2019-20 Season Productions
DIRECTED BY LANDON ELLIOTT; PRODUCED BY MARNÉE BELLAVANCE
OCTOBER 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 23, 24, 25, 26
Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.
“THE FIGHTING DAYS” BY WENDY LILL
DIRECTED BY MELODIE HULL; PRODUCED BY GORDON SHERIDAN
FEBRUARY 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16*, 19, 20, 21, 22
The Fighting Days is set in Winnipeg during 1910-1917. The play focuses on the life and work of Francis Marion Beynon, a Manitoba journalist and political activist. When the play opens, Francis is on her way to Winnipeg, leaving behind a sheltered and religious rural childhood. Soon after she arrives she meets Nellie McClung and becomes involved in the Votes-for-Women movement. She also begins work as the women's page editor for The Rural Review, airing her controversial political views on the editorial page. Suddenly, Canada is involved in World War I, and the conscription crisis divides the suffragists: should all women have the vote or just Dominion-born women who are sending their husbands and sons off to battle? Should women use their votes to push for conscription or to lobby for a swift end to the war?
“THE 39 STEPS” BY PATRICK BARLOW, JOHN BUCHAN
DIRECTED BY TREVOR LUNDY; PRODUCED BY MICHELLE MCCUE
APRIL 24, 25, 30, MAY 1, 2, 3*, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced who-dun-it for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takesher home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!
A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!