2018/2019 Season Productions
Join us for our TWENTY-FOURTH SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing. Click here to Download the Season Ticket Brochure (0.5 mb file).
Show times are Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm. Weekend matinees are at 2:00pm.
All performances are at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
September 28th to October 6th, 2018
By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Chelsea Friesen and Marie-Claire Gould
This is Eric and Billie’s chance. They have this one opportunity to prove they have what it takes to become full-fledged members of the police force. The hotel rooms are booked, the recording equipment is set up and functional. The informant has been prepped and the suspect is on his way. It’s all quite simple and straightforward. So naturally, it all goes catastrophically, ridiculously wrong. This side-splittingly funny season opener will have you giggling and rooting for our two wannabe cops from the moment we meet them. They are surrounded by a colorful cast of characters including Karen, who can’t seem to keep her clothes on, Frank, a cowardly security officer, and sweet, kind Mayor Meekly, who just can’t seem to get his meeting started no matter what he does, or what door he tries. This show is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as we witness bumble after bumble, and bagpipes…did we already mention the bagpipes? Join us for this hilarious first show of our 2018-2019 season!
Shakespeare in Love
February 1st to 9th, 2019
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Iam Coulter*
This charming evocation of another time and place takes us back to Elizabethan England, to witness the early career of one William Shakespeare. Our beloved bard is in a slump when we meet him, experiencing a stubborn case of writer’s block while producers demand pages. He forces himself to the work, holding auditions for a play not yet written – and then he meets Viola de Lesseps, disguised as male actor Thomas Kent, and their world is turned upside down. Where there were no words, now the words flow with ease on the wings of love. Romeo and Juliet is written before us, as our star-crossed lovers face the cruel realities of the world. Can Shakespeare survives the drama of being hunted by an angry fiance? Can he ever hope to please his impatient producers? Can Will and Viola bring true love to the stage before she is forced into marriage with another man? Adapted from the Oscar winning movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will delight and inspire as only the poetry and art of Shakespeare can.
*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance*Opera*Theatre Policy.
Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce that the G&S Junior Theatre School program is back for an 8th season.
In October 2018, we will be continuing to offer both a Junior class for students 9 to 12 years old, and a Senior class for students 13 to 17 years old. The program gives youth an opportunity to expand their acting skills and challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The Senior class will also include more advanced acting skills and choreography.
Both classes will run Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 beginning mid October. Classes will include professional instruction in Acting and Voice and the program will culminate in two youth performances on the set of our mainstage production in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.
Cost: Juniors – $375, Seniors – $425
Early Bird rate by July 31 save $50
Additional Family members also save $50.
Please call (403) 246-2999 to register. Only 20 spots available per class.