As of March 1, 2022 the Pumphouse Theatre is aligning our public health requirements with the City of Calgary.
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A smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester tired of his job in finance and looking for meaning in his life. Sylvia is an exuberant lab/poodle mix, astray and looking for a new home. When they meet at the park it is love at first sight… but Greg’s wife Kate is looking forward to some independence now that the couple no longer has children to care for, and is less than thrilled by the clever and coquettish canine who jumps, slobbers, sits on her couch, and takes Greg’s attention away from his marriage.
The play is set in 1908. Having made the mistake of marrying for love, Clarke and Cora Mariner are reminded upon renewed acquaintance with their former sweethearts, of all the riches their foolishness has denied them, and the simultaneous thought occurs to them that perhaps it’s not too late to try again. But, as divorce is unthinkable in their circle, murder appears to be the only answer, whereupon they try to do away with each other; their diabolical plans goes awry to the extent of nine unintended victims. Suffice it to say that the police are as inept as the murderers, and all ends in as stylishly, and as charmingly bizarre, a fashion as it began.
Night Ducks presents “Seagulls” by Caryl Churchill — onboard the Elbow Entertainment River Cruise for Charity for the Short-Sighted Seagulls Awareness Association with Captain Logan Lawrence, featuring Telekinesis Wonder Valery and her Manager Di! Oh — and some guy called Cliff.
Join us for a 1-hour of rollicking absurdist comedy, on board the Elbow River Entertainment “cruise” for a play within a play as we perform Seagulls by Caryl Churchill… cruise ship style!
Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is an extraordinary musical for families about the relationship between a Deaf mom and her hearing son. With its innovative, inclusive approach this piece is performed and sung in English and ASL (American Sign Language) without surtitles or interpretation. The heart of this touching and funny work is its intimate connection to playwright and composer Dave Clarke’s experience growing up as a child to Deaf parents and navigating life through a hearing world. It’s a poetic story that is complex and multi-layered, but at its heart quite simple. It’s a story of a boy and his mom and the diverse ways in which individuals can communicate.
Edmonton-based Concrete Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre company committed to creating, developing and producing artistically excellent Theatre for Young Audiences. They create work that is culturally diverse and inclusive, and that explores issues relevant to the lives of young people and their families.
This triple bill of one act murder mysteries combines: The Wasp’s Nest which sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony.
The Calgary Region One Act Play Festival
March 20 – 23, 2023
Join us for new shows every night as these artists compete for the chance to showcase their art to the whole province. Stay tuned for more information
It is with all the necessary and appropriate pomp, that we announce, pronounce and soundly declare, our final show of the season will be: Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Gondoliers! This 12th collaborative operetta by the beloved pair is set in Venice and is rife with Nobility, mistaken identities, Royalty, young lovers married to the wrong people, commoners, wit, patter, a Cachucha and of course, Rapture!
George and Charlotte Hay, a husband-and-wife team of actors, struggle to perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory while dealing with family crises and the possibility of a Hollywood director’s visit.
Ignite Festival for Emerging Artists!
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of reviving their careers. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.
Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.