On Stage: The 2016 - 17 Season
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.
October 12-22, 2016
The Golden Age
By Louis Nowra
Directed by Dwayne Brenna & Carol GreyeyesThe Golden Age stands out as one of Australian playwright Louis Nowra's greatest theatrical achievements. Nowra's haunting and timeless play focuses on a group of feral people discovered in the Tasmanian outback in 1939, lost descendants of those who were transported to Port Arthur in the previous century, "ghosts from the netherworld of an Australian childhood." It's a play about love and alienation. "I suppose, then," Nowra writes, "that one could call The Golden Age a love story. Betsheb and Francis make a strange duo; nevertheless, if they have anything in common, it is that they are outsiders."
November 23-December 3, 2016
By Polly Teale
Directed by Natasha Martina
It is 1845. Living in a stone house on the edge of the Yorkshire moors are three unmarried sisters, the future authors of Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Polly Teale’s extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, as the fictional characters come to haunt their creators.
February 8-18, 2017
By Tony Kushner (based on Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique)
Directed by Pamela Haig Bartley
Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner playfully adapted Corneille’s seventeenth-century L’Illusion Comique into a Magical Mystery Tour of wit and style. This serio-comic fable has it all: passionate lovers, quirky sorcery, juicy language – even a sword fight. What is Real and what is Art? Come decide for yourself!
March 22-April 1, 2017
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Julia Jamison
Based on the Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret is set against the low simmer of the burgeoning Nazi movement in Berlin of 1929, patrons and performers of the burlesque Kit Kat Klub thrive via decadence and denial. As witnessed through the perspective of a young American expat, their intertwining stories unravel in the Tony award-winning musical – Cabaret.
Come to the Cabaret, my friends.
Come see our Cabaret.