2017-2018 Theatre Erindale Season

UTM and Sheridan present...

MAIN STAGE

Metamorphoses

Blithe Spirit

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play

Three Sisters

STUDIO SERIES

The Classical Project: Henry IV

The Devised Project: TBD

BECK FESTIVAL

 

MAIN STAGE

 

Metamorphoses
directed by David Matheson
Nominated for the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, this show brings to life Ovid's famous sequence of poems, the source of many of Western literature's central mythological narratives. Gods, heroes, and monsters explore the emotional consequences of love and the pain of loss.

PLAYING: Nov 2018  1st 8PM OPENING | 2nd 8PM | 3rd 2PM, 8PM | 4th 2PM MATINEE | 9th 8PM | 10th 2PM, 8PM | 11th 2PM MATINEE

Blithe Spirit
directed by Melee Hutton
Marriage. Ghosts. Noel Coward. When a seance goes horribly wrong, novelist Charles Condomine must cope with the ghost of his ex-wife terrorizing his second wife and threatening his new marriage. This revenge-filled comedy, fuelled by scheming and driven by a remorseless wit, remains as brilliantly and cuttingly hilarious now as it was in the 1940s.

PLAYING: Jan 2019  24th 8PM OPENING | 25th 8PM | 26th 2PM, 8PM | 27th 2PM MATINEE | Feb 2019 1st 8PM | 2nd 2PM, 8PM | 3rd 2PM MATINEE

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play
directed by Samantha Wilson-Tyrrell
Mrs. Givings is left lost and alone when her scientist husband invents a device for what 19th-century psychiatry thought of as "hysteria," yet denies her the very thing she craves. Add to the mix a newborn baby and a steady stream of beautiful "hysterical" clients, and the Givings' marriage threatens to crack wide open in Sarah Ruhl's 2009 feminist take on Victorian America.

PLAYING: Feb 2019  14th 8PM OPENING | 15th 8PM | 16th 2PM, 8PM | 17th 2PM MATINEE | March 2019 1st 8PM | 2nd 2PM, 8PM | 3rd 2PM MATINEE

Three Sisters
directed by Jim Mezon
Chekhov's masterpiece follows the eponymous three sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina as they navigate passion and sacrifice in a culture on the brink of revolution. Stuck in an unremarkable garrison town far from the social life of the Moscow where they yearn to return, the three women must find within themselves what if means to be a family, the importance of legacy, and how to cope with a longing that cannot be grasped.

PLAYING: March 2019  14th 8PM OPENING | 15h 8PM | 16th 2PM, 8PM | 17th 2PM MATINEE | 22nd 8PM | 23rd 2PM, 8PM | 24th 2PM MATINEE

 

STUDIO SERIES

 

The Classical Project: Henry IV
directed by James Wallis
It's 1403 and recently crowned Henry IV (having ururped the throne from Rchard II) is already facing down rebellion, discontent, and an unruly son. In these two history plays, Shakespeare follows the two Henries, father and son, as the older comes to recognize who his heir truly is and the younger demonstrates what it takes to be a king: playfulness, guile, a knack for strategy, and a lot of ruthlessness.

PLAYING: Nov 2018  8th 7:30PM OPENING Part 1 | 9th 7:30PM Part 2 | 10th 3PM Part 1, 7:30PM Part 2 | 11th 12PM Part 1, 4:30PM Part 2 | 15th 7:30PM Part 1 | 16th 7:30PM Part 2 | 17th 3PM Part 1, 7:30PM Part 2 | 18th 12PM Part 1, 4:30 PM Part 2

The Devised Project
directed by Rachel Blair
Exploring a theme of their choosing, the third-year class creates, produces, and performs an exciting new one-act play. The culmination of a full-year study in devised theatre, this piece will showcase the rewards of collaborating as an intimate ensemble.

PLAYING: Feb 2019  7th TBA | 8th TBA | 9th TBA | 10th TBA

THE BECK THEATRE CREATION FESTIVAL


 
The Beck Theatre Creation Festival is a curated collection of one-acts, created and produced by students. Named in honour of Theatre Erindale's beloved patrons Janet and Roger Beck, the festival gives students and opportunity to spark new ideas, explore new roles and theatre creators, and push the boundaries of performance.

PLAYING: Dec 2018  13th TBA | 14th TBA | 15th TBA | 16th TBA