Theatre St. Thomas, Theatre UNB, Collective Theatrics and Theatre New Brunswick’s Young Company each have productions on stage this week.
Looking for a weekend of theatre like no other? Look no further. This weekend there is enough theatre happening around Fredericton to satisfy the most voracious of onstage appetites. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can see on stages throughout the city.
New plays for whatever comes next, written and directed by STU students and alumni.
Theatre St. Thomas celebrates 25 years in the Black Box Theatre with the production of three new plays written by STU students. All three works will make their debut as part of the new play festival, What’s Next? running January 31 to February 2.
What’s Next | January 31 – February 3 | Black Box Theatre, James Dunn Hall, STU | 7:30 p.m. | Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. | View Event
Theatre UNB’s first production of 2018, Bone Cage by Nova Scotia playwright Catherine Banks, is on stage until Feb. 3 as part of Fredericton’s winter festival, FROSTival.
This “stark, poetic and emotionally searing” work won the 2008 Governor-General’s Award for Drama.
Bone cage is the story of a group of young adults growing up in a small town in the rural Maritimes, each employed by industries that damage the environment in some way.
Bone Cage | January 31 – February 3 | Memorial Hall on the UNB campus | 7:30 p.m. | View Event
Theatre for Young Audiences at TNB
Join TNB Young Company for back-to-back afternoon performances of this season’s productions – A Herman Tale and Goodbye Marianne – before they load up the truck and hit the road for their annual provincial school tour. Directed by Solo Chicken Productions Artistic Director Lisa Anne Ross, both plays were written specifically with young audiences in mind.
Don’t miss the only public performance of these two plays, happening as part of Theatre New Brunswick’s 49th season.
TNB Young Company | February 3 | Open Space Theatre – 55 Whiting Road | 3:00 p.m. View Event
RENT is a Tony award winning, and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Rent | February 1-3 | Tom Morrison Theatre – FHS | 7:30 p.m. (Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m.) | View Event