Art and its profound effects on life are the themes of the new Shadow Theatre season.
Whether it's the two women dealing with a disconcerting exhibition of female nudes, the intrigue of a social climbing painter in the court of Louis XVI, an aging actress trying to conquer one of the theatre's most challenging roles with the aid of a conflicted teen-ager, or a second rate producer scrambling to put together the play that could make his career, each play passionately portrays the power of Art through the art of theatre.Read More
by Annie Baker
Nov. 6 to 24, 2013
Phyllis and Joyce enjoy a loving relationship while maintaining a comfortable household with Joyce's son (who may or may not
have Asperger's). But when a celebrated photographer becomes their houseguest his controversial exhibition of female models repels Phyllis and while intriguing Joyce, drives a wedge into the love that defines their lives. A witty and moving domestic comedy of image, ideology and intimacy.
by Joel Gross
Jan. 29 to Feb. 16, 2014
Ambitious and cynical Elisabeth has landed a commission that will raise her to new heights of society. She is to paint a portrait of the much reviled Queen of France and with the aid of her politically minded lover, Elisabeth will manipulate her relationship with the young and naïve monarch to her own advantage. But capturing the queen's image on canvas allows the painter a glimpse of her subject's soul and what started as crass exploitation becomes something much more sincere and vastly deeper and inescapably doomed.Read More
by Eugene Stickland
March 12 to 30, 2014
An aging theatre actress recruits the assistance of an unruly teenage girl in a last ditch attempt to memorize her lines for an all female production of King Lear. One woman fears the slow erosion of her talents and starts questioning her own value as an artist, while the other struggles with the loss of her mother and a desperate desire for independence. It is a comic and poignant struggle for individual independence and desperate comradeship.Read More
by Craig Wright
April 30 to May 18, 2014
Off-Broadway producer Felix Artifex has landed the chance of a lifetime. He's won the rights to stage a gargantuan epic about the French Revolution. And he has one night to make it all work. Welcome to a world of demanding actors, volatile playwrights, pretentious directors, desperate deadlines and disappointing coffee. Welcome to the chaos and absurdity that is the life of a minor league theatre producer. Welcome to the most hellish and hilarious night in the life of Felix Artifex.Read More
Shadow Theatre and Sage Theatre, artistic director's John Hudson and Kelly Raey will be holding general auditions March 28 and 29, from 10 am to 4 pm. at The Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave.
Please prepare two contrasting monologues no longer than 2 1/2 minutes in length each, the audition will be 10 minutes long and please bring a photo and a resume.
Keep in mind that Shadow and Sage produce plays from the contemporary world theatre repertoire.
Equity artists will be given preference.
Join us Sunday, March 2, 2014 for our sixth annual celebration of Hollywood excess. Enthralling entertainment! Spectacular prizes! Fabulous fashions! It's the star studded party that has become one of the highlights of the year!
Performances are at 7:30 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Opening, Friday and Saturday Night:
$27.00 or $24.00 Students and Seniors
Sunday - Thursday:
$23.00 or $21.00 Students and Seniors