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presents three plays in repertory


July - August

Tickets: $15 - $25 Reservations/Tickets: The Ensemble Theatre Company

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, award-winning author of In Bruges and The Pillowman, directed by Matthew Bissett (director of last year's critically acclaimed The Farnsworth Invention). This dark comedy is set in a small island community off the coast of Ireland in 1934. Young "Cripple Billy" Claven is desperate to escape the poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, and when a Hollywood film crew arrives on a neighbouring island to film the documentary "Man of Aran", he may have his chance.

by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Bissett

Opening: Friday, July 11 at 8pm
Previews: July 7 & 9

Matinées at 2pm:
Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, August 3

Pay-what-you-can: Wednesday, July 23 (at door only)

Talkback: Tuesday, July 29

Sunday, July 13 Thursday July 17
Sunday July 20 Wednesday July 23
Saturday July 26 Tuesday July 29
Friday August 1 Monday August 4
Thursday August 7 Sunday August 10
Wednesday August 13 (Final Show)

Special Performance: Sunday, August 3
Matinée preceded by a staged reading (at noon) of
James Joyce's short story Araby

Narrated by a child protagonist, Araby is a short story by James Joyce, first published in 1914's The Dubliners. It forms a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. Every day begins with glimpses of Mangan's sister, the young woman who lives next door. He places himself in the front room of his house so he can see her leave her house. She is always in the boy's thoughts. He thinks about her when he accompanies his aunt to do food shopping on Saturday evening in the busy marketplace and when he sits in the back room of his house alone. The boy's infatuation is so intense that he fears he will never gather the courage to speak with the girl and express his feelings. Unless... The boy can succeed in a quest - a quest to buy Mangan's sister a worthy gift from the Araby bazaar.

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, directed by Tariq Leslie. Fighting an apathetic government and a conflicted community, author and gay activist Ned Weeks struggles to spread awareness of an unknown and terrifying disease killing hundreds of gay men, in this largely autobiographical account of the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York in the early 1980's.

by Larry Kramer
Directed by Tariq Leslie

Opening: July 18 at 8pm
Previews: July 14 & 16

Matinée at 2pm:
Sunday, July 20

Pay-what-you-can: Wednesday, July 30

Talkback: August 5

Monday, July 21 Thursday, July 24
Sunday, July 27 Wednesday, July 30
Saturday, August 2 Tuesday, August 5
Friday, August 8 Monday, August 11
Thursday, August 14 Saturday, August 16
(Final show)

Special Performance: Sunday, August 3
Matinée preceded by a staged reading (at noon) of
Oscar Wilde's De Profundis
De Profundis
Oscar Wilde's extraordinarily moving and poignantly touching epistle
De Profundis, perfomed by Artistic Director, Tariq Leslie. Oscar Wilde's imprisonment was a great tragedy, indeed one that will always live on in romantic history, and De Profundis is Wilde as spectator to his own tragedy. Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Lord Alfred Douglas and Wilde, and the latter had suffered from his physical labour and emotional isolation; a new warden thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. Wilde's work was closely supervised and he was not allowed to send the letter, but took it with him upon release, whereupon he entrusted the manuscript to an ex-lover, the journalist Robert Ross. Ross published the letter in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, giving it the title "De Profundis".

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by ETC Artistic Director Tariq Leslie. This classic Jacobean tragedy features jealousy, madness, murder and a lot of blood. Against the wishes of her two brothers, the widowed young Duchess secretly marries her steward, Antonio. When the brothers' spy, Bosola, discovers her secret, they enact a terrible and macabre revenge.

by John Webster
Directed by Tariq Leslie

Opening: July 12 at 8pm
Previews: July 8 & 10

Matinées at 2pm:
Sunday, July 27
Saturday, August 2
Sunday, August 10

Pay-what-you-can: Wednesday, August 6

Talkbak: July 22


Tuesday, July 15 Saturday, July 19
Tuesday, July 22 Friday, July 25
Monday, July 28 Thursday, July 31
Sunday, August 3 Wednesday, August 6
Saturday, August 9 Tuesday, August 12
Friday, August 15 (Final show)

Special Performance: Sunday, July 27
Matinée is preceded by a staged reading (at noon) of
Pleasure & Repentance


by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Matthew Bissett

September 5 - 28
Thu - Sun at 8pm
(except September 14 & 28, matinées only)

$10 Preview: September 4
Talkback: September 11
Matinées: September 14 & 28 at 2pm
(no evening performance)

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or call 604-224-8007 ext. 2

Credit cards accepted. Cash preferred.
Longtime bachelor Sir Peter Teazle has married the woman he adores. Unfortunately, she may adore his fortune more! While the husband and wife navigate the tangles of married life, gossip and intrigue are the order of the day. A biting satire characterised by its attacks on hypocrisy, sexually promiscuous themes, and witty dialogue.

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