MAINSTAGE JULY 2018
Hook Line & Sinner
By Mary-Colin Chisholm
Directed by Natasha MacLellan
Sister Vivian Salter returns for the final installment of our Mystery Trilogy. Sister Vivian must exonerate her old friend Ken, a successful paleontologist with whom she’s just reconnected. It appears to be an open and shut case; he killed his wife Lucia because he believed she was usurping his accomplishments. In order to exonerate Ken, Sister must find the real killer...could it
MAINSTAGE AUGUST 2018
Any Given Moment
by Kim Parkhill
Directed by Natasha MacLellan
A co-production with Theatre New Brunswick
Lisa is an
MAINSTAGE SEPTEMBER 2018
By Jacob Sampson
Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, NS) Production in association with Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax, NS)
Nova Scotia’s Sam Langford is considered by many boxing historians to be the greatest fighter who ever lived. So why have so few people heard of him? Chasing Champions is the moving story of Langford’s battles against a hostile culture and the machinations of a sport that repeatedly denied him a shot at the title of world champion.
A man of grace and fortitude, the 5’7” Langford fought from lightweight to heavyweight, beating legendary fighters in each class. He died blind and penniless in Harlem in 1956. Chasing Champions examines the life of this unsung hero – perhaps the greatest athlete never known.
LADIES OF COUNTRY Volume 2
FEATURING NORMA MACDONALD
A follow-up to last year’s extraordinarily successful Tribute to the Great Ladies of Country. Norma MacDonald and band return for more of the country classic songs you know and love so well!
SECOND STAGE 2018
Step inside Burnwater: Alchemy, a performance installation at the crossroads of place, memory and the natural world. Weaving together percussion, dance, poetry and the extraordinary iron sound-sculptures of Nova Scotia blacksmith John Little, the audience is immersed in a delightfully imaginative world, suspended in time and place.
A collaboration between Mocean Dance and Hear Here Productions, Burnwater: Alchemy brings the outdoors in to create a spellbinding experience for the audience.
“A reverie of magical sounds and movements. A semi-dream state of beauty and contentment” – Burnwater Audience Member
KIDS STAGE 2018
Uncle Podger’s Hat
by Mike Hirschbach
Uncle Podger’s Hat is a sophisticated and beautifully structured show that combines Hirschbach’s skills at juggling, unicycling and physical comedy with
Children of all ages are delighted by Hirschbach’s ‘tricks' that include playing a saw, conducting and whistling the William Tell Overture, and being kissed by a jack-in-the-box gone nuts - while presented within the gentle, nostalgic context of an adult telling a story about his mentor, his crazy, eccentric Uncle Podger.
“Hirschbach is at the peak of his powers in this finely crafted piece of work."
-Elissa, Alderney Gate
“The show is a series of anecdotes about Uncle Podger and his wacky ways, brought to life through gentle storytelling and
– Michael Lake, The Coast