Pumphouse Theatre Welcomes New Programming Director

Pumphouse Theatres Society is pleased to announce Kelly Malcolm is joining us as Programming Director, starting in August.   Kelly Malcolm brings with her experience not only as a clown, but working in theatre for (and with) young people, and as Artistic Associate with Handsome Alice Theatre.

She will be taking over from Kelly Reay who is moving onto his new position of Associate Producer of the High Performance Rodeo with One Yellow Rabbit.  We want to extend a huge thank you to Kelly Reay for his contributions to the Pumphouse Theatre: he did a great job overseeing the Education Programs, the Lobby Art Gallery, producing the One-Act Play Festival, and is a great person to work with. Though we are sad to lose one Kelly, we are happy to gain another (and happy that the email address stays the same)!

The “Kelli” can be reached at

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy & One-Man Lord of the Rings

Announcing the Calgary premiere of international hits:
created and performed by Charles Ross,
Presented by The Pumphouse Theatre
October 18 -29, 2016

One Man to rule them all!

Charles-Ross-001Calling all Geeks!  The Pumphouse Theatre is thrilled to be presenting the Calgary premiere of international hits from Canadian theatre artist Charles Ross, One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings. Playing in repertory from October 18 – 29, 2016 in Calgary’s historic Pumphouse Theatre, Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creations to the stage in a pair of mind-bending whirlwind shows.

Much of Charles Ross’ childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes!

Charlie with RingRoss does the same for Lord of the Rings, where he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his outrageous imagination. Be prepared to journey through the trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King in 3600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! Booming special effects, riveting stage fights and harrowing rescues, this gifted performer does it all in this engaging, epic one man show.

If you’ve already seen the movies, read the books and named your first-born Skywalker or Frodo, Ross’ zany take on Star Wars and Lord of the Rings is right up your alley and sure to leave a lasting impression.

Both shows directed by TJ Dawe with lighting design by Mike Schaldmose.

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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy is performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements are property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises. All rights reserved.

Did you know?

OUR MISSION is to enrich the cultural life of our community through the provision of affordable, accessible, facilities, learning opportunities for youth, and a diversity of programming. We achieve our mission through the following programs: Theatre RentalsDrama Education Program, Pumphouse Theatre Productions, Lobby Art Gallery, and Pumphouse Theatre Playbill.

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2016 One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival Heats Up March!

oapf-2016-portrait webThe Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are at it again for the 33rd annual Calgary Region One Act Play Festival.

Over four evenings, from March 16-19, we are thrilled to be presenting ten one act plays from a diverse array of local artists. From drama to comedy, new work to classics, the One Act Play Festival offers something for everyone.

We are proud to feature nightly public adjudication from two-time Governor General’s Award Winning playwright, Sharon Pollock. Following each night of performances, we will welcome Sharon to the stage, where she will share her thoughts about the plays that were performed.

The Calgary Region One Act Play Festival is an exciting way to see some of Calgary’s most passionate up and coming theatre artists. Come take in a night of great entertainment while supporting local performing arts!

The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival
Untitled Infographic (9)March 16 – 19, 2016
Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Student/Senior
Festival Passes: $45 Adult, $35 Student/Senior