One ticket for three innovative plays at The Theatre Centre this November, featuring critically acclaimed work from Nicolas Billon, Jackie Sibblies Drury and Jordan Tannahill.
October 24 – November 14, 2015
A Why Not Theatre and Butcher’s Block co-production
“Ingenious, jaw-dropping…” – The Calgary Sun
4 out of 4 stars The Globe and Mail
Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.
Written by Nicolas Billon
Directed by Weyni Mengesha
Starring John Koensgen, Michelle Monteith, Andrew Musselman and Tony Nappo
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
November 3 – 29, 2015
A Theatre Centre Production
“Devastatingly funny” – “Dangerous and primal and weird” - The Washington Post
A group of young actors come together to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century, testing the limits of empathy as they explore their own stories, assumptions and prejudices. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, hitting closer to home than anyone ever expected.
Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Ravi Jain
Starring Michael Ayres, Brett Donahue, Darcy Gerhart, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Marcel Stewart, and Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
November 18 – 29, 2015
A Why Not Theatre presentation of a surface/underground production
“Best New Play” “Best Production” “Best Director” “Best Ensemble” - NOW Magazine’s Summerworks Round-up
“Excruciatingly good theatre” - Vancouver Courier
One year after a tragedy, two families sit down to dinner. Far from finding the closure they seek, the dinner strips bare their good intentions to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy. Written with sensitivity and humour, Late Company is both a timely and timeless meditation on a parent’s struggle to comprehend the monstrous and unknown in their child.
Written by Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Peter Pasyk
Starring Rosemary Dunsmore, Paul Fauteux, Richard Greenblatt, Fiona Highet, and Liam Sullivan