Greystone Theatre

We present four plays a year on our Greystone Mainstage season, showcasing the work of our student actors and technicians, both onstage and behind the scenes. Whether classical or cutting-edge and contemporary, every season offers a diverse mix of plays chosen to challenge our students and to entrance our audiences: a matter that is as true today as it was in 1946, when Greystone Mainstage Productions premiered on campus at the U of S.

Welcome to Greystone Theatre

The Greystone Theatre presents four Mainstage plays a year, large-cast plays, plays from the classic repertory, cutting-edge new plays. Greystone Theatre is the oldest theatre in the province, started in 1946 in the first drama department in Canada and the Commonwealth. Check out ticket information and upcoming performances.


Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

October 11-21, 2017
By Morris Panych
Directed by Natasha Martina

The Governor General award-winning play Girl in the Goldfish Bowl is a satirical comedy that depicts the unstable political climate of 1960’s North America while taking the audience on a philosophical journey of a young girl trying to grow up in an unstable environment. Iris, a bright ten-year old has just lost her dear goldfish Amahl, whom she believes has been the sole inspiration for maintaining her parent's marriage. When along comes an aimless drifter who has “washed” up along the shores of British Columbia, Iris believes he is a reincarnated version of her goldfish, who stands to keep her family united. 

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Season's Greetings

November 22-December 2, 2017
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Pamela Haig Bartley

Christmas is a time of peace, love and goodwill to all – except that, in Alan Ayckbourn’s dark comedy, Season’s Greetings, it doesn’t necessarily work out that way. When a handsome novelist is invited to join the festivities in the Bunker household, old family tensions, petty jealousies, and a malfunctioning toy wreak havoc on their (mostly) well-intended holiday plans. Both poignant and farcical, Season’s Greetings is social satire wrapped up with a delightfully funny bow.


The Beaux' Stratagem

February 7-17, 2018
By George Farquhar, adapted by Thornton Wilder & Ken Ludwig
Directed by Julia Jamison

In this Thornton Wilder/Ken Ludwig adaptation of George Farquhar’s classic restoration comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem, two rascally, fortune-hunting rogues more than meet their match as they encounter the vibrant characters of 18th century rural England. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next and engaging in one rollicking scheme after another.


Spirit Wrestler

March 21-31, 2018
By Greg Nelson
Directed by Carol Greyeyes 

A people persecuted, dispossessed, dying from starvation and disease, looking for refuge – a place to live and worship in peace – looking to Canada for a miracle. Despite its parallels to the current refugee crisis, Spirit Wrestler is about the Doukhobors who fled Russia in the late 1800’s seeking religious freedom and a new life in Canada and Saskatchewan. It is the story of Nikolai, a young and idealistic Russian Doukhobor and his journey to selfhood. As he wrestles with personal and community dilemmas, he must choose between obedience to the vison of his religious leader and the truth in his heart and spirit. A beautiful, uplifting play about human struggle and enduring faith.

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