Our 2017-2018 Season!


Constellations by Nick Payne

October 25 to November 12, 2017

A Broadway Hit!

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

“...a singular astonishment, at once eloquent and mysterious” The New Yorker

Director: Amy DeFelice
Cast: Mat Busby, Liana Shannon
Set & Lights: Tessa Stamp
Costumes: Leona Brausen
Sound: Chris Wynters


Slumberland Motel by Collin Doyle

January 17 to February 4, 2018

A World Premiere

Overnighting in a seedy roadside motel, two down on their luck vacuum cleaner salesmen share a room. Tired and disappointed in their lives, Ed and Edward seem to be at the end of their ropes. But the unexpected arrival of a mysterious woman from the next room transforms their world. A road weary comedy of disillusionment and dreams.

Winner of the Alberta Playwrights Network, Outstanding New Alberta Play Award 2006

John Hudson: Director
Cast: Julien Arnold, Reed McColmn
Sound: Darren Hagen
Stage Manager: Steph Link


Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

March 7 to 25, 2018

From the award winning writer of Doubt and Moonstruck

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. A compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

“a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love." —NY Daily News.

Director: John Hudson
Cast: Coralie Cairns, Glenn Nelson, Jenny McKillop, Garett Ross
Set & Lights: Daniel vanHeyst
Stage Manager: Steph Link


Fly Me to the Moon by Marie Jones

April 25 to May 13

An International Hit!

Fances and Loretta are home care workers in Belfast. But when one of their patients Davy dies unexpectedly the two cash strapped ladies are faced with an awful choice, cash in his pension and keep the news of his death a secret for a little while or call the police? Their attempt to beat the system throws them headlong into an excruciating – yet hilarious – wild ride.

"An evening of entertainment...and laughter" - The Irish Times

Director: John Hudson
Stage Manager: Rachel Dawn Woods


Art Trailer

A Picasso Trailer

The reviews for BRAVO are in!

"If theatre is about ideas and emotion - this is a rare example of instant access to both."

Read Colin MacLean's review in The Sun


Bravo Audience Comments:

“Well worth sloshing through the rain and snow to see this show tonight. Blaine Newton's script covers the whole spectrum of the 1953 event, keeps everyone's stories moving and interesting. I totally agree with Colin MacLean's review that it is 'tight and riveting'. Excellent actors all putting out 100%. Thanks to all of you for a great evening of entertainment.

@VarsconaTheatre @shadowtheatre1 Saw "Bravo" yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought-provoking.

"Wow! I saw Bravo last night. Amazing! Certainly a thought provoking and disturbing time in history. Remnants of which remain in human psyche today even though we supposedly have learned from the past. Have we really?"

"Thank you for an engaging and thought provoking evening."

"Opening night of Bravo was magnificent. What a great cast. What a chilling story. @shadowtheatre1"

"@tibbitytalbs incredible performance. I have fallen in love with live theatre. #yeg has amazing talent. @shadowtheatre1 @VarsconaTheatre"

Bravo Trailer