with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Urinetown: The Musical satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.
-by Joan MacLeod
Inspired by the real-life murder in 1997 of the 14-year-old Reena Virk by two high school girls in Vancouver, this memory play tells the fictional story of a less horrific act of brutality told from the perspective of a not-so-innocent bystander. By making the play about her failure to act courageously, it becomes a more complex drama with thornier moral issue.
A musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza based on the books of Dr. Seuss.
By Arthur Miller
Originally done in in 1953, The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93.
Based on Les Fourberies de Scapin (“Scapin’s Deceits”), a three-act comedy by the French playwright Molière.
Set in Italy, Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers against parental opposition and cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what he intends them to do.
By Edmonton playwright Chris Craddock
Three sets of characters weave in and out of each others’ story lines, offering insights into their encounters with alcohol and drug abuse.
– By Jonathan Marc Sherman
This one-act dark comedy moves back in time to present memorable moments in the life of Wallace, now eighteen, as he copes with growing up and trying to understand women after finding his mother dead from suicide at the age of six.
by Allison Williams
A hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Everything goes wrong. The witches take over the storytelling, Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die, Lady M’s a bloodthirsty June Cleaver, and the murderers are preoccupied with creating a commercial for their services.
Written and directed by Ellen Chorley, Edmonton Playwright/Director
by Calgary playwright & composer Ethan Cole