Fall Show 2017
By Janet Munsil | Directed by Kevin McKendrick*
October 18 – 28, 2017
“Life is Above All a Journey of the Soul.”
The remarkable story and artistic legacy of a local legend comes to life on stage at the Powerhouse. An epic theatrical journey, Sveva steps into the vivid, beautiful, and sometimes harrowing imaginative world of Caetani’s paintings, while celebrating her relationship with Vernon, and the many good companions there who contributed to her life’s inspiring second act.
A quiet town. A mysterious family. A visionary artist. An epic theatrical journey. A new play created especially for the Powerhouse Theatre, exploring the remarkable life, art and legacy of Vernon’s Sveva Caetani.
* The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance. Opera. Theatre Policy (DOT).
“One Act Plays”
December 7 – 9, 2017
Him & Her
Written & Directed by Keyanna Burgher
Every life has an expiry date, but for Her – she never expected it would come so soon. More than that, she didn’t expect Him. Him & Her follows the highs and lows of a relationship as they navigate through familiar arguments and the difficult nature of truth. This short, two-person one-act play is written and directed by Keyanna Burgher.
The Whole Shebang
By Rich Orloff | Directed by Kristine Larson
The Whole Shebang is a charming, whimsical comedy that asks the question, “What if the entire universe was just some nerd’s science project?” In a classroom in a dimension far beyond ours, a student striving for a “Master of the Universe” degree gives an oral presentation on an unusual thesis — the creation of the heavens and the earth. The Dean and two Professors quiz both the student and two of the student’s visual aids, a “typical” human husband and wife.
Winter Show 2018
“I Hate Hamlet”
By Paul Rudnick | Directed by Adele Kuyek
February 21 – March 3, 2018
TV reality star Andrew Rally moves to New York into John Barrymore’s apartment and lands the role of a lifetime—playing Hamlet. Problem is, he hates Hamlet! Hilarity ensues when John Barrymore’s ghost appears to coach Andrew to fulfil his destiny.
Open Reading: Saturday, November 18, at 6:30
Auditions: Sunday, November 26, at 6:00
Talk Back Night: Friday, February 23
Spring Show 2018
By Tim Firth | Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr
May 2 – 12, 2018
After the death of her best friend’s husband, a lively housewife hatches a scheme to raise money for a memorial—a calendar of some women from their village as models, who end up revealing more than they anticipated.
Open Reading: Tuesday, January 2, at 7:00
Auditions: Friday, January 5, at 6:00–8:00PM. Saturday, January 6, at 12:00 (noon) – 2:00PM
Talk Back Night: Wednesday, May 9