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Monster begins with a whispered voice in the darkness of a theatre. There’s the young boy who tells the story of neighbour lad who hacked up his father in the basement. There are alcoholic Al and whiny Janine, the lovers who quarrel, make up, and decide to marry after seeing a movie about a lad who…well, same thing. There’s the ex-drunk who dreamed up the movie, but got no credit because he was said to have stolen the idea from a famous unfinished film, a claim that so angered him that he went back on the sauce. And there’s the movie maker who made that incomplete epic…
One performer embodies 10 characters as they tell their intertwining tale of movies, dismemberment, and an old song played over and over again…
Don’t miss this engaging, thought provoking and terrifying piece of theatre.
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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2018 marks Theatre Soup‘s 20th anniversary! To celebrate these years of producing exceptional theatre and building community, with over thirty productions as part of our history, the company will host Soup’s On! Celebrating 20 Years of Theatre Soup, an evening of live performances of three original short plays written by local playwrights. This special anniversary event will be directed by Justin Quesnelle and will reunite the company’s founders Anne Marie Caicco, Lil Malinich, and Sookie Mei, who will star in the original plays. The performances will be followed by an Unscripted panel discussion highlighting Theatre Soup’s history, as well as the contributions of artists and audience members through including them in the dialogue. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served after the performance and during the Unscripted discussion.
A visual display of Soup’s On! Celebrating 20 Years of Theatre Soup will include a compilation of 20 years of Theatre Soup press and production materials. This includes posters, playbills, newspaper articles, photos, and web materials. The artistic display of these materials at TAP will provide a visual trip down memory lane!
It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Hello, Dolly! bursts with humour, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and professional meddler, are sure to entertain audiences as she sets out to wed the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder. Accompanied by the affectionate escapades of Horace’s clerks Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker with the lovely widow Irene Molloy and her assistant Minnie, Hello, Dolly! is a fun-filled classic musical that features a memorable score including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Hello, Dolly!, Elegance, and It Only Takes a Moment.
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.
The Big ‘What Now?’ continues Sandra’s journey of discovery. She now looks at life on the other side of 50 with her brilliant and candid insights. After completing life’s compulsory rites of passage, just what exactly is next?
Join Sandra and share in the laughter that comes from truth and recognition.
“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins Penelope, the famously faithful wife of the Greek hero Odysseus, speaking from the afterlife in Hades. This all female company retells Homer’s Odyssey through Penelope’s eyes: her husband’s return, along with vengeance and a shocking and violent injustice. The Penelopiad flips the classical myth on its head, giving voice to the chorus of ten handmaidens. With acerbic wit and inspired originality, this contemporary take on an ancient tale is Atwood at her finest.