We are excited to share details for 2019/2020, our 29th season!
This is a year for laughter and love; a time for magical journeys and difficult roads. This winter comes with two boldly theatrical plays; a beloved Canadian classic and a home-grown World Premiere.
This season explores re-invention and transformation; the joys and struggles of embracing life in the face of great uncertainty. Abraham Heschel, one of the most influential scholarly rabbis of the 20th Century said:
“As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines…life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe, but a will to wonder.”
This season embraces story telling that aides us in this search for wonder, awe and mystery. There is power here.
Good Night Desdemona
(Good Morning Juliet)
by Ann-Marie MacDonald – A saucy & wickedly smart Canadian classic!
Part of RMTC’s Shakespeare Fest
January 31st to February 15th, 2020
Colin Jackson Theatre (at PTE)
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down.
Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Her attempts to save first Desdemona, then Juliet, from their harrowing fates, result in a wild unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy, as mild-mannered Constance learns to love, sword-fight, dance Renaissance-style, and master a series of disguises.
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.
Michelle Boulet (Founding member of SIR, Timon of Athens, Henry V) directs a cast of five actors – playing 16 characters – Featuring RobYn Slade as Constance Ledbelly. With Tom Keenan, Ryan Miller, Laura Olafson and Joanne Roberts rounding out ensemble.
Ann-Marie MacDonald is one of Canada’s beloved literary figures – dramatist, novelist, host and creator. She is the author of Fall on Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies, Belle Morale, The Attic, The Pearls and the Three Fine Girls, and more!
By Rick Chafe – A Theatre Projects Manitoba Premiere!
April 23rd to May 3rd, 2020
Théâtre Cercle Molière
Directed by Ardith Boxall
Production Dramaturg and Artistic Collaborator – Andraea Sartison
A new play commissioned by Theatre Projects Manitoba, Five Moments is a thrilling hybrid of domestic fabulism, time travel, and story theatre.
Phoebe and Jack are married. They have had a child. They have been very happy. They have had their sorrows. Phoebe and Jack have a time machine. And they are re-evaluating spending the rest of their lives together.
Five Moments experiments with new forms in this playful, searing “what if” scenario of love and loss.
Rick Chafe – Five Moments is Rick’s third play for Theatre Projects after co-writing last season’s TPM/One Trunk Theatre presentation multi-media sci-fi graphic novel for stage, Red Earth, as well as The Last Man and Woman on Earth. Rick’s plays have been produced across the country, including Strike! co-written with Danny Schur (Rainbow Stage), Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts and The Secret Mask (PTE), Shakespeare’s Dog (RMTC/NAC), The Odyssey (SIR) and Beowulf (Two Planks and a Passion).
The popular cabaret nights are back!
Salons will continue to be a place for the community to share ideas, showcase artists, explore art forms through performance, sing, dance and play.
Watch for dates & times!