By Joanna Murray Smith
Directed by Heather Roberts
October 24 - November 9, 2013
A Canadian Premiere!
Margot Mason, iconoclast, visionary and monstrous egotist, is a famous feminist writer, struggling to finish her next book. So when her comfortable home is invaded by an obsessed, gun-toting fan, her indiginity knows no bounds. From the very first moment, audiences are plunged into a smart and witty comedy of ideas, crackling with brilliant one-liners. In The Female of the Species, feminism has found its farcical funny bone, but the belly laughs are spiked with sharp truths and no viewpoint is off limits.
This classic Noel Coward comedy is a light, witty satire of the art establishment. A “great” painter has died, and the family and an esteemed art critic gather for the funeral and will in his Paris apartment. His loyal valet starts to reveal that all may not be as it seemed, with a series of zany characters causing increasing dismay to the family and art critic. The play promises the perfect evening for those who love modern art, those who hate it, and those who love to hate it!
by Timothy Findley
Directed by Jan Francies
May 22 - June 7, 2014
Winner of the 2000 Governor General's Award!
On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I descends to the stable lodgings of Shakespeare’s players. Her arrival provokes the rapier-sharp, indifference of Ned, Shakespeare’s genius performer of women’s roles. In their vitriolic confrontation, the actor, the playwright, and the Queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love.