The 2014-2015 subscription series, 
in Kanata Theatre's 46th season

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Barbara Kobolak
September 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2014

The dining room: a place where family assembles daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions - a source of stability and permanence in a world of change. Through a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – Gurney creates a portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Journeying through the decades, the actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Wendy Wagner
November 4 - 8 & 11 - 15, 2014

On the fog-bound streets of Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll's secret experiment to explore the two extremes of man's nature, has accidentally released his darker self - Mr. Edward Hyde. Can a civilized man commit heinous crimes? Can an evil man be capable of love? Is man's nature simply a duality between "good" and "evil"? Or, are all men more complex? Join us as we keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, shocking moments in this chilling and spellbinding adaptation of Robert Louis Stephenson's classic tale of horror.

Night Sky
By Susan Yankowitz
Directed by Alain Chamsi
February 3 - 7 & 10 - 14, 2015

Anna, a brilliant astronomer, has lost the ability to speak. What emerges from her mouth is a hodge-podge of unconnected words - alternately confusing, funny, original, and wise - and sometimes all four. This inspirational drama about the strength of the human spirit when faced with the challenges of a devastating affliction, touches, probes, reveals, and conquers. How do you counter and overcome the forces that have turned your mind into a black hole simply to communicate, to be understood by those you love, and to find yourself once again?

The Lion in Winter
By James Goldman
Directed by Jim Holmes
March 24 - 28 & March 31 - April 4, 2015

"What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” So asks Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine in this witty and elegant comedy. Christmas Eve in the year 1183 AD brings together one of history’s least functional royal families. Adultery, sibling rivalry and repression produce turmoil when practiced by England’s King Henry II, his queen and their nasty brood, two of whom are also destined to be kings. So what if this family’s bickering can unleash war on all of Europe? That’s just the way things are.

The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
By W.O. Mitchell
Directed by Shelagh Mills
May 12 - 16 & 19 - 23, 2015

What the devil is this play about? It’s a helluva good story about curling, the noble sport that every winter turns otherwise sane Canadian men and women into broom-waving fanatics. Given the chance, every one of them would actively consider selling their soul to the devil for a chance to win the national championship known as “the Brier”. This light hearted Canadian comedy will have you rooting for both teams.

And a musical for the holiday season . . .  

Fairy Tale Ending, the Big Bad Family Musical
by Kieren MacMillan and Jeremy Hutton
Directed by Clare Flockton
December 27 - 30, 2014

A topsy-turvy and touching Canadian musical about a young girl who comes to grips with loss and the reality of growing up. Jill wonders why the endings to three of her favourite fairy tales, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff seem to differ from when she read these tales with her Grandma. With the help of a detective and her favourite fairy tale characters, Jill learns that though real life may not be a fairy tale, it can be just as amazing.

And a musical from the KTKids. . .  

Shrek The Musical Jr.
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
Books and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Directed by Andrew Williams
June 5-7, 2015

Presented by Kanata Theatre's Youth Groups, Shrek the Musical tells the tale of our favorite grumpy ogre, as he sets out on a quest to rescue a princess in order to regain possession of his swamp. Filled with catchy, up-beat music, sung by well known fairy tale characters, this family friendly musical is sure to please.


Note: All plays are subject to the performance rights being available.

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