Showcases
Showcases
Category  
September
Masks, Madness & Sonnets
Thursday, September 4, at 10:00 AM
Studio Theatre
Wordplay:Madness of George III
Sunday, September 7, at 8:00 PM
Studio Theatre
The God That Comes
Thursday, September 11, at 11:30 PM
Studio Theatre
The God That Comes
Friday, September 12, at 11:30 PM
Studio Theatre
The God That Comes
Saturday, September 13, at 2:00 PM
Studio Theatre
Wordplay: The Vortex
Sunday, September 14, at 8:00 PM
Studio Theatre
The God That Comes
Thursday, September 18, at 11:30 PM
Studio Theatre
Dancock's Dance
Friday, September 19, at 8:00 PM
General Admission
The God That Comes
Friday, September 19, at 11:30 PM
Studio Theatre
The God That Comes
Saturday, September 20, at 11:30 PM
Studio Theatre
September

Showcases

Festival actors or visiting guests in readings, musical concerts and other performances on selected dates throughout the season.

The God That Comes
Studio Theatre

Thursday, September 11, 11:30 p.m. BUY NOW

Friday, September 12, 11:30 p.m. BUY NOW

Saturday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. BUY NOW 

Thursday, September 18, 11:30 p.m. BUY NOW 

Friday, September 19, 11:30 p.m. BUY NOW

Saturday, September 20, 11:30 p.m. BUY NOW
Part play, part concert, all bacchanalian, The God that Comes is a wine-soaked rock-’n’-roll cabaret celebrating the god of wine and ecstasy. This solo performance, starring musical sensation Hawksley Workman, fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatrical storytelling. The show is a tonic for a society that has lost its sense of balance, and for a people that have lost touch with their animal instincts. It is an invitation to raise a glass together, hear a story and get lost in the music for a few hours. Produced by 2B Theatre Company. For more details, visit www.thegodthatcomes.com. Admission: $56.50.

Masks, Madness and Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Studio Theatre

Saturday, August 30 BUY NOW

Thursday, September 4 BUY NOW

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Festival company members including Ruby Joy, Tyrone Savage, Sanjay Talwar, Sara Orenstein and Gareth Potter, explore Shakespeare’s Sonnets using character half-masks. The masks liberate a subconscious creative inspiration that facilitates an actor’s mysterious connection between character and poetry. Shakespeare’s sonnets, spoken live, are rendered personal, intimate, powerfully moving and, above all, surprisingly lucid. Directed and compiled by veteran Canadian theatre director Guy Sprung in collaboration with master mask teacher Brian Smith, this presentation is an entertaining and informative glimpse into aspects of the use of masks in the theatre, and an innovative window on the power and poetry of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the “madness” of acting. $25.

WordPlay
Geraint Wyn Davies hosts a series of dramatic readings inspired by the season theme. Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
Admission: $25.
 

     

The Madness of George III BUY NOW 

Sunday, September 7

U.K. playwright Alan Bennett’s fictionalized biographical study of the latter half of the reign of George III, his battle with mental illness and the inability of his court to handle his condition.

 

The Vortex BUY NOW

Sunday, September 14

The play that was Noël Coward’s first commercial success focuses on sexual vanity and drug abuse among the British upper classes.  

 

Dancock’s Dance BUY NOW

Studio Theatre Annex Friday, September 19 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Stephen Ouimette directs companymembers in this play by Guy Vanderhaeghe that captures the experience of a WW Iveteran who is committed to an insane asylum on his return, and his strugglefor relief and redemption. $25.

Hawksley Workman

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Sustaining support for the Forum
is generously provided by
Kelly & Michael Meighen and
the T.R. Meighen Foundation

Support for the 2014 Forum is
generously provided by
Nandita & Julian Wise

 

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