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Theatre

About our Productions

Students from our Theatre and Stagecraft programs work on stage and behind the scenes under the guidance of professional directors and designers to produce two productions per semester, one in our Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre and one in our Studio Theatre.  

TICKET PRICING INFORMATION: 

General Admission   $20
Students & Seniors $10
Matinee Performances   $10
Talkback Tuesday Performances   $10

Two for One tickets available to all Douglas College Employees, please contact the Arts Events Officer for more information.  Two for One tickets can be redeemed both online and at the door.  

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • Advance ticket purchases are available online only (links below) with a nominal service fee added.
  • Tickets are also available, at the door for the flat rates listed above, permitted online sales have not sold out. 
  • The Box Office is open on performance nights only.
  • At this time we do not offer advance tickets or reservations in person.

WINTER 2020 PRODUCTIONS

TICKETS: goodnightdesdemona.bpt.me

SHOWTIMES:

March 6-13, 2020
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
by Anne-Marie MacDonald
Directed by Thrasso Petras
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre 

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada's Queen's University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered spinster academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn.

Her attempts to save first Desdemona, then Juliet, from their harrowing fates, result in a wild unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy, as mild-mannered Constance learns to love, sword-fight, dance Renaissance-style, and master a series of disguises Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

Warnings:
Strobe Lighting
Smoke and haze effects


SHOWTIMES:

Fri, March 6 - ALUMNI REUNION NIGHT
7:30pm - (followed by an opening night reception in the lobby)


Sat, March 7 - 2pm matinee

Sat, March 7 - 7:30pm

Mon, March 9 - 12pm matinee + talkback

Tues, March 10 - 7:30pm + talkback

Weds, March 11 - 7:30pm

Thurs, March 12 - 7:30pm

Fri, March 13 - 7:30pm

 

TICKETS: jekyll.bpt.me

March 13-20, 2020
Jekyll
By Hal Coase
Directed by Madelyn Osborne, Douglas College Theatre Alumni

A lethal clash between two lives, two truths and two dreams and in this explosive, female-driven, re-imagining of the classic novella. Presented as a multi-layered story that comes hurtling towards you with a blend of heightened physical theatre, projections, music, and open-ended audience interaction. Hal Coase's Jekyll dives into society's deepest flaws and fears from identity to revenge and tackles the question when does being yourself risk those around you?

Hyde is a legendary motivational speaker turned global superstar. For the right price, she can fix any of your problems and give you the confidence to be who you've always wanted to be.

Jekyll is a lonely person and, like all lonely people, she knows this. Drawn towards the promise of total liberation that Hyde has to offer, Jekyll soon becomes obsessed with her latest idol. When Hyde meets her number one fan, their collision brings the curtain down.


Running time: approx 90 minutes

Latecomer Rules: Allowed during scene 2 (after opening movement piece) during Hyde's show until the end of that scene.

Warnings:

Coarse language  
Mature subject matter
Strobe Lights
Haze Effects
Suggested age 13+ - parents of children under age 13 cautioned to be aware of the language and violent content.


SHOWTIMES:

Fri, March 13 - SOLD OUT - 
7:30pm - (followed by an opening night reception in the lobby)


Sat, March 14 - 2pm matinee

Sat, March 14 - 7:30pm

Mon, March 16 - 12pm matinee + talkback

Tues, March 17 - 7:30pm + talkback

Weds, March 18 - 7:30pm

Thurs, March 19 - 7:30pm

Fri, March 20 - 7:30pm (SPACE LIMITED)

$10 matinee rate
$10 matinee rate