You Are Here, by Daniel MacIvor
September 24 – October 9, 2010 (Main stage) – Director: Paul Hardy
A dark comedy – MacIvor “lightens his bleakness with wicked wit” – described as a “one-woman show with 18 characters” (actually, the cast is 3 men and 5 women!). In a series of luminous moments and encounters, the audience is drawn into Alison’s world: love that fades, hopes that die, but then, enduring friendship that offers the promise of redemption.
Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, translated & adapted by Judith Thompson
November 12 – 27, 2010 (Studio) – Director: Jane Carnwath
Ibsen’s 1891 classic, adapted through the poignant voice of celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson. Hedda is considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles in theatre, the “female Hamlet.” Is she an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a manipulative villain?
The Real Inspector Hound/After Magritte, by Tom Stoppard
January 21 – February 5, 2011 (Main stage) – Directors: Barbara Larose & Ellen Green
Two delightful Stoppard comedies, performed together for an evening of entertainment.
The Real Inspector Hound follows two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.
After Magritte is a hilarious farce in which different versions of the same, extremely simple story are superimposed one upon the other creating a dizzying confusion surrounding a supposed crime that the enterprising Inspector Foot of the Yard and the plodding Constable Holmes simply cannot unravel. The end of the play is a totally surreal and totally logical tableau, entirely worthy of the painter who inspired it all.
This pairing of Stoppard one-acts is the 2010-11 season’s “Countdown to 100” play; they were previously produced at Alumnae during the 1976-77 season.
New Ideas Festival 2011
March 9 – 26, 2011 (Studio) – Directors: TBA (various)
See the Alumnae website for script submission guidelines, director submissions and auditions: www.alumnaetheatre.com
GuineaPigging, by Catherine Frid
April 15 – 30, 2011 (Main stage) – Director: Molly Thom
A ragtag group of human guinea pigs willing to gamble their health and well-being for the chance to earn big bucks in a lockdown drug testing facility. The world premiere of a black comedy by Alumnae Theatre Company member Catherine Frid.
For info on auditions, check the Alumnae website: www.alumnaetheatre.com
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Press release: Alumnae 2010-11 season press rls
Theme song music video: http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/1011season.html#video