Here's our 16|17 Theatre Series at a glance.
29 SEP-9 OCT 2016 ARMSTRONG’S WAR
by Colleen Murphy
A touching account of friendship and fragility.
A spirited 12 year-old Pathfinder is eager to earn all her badges. When she volunteers to read stories to a young soldier injured in Afghanistan, he responds with his own shocking tale - one htat throws cherished beliefs about life and hope into question
3-9 NOV 2016 REARVIEW
by Gilles Poulin-Denis
copresented by Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario
Memories in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Lost on a northern Ontario highway, Guy fixes his eyes on the road ahead and keeps his foot on the gas as he tries to outrun his troubling past.
25 NOV 2016 CONVICTION
Verbatim Workshop Reading
by Emil Sher
Two northern Ontario families are destroyed by the erroneous testimony of Dr. Charles Smith.
(STC Cabaret Event)
This new work in development explores the world of the wrongfully convicted, weaving interviews, articles, and court transcripts into a theatrical whole. There is a poetry and power to unvarnished and unscripted words that cast a stark light on the searing consequences of a wrongful conviction.
1-18 DEC 2016 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
adapted for the stage by Caleb Marshall
based on the film by Frank Capra
It took loosing everything to learn how much he was worth.
George Bailey is the everyman of Bedford Falls whose loyalty and generosity keep him from ever leaving his hometwon. One fateful Christmas Eve, he finds himself alone and in trouble. Will he learn that his has been, after all, a wonderful life?
16 FEB-5 MAR 2017 MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
Loosely based on true events by Thunder Bay’s Dina Morrone
Blending in is never easy.
The Tappino family left the warmth of the southern Mediterranean coast in the early 60s to arrive in bush country, north of the icy cold shores of Lake Superior. When a loose moose wanders into town, the immigrant family soon realizes the moose is not the only one that is displaced and confused.
20 APR-7 MAY 2017 HOCKEY DREAMS
by David Adam Richards
copresented by YES Theatre
What it means to be Canadian.
A nostalgic tale of growing up on the ice revealing the honesty, innocence, loyalty, and humour of childhood in the Great White North.