Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell connected people around the world by inventing the telephone. But it was of little use to his wife, Mabel, who was profoundly deaf. Written from Mabel’s point of view, the story begins in Nova Scotia as Mabel reflects back on her life with Bell. Together they inspired and challenged each other to become strong, original forces for good. A beautiful (and true) love story about how we communicate.

Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

How will Vivien Bliss get her new (Harlequin Romance) novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of, and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor in pantyhose, an orphan with a cake and Helga, the evil Russian physicist? Glorious mayhem and laughter ensues….
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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance is the perfect show for the entire family. Non-stop laughter, outrageous characters, and memorable melodies will certainly bring a smile to anyone’s face.

First Date

Blind dates often don’t go very well, this is more than true when it comes to Aaron and Casey, two singletons set up by Casey’s sister and brother-in-law. With a cast of wacky characters that only Casey, Aaron and the audience can see, disaster ensues from the moment the lights go off and the band starts to play. Could the two of them ever work out? Between religious disagreements to commitment issues, it seems as though this couple will never make it, but love works in mysterious ways. Come see First Date to find out if Aaron and Casey have a chance at a second date!

Cinderella

Cinderella is delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

What A Young Wife Ought to Know

Set in 1920s Canada, What A Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who is repressed by a lack of sexual education and craves liberation. Inspired by letters written to a famous British birth-control advocate, the play beautifully uses the past to reflect the present.

Suburban Standoff

Ty, who is down on his luck, attempts a home invasion with the help of his ex-stripper girlfriend, Candy in hopes of some quick cash. However, they may have picked the wrong home. The home owners, Hank and Nancy, seem to know more about guns and violence than they do. Who’s really in control of this crazy evening? Are Ty and Candy really bad people? Only time will tell.

Next to Normal

This musical centers on what appears to be a typical American family: Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

Purple Shorts 2018

Blind Date

Experience all the exhilaration and excite­ment of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night – plucked right out of the audience! This fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero.

A Pint and a Play

The Most Humourous & Tragic Tale of William Shakespeare’s Shakespeare

From a bombastic youth, to the Bard of Avon, experience William Shakespeare’s life as filtered through the lens of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare! All events are true, but not all accurate. William Shakespeare has just closed the first production of Richard III, but through unfortunate circumstances, meets the love of his life, Anne Hathaway, a woman of a most outrageous temper. William is determined to woo her, with help from his father, John Shakespeare and his friends Christopher Marlowe and Richard Burbage using his newest and most problematic play, The Taming of the Shrew, it certainly won’t be easy. But not is all as it seems… As bizarre circumstances follow William into his old age, the bard must seek redemption in the eyes of his children, Susanna, Judith and in the spirit of his departed son, Hamnet. From boisterous comedy, to most tragic tale, it’s Shakespeare as Shakespeare intended.

Lovelash

Lovelash — Two words, compounded, defined as the emotional distress following the end of a romantic relationship…

Lovelash follows the romantic misadventures of a group of friends in the early 1990s in a small-town local dive bar, The Mack Shack. Dan is a compassionate, but awkward man who just lost his wife and is trying to get back in the game. Trey is a lady’s man who’s boasting to the world that he’s single, despite the fact that he’s in a loving long-distance relationship. Nat is in love with her oblivious best friend but cannot muster the courage to admit it to him. Finally, Carter is infatuated with his ex-girlfriend, who wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Through catchy tunes and cheesy ’90s references, this group of friends embark on a soul-sucking quest to cure their own symptoms of what can only be described as… Lovelash!

Black Water

In 1969, the dead body of a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, was discovered inside an overturned car in a channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The car belonged to the driver, Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, who did not report the late-night incident to police until the following morning. Black Water is a slightly-veiled fictional account of this tragedy. Scored for soprano and piano, this operatic monodrama requires the performers to assume multiple roles and states of mind. This intimate, moving work is presented almost completely from the point of view of the drowning woman: in reality, in flashback, in dreams and in hallucinations.

If/Then

Within the Glass

Arlequin poli par l’Amour

A charming fairy tale by Marivaux, Arlequin poli par l’amour reverses the Libertine inspiration of “how women become smart”. Here, Arlequin comes of age when he falls in love with Silvia, an adorable, comical shepherdess who is candidly sincere. A fickle fairy is about to marry the sorcerer Merlin when she encounters Arlequin asleep in the forest. Immediately conquered by the sight of this “handsome imbecile”, she abducts him in the hope of becoming his love, and thereby the source of his “polishing” or acquisition of smartness. Who will Arlequin marry? How can true love survive the powerful magic of the beautiful and enchanting fairy who lies so convincingly? Who can defeat her?

Un conte de fée charmant de Marivaux, Arlequin poli par l’amour est d’inspiration Libertine et inverse le topos de « comment l’esprit vient aux femmes ». Ici Arlequin fait l’acquisition de tout son esprit quand il tombe amoureux de Silvia, une petite bergère adorable de sincérité brute. Une fée capricieuse est à la veille d’épouser Merlin le sorcier, quand elle trouve Arlequin endormi dans la forêt. Immédiatement conquise par « le bel imbécile », elle l’enlève, et cherche à le séduire en espérant de la sorte l’épouser, après qu’il ait acquis tout l’esprit qui puisse faire de lui un époux aussi « poli » qu’elle le désire. Qui sera l’épouse d’Arlequin ? Comment la vérité peut-elle survivre à l’assaut de l’enchanteresse magicienne ? Comment vaincre la belle fée abusive ?

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

“There’s a madman living upstairs,” a young boy writes to his uncle. “He’s uncouth, has a terrible temper, and howls! – his name is Beethoven.” With his uncle’s help, Christoph comes to understand the genius of one of music’s most eccentric and brilliant composers.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

An extraordinary story about the strength of the human spirit, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the story of three generations of women bound together by mar­riage, family, and a secret past in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Don Giovanni

A Creetin Christmas

Jitters

This sophisticated comedy, opens on the night of a preview of a new play, The Care and Treatment of Roses. Within minutes, the audience is plunged into the world of the theatre, a world of instant loves and hates, easily bruised egos, contradictory interpretations of role and script which is complicated by crises involving faulty props, lost lines and bad reviews, and all magnified by the opening night “jitters”.

Leader of the Pack

The Sound of Music

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to London. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, and the title song.

My Darling Judith

David wants to marry Anna but there’s a hitch – David’s eccentric wife, Judith. He hatches a plan for her to be seduced by a co-worker so that he can sue for a quick divorce but the scheme falls hilariously apart.

The Boy With An R In His Hand

It’s 1826 and brothers Joel and Alex have just arrived in York, Upper Canada to live with their nasty Uncle John. Alex soon encounters the press rebel William Lyon Mackenzie and becomes an apprentice at his fantastical print shop.
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Welcome to Bon Echo

Flora Denison MacDonald, a revolutionary member of Canadian suffrage, has secluded herself in Bon Echo where she devotes her time to nature and the ideals of Walt Whitman. Life in Bon Echo is turned on its head when a mysterious young woman arrives and starts to unravel a complicated truth.
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Closer

All of us, every day, for better or worse, are living the consequences of the choices we have made, the decisions that have brought us to this moment in time. Closer examines the knife-edge moments in life where a single decision can greatly impact not only our own future but the lives of those around us. These breathless, gut instinct, fire in the belly moments are embodied beautifully with rapid-fire dialogue, can’t-look-away discomfort and a searing picture of the things we are capable of under the guise of lust & love.