when she discovers that the elderly couple is expecting a boy from the orphanage…and then ecstatic when they decide to keep her. With her fiery temper, love of melodrama and romance, and penchant for misadventure, she brings laughter, love, and more than a little consternation to the Cuthbert’s quiet lives. In return, Anne finds the happiness and the home she has longed for all her life.

https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/anne-of-green-gables/#_ga=2.153530552.1632915329.1544187781-1378247841.1533212094

Anne of Green Gables-The Musical TM

19 August 2019, 1:00 pm

The Charlottetown Festival’s crown jewel musical returns for its 55th consecutive summer, a testament to the global appeal of “a classic inspired by a classic”. This is the enduring story of an orphan girl who came from away and changed the Island forever.

This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley who arrives at the Bright River Railway Station full of hope for a new life. Her destination is the home of brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When she arrives at Green Gables, Anne is devastated when she discovers that the elderly couple is expecting a boy from the orphanage…and then ecstatic when they decide to keep her. With her fiery temper, love of melodrama and romance, and penchant for misadventure, she brings laughter, love, and more than a little consternation to the Cuthbert’s quiet lives. In return, Anne finds the happiness and the home she has longed for all her life.

https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/anne-of-green-gables/#_ga=2.153530552.1632915329.1544187781-1378247841.1533212094

The In-Between

9 February 2019, 4:00 pm

Presented by Geordie Theatre
at the Monument-National, Studio Hydro-Québec
1182 St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S5

 

Lily feels trapped. When a conflict between her best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim breaks out after other students share 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.

Illustrating the real-life challenges of immigration, income inequality, and fears of violence in our schools, The In-Between  is a realistic, relatable exploration of the complex social circumstances students must navigate in today’s world.

Written by award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef – writer of the international Geordie hit Jabber, seen by tens of thousands of young people across North America and Europe – Youssef 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.

 

 

World premiere
Recommended Ages: 13 and up

Written by Marcus Youssef
Directed by Mike Payette
Developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal
and with the support of the 2017 Banff Centre Playwrights Lab
Poster artwork by Salgood Sam

https://geordie.ca/The-In-Between/
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Take d Milk, Nah?

14 April 2018, 2:00 pm

Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/take-d-milk-nah

Jivesh is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. In Take d Milk, Nah? Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-do’s and Hin-don’ts at the intersections of these cultures. The show is a refreshingly candid and delightfully funny look at race, religion and nationalism(s): What divides us – and what we’re willing to accept in the desire to belong. Oh, and there’s a cow.

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The Drawer Boy

10 March 2018, 2:00 pm

Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/the-drawer-boy

Miles, an aspiring actor from Toronto, has relocated to rural Ontario. The actor’s theatre company is there to research country life with the hopes of developing a play. During an extended visit with two farmers Miles discovers the challenges of manual labor and inadvertently stumbles upon a secret that has been held for decades. Taking on Michael Healey’s iconic script is director Nina Lee Aquino. The Drawer Boy is a show about the stories we tell ourselves and how they shape the world around us.

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Acha Bacha

10 February 2018, 2:00 pm

Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/acha-bacha

For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time. Written by Bilal Baig, and directed by Brendan Healy, Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It is a show about the way we love, the way we are loved, and how sometimes love is not enough.

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The Tale of a Town – Canada

16 December 2017, 2:00 pm

Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/the-tale-of-a-town-canada

Follow the storymobile (a.k.a. recording studio on wheels) on its journey to every province and territory in Canada gathering the almost lost tales of our beloved main streets. Created by Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto, The Tale of a Town – Canada features some of the thousands of voices recorded on their three year trek across the country. This multimedia performance is presented alongside personal anecdotes from this epic family adventure peppered with humour, nostalgia and moments of madness. The Tale of a Town – Canada has been developed in collaboration with artists from across the country. This show features the Jumblies Ground Floor Choir, a live band, and surprise appearances from notables in the community.

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Cake

25 November 2017, 2:00 pm

Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/cake

Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to keep what he can by any means necessary. Cake is a story about the things we use, how we are used, and what happens when we are all used up. Cake is a part of the 54ology: St. Bernard’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa.

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Post National

23 November 2017, 7:30 pm

Theatre@York
Joseph G. Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University
85 York Boulevard
http://theatre.ampd.yorku.ca/events/#event|post-national|96429

Inspired by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comment that Canada is “the first post-national state,” Post National is a innovative exploration of Canadian identity in an increasingly populist world. A two part show, it is devised by the fourth year students under the guidance and mentorship of director Ross Manson, writer/dramaturg Deborah Pearson and choreographer Kate Alton — three artists from Volcano, Toronto’s world renown boundary pushing theatre company.

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Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

29 October 2017, 2:30 pm

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander St.
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/current-season/kiinalik-these-sharp-tools

A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.