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News (Edmonton): Teatro la Quindicina announces their 2018 Season

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News (Edmonton): Teatro la Quindicina announces their 2018 Season


Teatro’s second season in the new Varscona Theatre has come to an end, and performing here continues to be a thrill and a privilege. Our subscriber list continues to grow, and audiences love seeing our ensemble’s ongoing adventures on the capacious Varscona stage, with its infinitely greater depth, bread, and height, finally matching the scope of the Teatro imagination. It really has been a season-long exploration of infinite possibilities, beginning with the fantastical revelations of The Salon of the Talking Turk, and continuing with the elegantly hectic screwball pursuits of Going, Going, Gone. In I Heard About Your Murder, we saw just how many variations on a few simple truths could be contained in one Canadian mountain cabin, and The Exquisite Hour demonstrated that 60 minutes is enough time to remake a life. Finally, in Shockers Delight, we found the peace that can be achieved while floating over unfathomable depths. Whew!

After a season like that, it should come as no surprise that we’re eager to do it all over again! Our 2018 season will consist of four plays. That’s one play fewer than last year, for various practical reasons, but we’re planning a few exciting special events to keep things fresh. As usual the Teatro ensemble will be out in force, and there’ll be some fresh new faces as well. The repertoire will be a characteristic Teatro mix of new and old, with the emphasis on the brand new this year. Some details are yet to come, but we can tell you what we know so far…

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

July 12 – 28, 2018
This exciting offering replaces our previously announced production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, since performing rights to that play are presently restricted in North America. But we’re THRILLED to instead bring you one of the greatest plays in the English language, chock-full of  exactly the sort of wit and vivacity Teatro audiences adore. Mark Meer and Ron Pederson are Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, with Louise Lambert and Shannon Blanchet as Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Jeff Haslam directs a cast which also includes Julien Arnold, Mat Busby, and Cathy Derkach, and Leona Brausen’ssure-to-be deluxe first assumption of the role of Lady Bracknell.

A New Fringe Play by Stewart Lemoine

August 17- September 1
Stewart Lemoine offers his first all-new full-length offering at the Edmonton Fringe since The Euphorians in 2014. A captivating new work in the spirit of such past Teatro Fringe offerings as Witness to a Conga, Pith!, and Happy Toes, it features young Teatro stars Rachel Bowron, Mathew Hulshof, Patricia Cerra, and Jenny McKillop.

Skirts on Fire by Stewart Lemoine 

September 27 – October 13, 2018
What’s a Teatro season without a screwball comedy rife with deceptions, misunderstandings and blossoming romance? Well, that’s a question that’ll probably never get an answer, and we think you’re probably fine with that. Not seen since 2003, this Lemoine caper is set in the world of magazine publishing in 1950s Manhattan. A famous literary hoax begets a further series of lies and things come to a head in the smallest hotel room in New York. Andrew MacDonald-Smithreturns to as the chief provocateur in a cast which also includes Louise Lambert, Ron Pederson, and Paula Humby.
Subscriptions for our exciting 2018 season are still available at our Sight Unseen discounted price, but only until December 31, 2017. It’s a saving of 10% off the subscription price you’d pay after January 1, 2014, and a saving of nearly 30% off the price for single admissions. Plus- your subscription entitles you to reduced admission at Teatro’s special events like our Christmas and New Year’s shows, and other special Teatro events.
Our Sight Unseen subscription prices for the 4 play series are $128 for adults and $113 for students and seniors.
Single Ticket prices for the 2016 season are as follows:
Shows 1, 2, and 4- $42 adult/$37 senior/student
Show 3 (Fringe) Festival weeks- $15/ holdover week- $22 adult/$20 student/senior
To purchase your season subscription please click here.

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