2014/2015 Season Productions
Join us for our TWENTIETH SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing. Click here to Download the Season Ticket Brochure (2.0 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
October 3rd to 11th, 2014
By Ray Cooney and Johnathan Chapman
Directed by Jay Newman
When Philip Markham, loving husband and children’s book publisher, agrees to allow his business partner to borrow his flat to romance his latest girlfriend – well, that’s when everything goes topsy turvy as only a classic bedroom farce can and Morpheus Theatre’s 20th season has officially begun. All Philip really wants to do is take his wife out for the evening and the conundrums ensue as a parade of lovers begins to arrive to what they believe is an empty apartment, perfectly suited for their planned revelries. Cancelled plans, couples not expecting anyone else to be home and the unexpected arrival of a popular children’s book author promise to delight, and don’t worry, once you have your ticket booked that seat is yours, no one else will ask to borrow it.
December 5th to 14th, 2014
By Craig Hewlett
Directed by Sean Anderson
Elementary, Watson!…Whitsun? What’s going on? It’s Panto! Morpheus welcomes back this popular Christmas season tradition with classic characters of pantomime and fiction as everyone’s favourite detective solves the mystery at hand – young Dick Whittington has disappeared! He was last seen wearing lipstick, fishnets and high-heeled boots? Holmes and Whitsun are on the case! Join us as we flip genders, boo the villain and rejoice in the antics of the saucy Dame, Maisie Luvaduck. A sloshingly good time will be had by all. Case closed. Oh yes, it is!
January 23rd to February 7th, 2015
by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Michelle Brandenburg
Andrew Rally, a television actor of some renown, is facing the role of a lifetime: William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet. He is also learning the ropes of an abstinent relationship with his girlfriend and all while he has a houseguest. The ghost of John Barrymore, who used to live in Andrew’s apartment, has moved back in, garbed as the broody prince of Denmark himself and he is not leaving until he has convinced Andrew to strut the stage and play the part. Seances and swordfights, love for his girlfriend and love for his fans; Andrew juggles it all while attempting to make this life changing decision. Something is wildly entertaining in the Pumphouse Theatre in January of 2015 and we hope you’ll join us!
April 17th to May 2nd, 2015
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Dale Hirlehey
Written just after The Mikado, this comic operetta from Gilbert and Sullivan brings more spectres and spooky, musical fun to wrap up our 20th season. As only they can, Gilbert and Sullivan parody melodrama while at the same time employing some of its classic elements – a poor and virtuous heroine, a villain who steals her away, heros and faithful friends. And we mustn’t forget the ghosts who live in the family portraits. Hidden identities, courtship gone awry and a good old fashioned family curse showcase such songs as “In sailing o’er life’s ocean wide”, “When I’m a bad Bart, I will tell taradiddles” and “When a man has been a naughty baronet”. So don’t risk being moody and sad, make sure you have your tickets to Morpheus Theatre’s 20th season Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
Morpheus G&S Junior Theatre School Program
Our Theatre School program will be returning for a fourth year culminating in a production of Ruddigore on the set of our mainstage production in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre next spring. All interested youth (whether children or grandchildren), ages 9-14, who wish to expand acting skills and challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, should enroll forthwith in Morpheus G&S Junior! The theatre school program will run Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 beginning in Mid-October. This program is unique in that it focuses solely on the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, in conjunction with our theatre season. Classes will include professional instruction in Acting and Voice. The 2013/14 class sold out, so we encourage you to sign up early when registration opens.