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

Greystone Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in the province, started in 1946 in the first drama department in Canada and the Commonwealth. Check out ticket information and upcoming performances.

For more ticket information, please visit our ticket information page here. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Please note: 3 ply disposable masks must be properly worn at all times while in the theatre and in the John Mitchell Building.


We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the complete run of Chekhov’s The Seagull.

Our cast and crew worked hard to put the production together, and we were poised to bring you quality live theatre - as patrons have become accustomed to experiencing with our Greystone MainStage Seasons for over 75 years. With pandemic issues persisting, however, it was not possible to offer you exceptional theatre and a COVID-safe environment.

We hope to see you again in 2022-2023 for a robust theatre season.


 

The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by David French
Directed by Dwayne Brenna
**CANCELLED**
March 30 - April 7, 2022, 8:00 pm
Student Matinee: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12:00 pm
There will be no evening show on Thursday, March 31 or Sunday, April 3.

There was a pervading sense of doom among the Moscow Art Theatre cast at the opening of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull on December 17, 1898. Several of the actors had to be sedated with Valerian drops. Then, in the middle of the first act, the unexpected happened. As one audience member wrote, in a letter to Chekhov, afterwards, “In the first act something special started, if you can so describe a mood of excitement in the audience that seemed to grow and grow.” i As the play came to an end that evening, the audience sat silently, digesting what it had seen, for a long moment before erupting into thunderous applause. Chekhov’s friend Nemirovich-Danchenko later compared the sound and emotion of that moment to a dam breaking.

i Quoted in Benedetti 1999, p. 86.

Warnings: gunshots and use of prop gun, lightning, loud dog barking; themes of suicide  

 

Online playbill available here.


Earlier this Season:

Concord Floral

By Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Natasha Martina
November 18 - 27, 2021, 8:00 pm
Preview: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00 pm
Student Matinee: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:00 pm
There will be no evening show Sunday or Wednesday

The play is billed as a “young suburban thriller” centered in an old, abandoned Greenhouse where the teenagers hang out, smoke weed, drink, and make out – all the things you would expect from youth carving out their own path. But a lingering “plague” – so to speak – is starting to run its course and how the youth deal with it, is at the heart of this production.

Mature content - profanity, references to drugs and sex .

Online playbill available here.

 

Paradise Park

By Charles Mee
Directed by Deneh'Cho Thompson
**UPDATE**
Online presentation March 1 - 5, 2022.
Links to be released at 6:00 pm of chosen night, accessible for 24 hours.

Get your tickets for Paradise Park, an amusement park like no other, featuring a ventriloquist and his dummy, a fruit cake toss event, a roller coaster ride, an Esther Williams underwater ballet, a dance hall, a Polynesian dive shop, a square dance, and some star gazing.
 
In today’s world the media monetizes tragedy, spinning stories so that they become palatable to societies basest sensibilities. In this Charles Mee play, all of America becomes an amusement park and an absurd journey takes us to the very heart of today’s world.

Online playbill available here.

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