Historical

Canada Split: A Flush of Tories & Rexy!

Canada Split: A Flush of Tories & Rexy!

Read together, A Flush of Tories and Rexy! form comic bookends, the first viewing our current dilemmas in the context of Conservative leadership in the last century; the second, in the context of more recent Liberal leadership. >>

L’Affaire Tartuffe, The Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière

L’Affaire Tartuffe, The Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière

A riveting drama of cross-cultural love affairs, seditious plans to join the Yankees and the stranglehold of Church and State, L'Affaire Tartuffe is inspired by historical fact: this was the first performance by anglophones in Québec, put on by British garrison officers stationed in Montreal. >>

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. >>

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 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. >>

Venus of Dublin

Venus of Dublin

While on tour in Dublin, the once-great, untamable stage performer Edmund Kean hires a local renegade to paint his portrait. As Kean relives his encounters with the Huron of Quebec, the spirits of the wilderness inhabit him and unleash a mystical and surprising portrait of desire. >>

Z: A Meditation on Oppression, Desire and Freedom

Z: A Meditation on Oppression, Desire and Freedom

When the concentration camps were opened at the end of World War II, Anne Szumigalski worked with the survivors as a translator for the British Red Cross. In Z, she translates that profound and disturbing experience into an amazing theatrical event—a blend of drama, poetry and dance. >>

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