Alumnae's 2012/2013 Season: The Plays
by Lisa Moore
September 21 - October 6, 2012
Based on her acclaimed novel of the same name, Lisa Moore’s play February is the story of Helen, a Newfoundlander whose husband, Cal, was killed in the Ocean Ranger Disaster in 1982. February is about moving forward, about never letting go and about doing the right thing. Its characters are vivid and wonderful and the story is as funny as it is sad.
The Drowning Girls
by Beth Graham,
& Daniela Vlaskalic
November 16 - December 1, 2012
The Drowning Girls is based on a true story about a murder case in England in the early 20th century. George Joseph Smith had three lovely brides. In each case, Smith had all of the woman’s property signed over to him, purchased life insurance on her and then drowned her in the bathtub.
The play is told from the perspective of the brides – Bessie, Alice and Margaret. Their narratives are woven together with very poetic language and rhythms, each telling their story from beyond the grave – their hopes and dreams of life and marriage, their choices and their regrets.
A Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde
January 25 - February 9, 2013
England, late 1890’s. A man, a woman and the child they had outside of marriage (oh, my!). Lord Illingworth has employed young Gerald as his new secretary. But when Gerald’s mother, Mrs. Arbuthnot, meets her son’s new boss they immediately recognize each other from their youthful days of indiscretion. Will Gerald learn his father’s true identity? What of Lord Illingworth? And how will Mrs. Arbuthnot live with the result?
THE NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL
25th Annual Festival of New Works
March 6 - 24, 2013
The festival hits a quarter century! Since 1989, Alumnae Theatre Company has hosted an annual festival of new works, providing playwrights, directors, actors and technicians the opportunity to engage directly with the audience in the development of their work. Be the first to see (and give feedback on) these exciting, never-before-produced short plays.
by James Reaney
April 12 - 27, 2013
First Produced at Alumnae Theatre in 1960
Esteemed Canadian poet James Reaney was encouraged by Alumnae Theatre director Pamela Terry to write a play, and the resulting prize-winning work, The Killdeer, launched his drama career. The Killdeer, which premiered at Alumnae in 1960 (directed by Terry), is a sharp social satire that mixes the macabre with comedy to tell the tale of an Ontario town’s tangled web of murder and mystery. The Killdeer is this season’s `Countdown To 100’ play.
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