Drama

Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb

This exciting anthology features short works by twelve of Canada’s newest playwrights, recent graduates from university writing programs and professional theatre schools across the country. >>

Selkirk Avenue

Selkirk Avenue

Selkirk Avenue, long the street of dreams for new immigrants to Winnipeg, is seen through a close-up lens in this play, narrated by Harold, who has recorded the lives of the inhabitants from his photography studio through the changes of the years. >>

Spring Planting

Spring Planting

Spring Planting tells the story of two widowed neighbours, one an illiterate elder, the other a suddenly single mother. Their new circumstances are made yet more difficult by younger family members who push them beyond tolerable limits. >>

Summer of My Amazing Luck: The Play

Summer of My Amazing Luck: The Play

With all the humour, compassion, and intelligence of Miriam Toews' novel, this inventive stage adaptation takes audiences on a hilarious and heartbreaking journey as Lucy discovers that this may be the summmer when everything changes. >>

The Hats of Mr. Zenobe

The Hats of Mr. Zenobe

Based on the life of Vahan Poladian, a displaced Armenian who lost his family during the Turkish invasion, The Hats of Mr. Zenobe is a poignant indictment of war. In this one-man show, Astle recreates Poladian's twice-daily street performances. >>

The Last Journey of Captain Harte

The Last Journey of Captain Harte

A phone call from the nomadic Captain Harte, an old friend of her husband's, awakens a middle-aged widow's imagination. As the Captain makes his circuitous way home, she follows his journey and prepares for her own escape from her small prairie world. >>

The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner

When Bob, a blind piano tuner, is summoned out to a house on the prairie to tune a derelict piano, he discovers that the piano has been "prepared" with sounds, objects and stories from his own past which he must confront in order to bring the instrument back into tune. >>

The Queen of Queen Street

The Queen of Queen Street

Based on the life of Bertha Rand, Winnipeg's notorious Cat Lady, who battled her neighbours and city hall to save her cats, this play looks behind the headlines, giving a sensitive portrayal of the circumstances that led Bertha to retreat into squalid isolation with dozens of animals. >>

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