A few notes about the 2018-2019 season.
September 7 – 30, 2018
Preview: Sepmber 6 ($14) Opening September 7
Talkback: September 13
Matinées: September 16, 23 & 30
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare
Galileo, the scientist, is in conflict with the church over his insistence that the earth revolves around the sun. His story is an archetypal story of heroism, of adherence to facts in the face of propaganda and prejudice. David Hare gives a sharp new adaptation of the Brecht masterpiece.
November 9 – Dec 2, 2018
Preview: November 8 ($14.00) Opening: November 9
Talkback: November 15
Matinées: November 25, 30 & Dec 2
THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN
Refugee women arrive in Greece, fleeing their homeland and the threat of unwanted marriage. Will they be welcomed, or sent back to Egypt? To whose laws are they subject? Can even the gods offer hope? Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC looks to find meaning in forced migration, and asks what our obligation is to those fleeing sexual violence and seeking some sense of security. This is not a play about individuals. It is about masses of people crossing borders in desperation, and not always being accepted when they arrive.
January 25 – February 17, 2019
Preview: Janary 24 ($14.00) Opening: January 25
Talkback: January 31
Matinées: February 3, 10, 17
GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA, GOOD MORNING JULIET
by Anne-Marie MacDonald
A young English literature professor from Queen’s University believes that Othello and Romeo and Juliet, were intended as comedies. She fantasizes a journey into her unconscious mind, and finds herself lost in the two Shakespearian tragedies. With the help of Desdemona and Juliet she seeks the lost wise fool, and the truth of herself. MacDonald received the GovernorGeneral’s Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for the play.
February 22 – March 16, 2019
Preview: February 21 ($14.00) Opening February 22
Talkback: February 28
Matinées: February 24, March 3, 10, 16
written & directed by Joan Bryans
Who is this, founding member of the citizen army, gun in hand fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rebellion? Who is this woman stirring the pot to feed the strikers of the great 1913 lockout? A poet, suffragette, who becomes the first female British member of parliamentm the first woman cabinet minister anywhere? onstance Markievicz – a woman eo be reckoned with. After the success of Rebel Women, we rae back wit anoth verbatim play about a foridable woman battling enormous odds to victory.
March 29 – April 21, 2019
Preview: Mach 28 ($14.00) Opening: March 29
Talkback: April 4
Matinées: April 7, 14, 28
by Lucy Kirkwood.
In Chimerica playwright Lucy Kirkwood highlights the sharp differences and similarities between two superpowers in this thriller about an American photojournalist who is seeking the lone protester at Tiananmen Square and a Chinese dissident who pays a heavy price for inciting unrest. This is a play about the new China and our relationship to it. The issues feel new, local, international, and urgent.