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2017 Theatre Festival Mainstage Events

One Man Pride & Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman’s story must be in want of a wife to help him adapt it. Charles Ross, the One Man Star Wars, and visual artist Lisa Hebden tackle the greatest romantic comedy ever, with all the intrigue, dancing, proposals, and lace (did we…

Horowitz & Mrs. Washington

It’s the 70s and Mrs. Washington, a black caregiver, is hired to nurse Sam Horowitz, a bigoted Jewish widower who has been mugged and is a stroke patient. She is a determined tyrant who puts up with his racist attitudes while bullying the insulting Horowitz through rehab and into a stormy but mutually beneficial relationship.…

Mata Hari

Movement, mystique, and sexuality collide in this innovative and compelling work of physical theatre that examines the life of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod, otherwise known as the iconic Mata Hari. Mata Hari—a Dutch burlesque dancer during World War I—was accused of being a spy and executed by firing squad. Her sealed trial documents are scheduled…

The Jupiter Rebellion: A Zach Zultana Adventure

Jeff Leard’s award-winning original sci-fi solo comedy has everything you’d expect from a big budget silver screen spectacular: Action…romance…socialist undertones…cool special effects…a stool. Zach Zultana works on a lonely mining colony orbiting Jupiter. He spends his days refining ore transported in from the asteroid belt and sleeps in a 12'x12' room, but all of that…

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humour. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens…

Marrow

Casting circles are used to conjure dangerous and unpredictable forces. In Marrow, two estranged sisters—a bulimia survivor and a grad student researching witchcraft trials—cast a circle. As they delve into their conflicted past, they expose each other’s fault-lines. Marrow is an imaginative and emotionally charged drama inspired by playwright Veronique West’s personal survival from anorexia…

One Good Marriage

Steph and Stewart are celebrating their first anniversary. She’s an English teacher; he’s a high-school librarian. At the heart of the occasion, though, is a terrible sorrow. You see, Steph and Stewart arrived home from their blissful honeymoon to find that something terrible had happened. Darkly hilarious and deeply moving, this drama moves from pathos…

Gutenberg! The Musical!

In this whirlwind musical comedy and two-man spoof, Chris Adams and Erik Gow play over 30 characters. A pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project—a splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the…