We are very pleased to announce that we have settled on our Fall season and work is already underway to prepare for what, I'm sure, will be two extraordinary productions.
First up will be Brian Friel's Olivier- and Tony-award winning 'Dancing at Lughnasa'. Set in 1936, 'Lughnasa' is a memory play, told through the eyes of Michael Evans as he recounts the summer he spent with his aunts, the five Mundy sisters, at their cottage in Ireland.
'Dancing at Lughnasa' will be directed by visiting artist Linda Moore. Former Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre, Linda has directed for Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Grand Theatre, among others. Linda has taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and was Crake Fellow in Drama at Mt. Allison University. This will be her first time with us, and we could not be more pleased that she is joining us in the fall.
Jerry Ettienne, one of our new faculty members, will be directing the second show of the fall season. "Hotal Paradiso" is a French farce by Georges Feydeau. Written in 1894, Feydeau's farce is a madcap adventure, spread over two days at the hotel and as the wine flows the guests pile in and out of bed and in and out of doors.