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January 2018

Pith! By Stewart Lemoine – Directed by Daphne Finlayson

January 17, 2018 at7:30 pm - January 27, 2018 at9:00 pm
Black Hole Theatre Company, 162 Dafoe Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M8 Canada
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$10 – $18

The Black Hole Theatre Company is excited to invite you to the second mainstage of our season, Pith! by Stewart Lemoine. Set in the summer of 1931 in Providence, R.I., Jack Vail, a quick-witted spirited sailor, dives headlong into the dreary world of reclusive widow Virginia Tilford and her devoted housekeeper, Nancy Kimble. Hoping to help the grieving Virginia accept the death of her long- lost husband, all three of them embark on an exhilarating adventure to the exotic jungle…

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February 2018

Outside Mullingar

February 1, 2018 at7:30 pm - February 17, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$22 – $41

By John Patrick Shanley Directed by Peter Pasyk   Outside Mullingar is part of ShanleyFest   TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE Set in the Irish farming community of Killucan, a nasty land feud and rivalry has set the Reillys and the Muldoons apart. Rosemary has known her neighbour Anthony since she was a child, but misunderstanding and sorrow have kept them apart. Don’t miss this Tony-nominated play where John Patrick Shanley hits the sweet spot with comedy and tragedy. Running time: Approx. 1 hour,…

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Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens

February 8, 2018 at6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Join us for a screening of two Indigenous-made films, Twilight Dancers by Paola Marion and Theola Ross and Our People Will Be Healed by Alanis Obomsawin. 6pm doors & reception • 7pm screening Followed by Q & A with filmmakers. Free entry Twilight Dancers by Paola Marino and Theola Ross (16 min) A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their small, remote community. See the trailer, here. Our People Will…

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Once

February 15, 2018 at7:30 pm - March 10, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$27 – $90

A co-production with The Grand Theatre Book by Enda Walsh Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney Directed by Tracey Flye JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE Guy, an Irish street musician, is on the verge of giving up on his dream, until Girl, a Czech immigrant, enters his life and changes everything. Inspired by her beauty and grace, he decides to pursue his music career and as their love…

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March 2018

Sarasvàti Productions presents I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 4, 2018 - March 11, 2018
$15.00

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Please note:…

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Di and Viv and Rose

March 8, 2018 at7:30 pm - March 24, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$22 – $41

By Amelia Bullmore Directed by Heidi Malazdrewich TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE When Di and Viv and Rose meet in university, little do they know they’ll form a lifelong bond. But friendships, like any other relationships, can be complicated. Delve into this heartwarming comedy that celebrates life, love and everything in between accompanied with lots of laughs. Warnings: Coarse language, mature themes & references to sexual violence  

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Sarasvàti Productions presents I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 10, 2018
$15.00

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Performances at…

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International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 10, 2018 at4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $17.5

Plus additional community performances available from March 4th to 11th Please Note: Adult Language and Content We will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Living through riots, learning to teach yoga as a senior,…

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The Humans

March 22, 2018 at7:30 pm - April 14, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$27 – $90

By Stephen Karam Directed by Philip Akin JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE Mom and Dad have ventured from the suburbs to Brigid’s New York duplex for Thanksgiving. Grandma’s barely coherent. Mom’s insecure and overweight. Dad has something to hide. But if the family has cracks in it, the foundation is solid. As the booze flows, nothing is off limits. And when secrets gradually come to light, this wonderfully messed-up family is heartbreakingly relatable as they mirror us all in our imperfect – but…

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A Short History of Crazy Bone – World Premiere

March 28, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Cercle Moliere, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7 Canada
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Theatre Projects Manitoba presents the world premiere by acclaimed poet Patrick Friesen Directed by Andraea Sartison, Choreographed by Tanja Woloshen. Featuring Tracey Nepinak in the title role. Canadian poet Patrick Friesen’s new play awakens Crazy Bone who walks on the outskirts of time, imagination and place – shunned for her individuality, sexuality, and the unconventional choices she has made. Inspired by the playwright’s great grandmother, the play is an exploration of the nature of the outsider. A spiritual odyssey, A…

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A SHORT HISTORY OF CRAZY BONE

March 28, 2018 at8:00 pm - April 8, 2018 at10:00 pm
cercle moliere, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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by Patrick Friesen Directed by Andraea Sartison Featuring Tracey Nepinak as Crazy Bone   “Almost like it happened a long time ago and I was remembering…And then I wonder… was I being dreamed?” Theatre Projects Manitoba is pleased to invite you to the world premiere of A Short History of Crazy Bone, a performance that treads the line between poetry, dance and theatre.   Canadian poet Patrick Friesen’s new play awakens Crazy Bone who walks on the outskirts of time, imagination and place –  shunned for her individuality,…

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Industry Night at A Short History of Crazy Bone

March 29, 2018 at8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cercle Moliere, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7 Canada
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Calling all Writers! Visual Artists! Dancers! Actors and Directors, Sound, Light and Multi-Media artists! Join us on March 29th at 8:00pm for our Arts Industry night! Tickets for Arts Professionals are $18.00, this night only! To expand the conversation around the interdisciplinary artistic process, we will be hosting a post-show mixer with special guests poet/playwright Patrick Friesen, director Andraea Sartison, choreographer Tanja Woloshen and members of the creative team. Hosted by artistic director, Ardith Boxall.

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April 2018

Heisenberg

April 12, 2018 at7:30 pm - April 28, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$22 – $41

By Simon Stephens Directed by Steven Schipper TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE From their first meeting, something’s a bit off. But maybe that’s what makes them click. A 75-year-old British butcher and a 40-something American? Definitely not a match on paper. As chemistry turns to romance, Georgie asks Alex for a favour that puts her motives into question. Was their original meeting a chance encounter after all? As Alex ponders his next move, the question remains: if you’re getting what you want, does…

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One Night Stand Series: Another World

April 25, 2018 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2nd Floor, Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St
Winnipeg, manitoba R3B 2P3 Canada
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Sarasvàti Productions is bringing back our One Night Stand series for another year! This first edition features plays that take place in a world much like our own - but with a few twists thrown in (heaven-sent chili fries? An evil plot about Mike & Ike's? The decaying ruins of Portage Place? What's going on here?) This year's readings will take place in a studio setting, keeping the focus on the scripts and letting the work speak for itself. Come…

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Morning after grace

April 26, 2018 at7:30 pm - May 19, 2018 at5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$27 – $80

By Carey Crim Directed by Krista Jackson JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE After hooking up at a funeral, Abigail and Angus wake up with a new lease on life. Being successful, bright and “of a certain age” doesn’t guarantee you’re ready to take a leap of faith but they’re both tired of faking it. So together with their friend Ollie, Abigail and Angus bravely shed past disappointments in order to find joy again. From the writer of the powerful drama 23.5 Hours comes this hilarious…

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May 2018

Sarasvati Productions presents the world premiere of New Beginnings

May 22, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$15.00

Dates May 22, 24, 27 at 7pm May 23 at 1:30pm May 25 at 9pm May 26 at 4pm For tickets and information, visit www.sarasvati.ca or call 204-586-2236. Sarasvàti is excited to bring to the stage our latest community collaboration New Beginnings. Witness the coming together of a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants. Through the use of dance, music, visual art and storytelling we explore the themes of displacement and resettlement. Our amazing group…

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Marathon de création 2

May 31, 2018 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cercle Moliere, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7 Canada
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$20

ÉLABORER UNE IDÉE, VÉHICULER UN MESSAGE, ÉCRIRE UN TEXTE, PRENDRE LA PAROLE, FAIRE UNE APPARITION… IL EXISTE MILLE ET UNE FAÇONS D’ABORDER LE THÉÂTRE... QUELLE EST LA VÔTRE ? Marathon de création 2018 Jeudi 31 mai au TCM. Ouverture des portes à 19h, repas servis à 19h30. MC2, cuvée 2018 COORDINATEUR DE L’ÉVÉNEMENT : KARIM TROUSSI (METTEUR EN SCÈNE) THÈME DU MC2 : HÉRITAGE BILLETS À $20, REPAS COMPRIS MC2, le concept MC2, c’est une invitation du TCM lancée aux…

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June 2018

This Land Floods (The Interlake Chautauqua Fundraiser)

June 20, 2018 at8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$25 – $40

On June 20, we will present our first ever fundraiser show at the West End Cultural Centre. The evening is Interlake-themed and will include two hours of amazing entertainment featuring music from the region, a film screening, poetry and theatrical readings, a silent auction including prizes from Interlake artists as well as food served at intermission from Feast Bistro. All proceeds support The Interlake Chautauqua Tour.

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July 2018

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

July 10, 2018 at8:00 pm - July 22, 2018 at10:30 pm
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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$55 – $65

Book by ERIK JACKSON and BEN H. WINTERS Music by NEIL SEDAKA Lyrics by NEIL SEDAKA, HOWARD GREENFIELD, and PHILIP CODY Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements by Tom Kitt Conceived by Marsh Hanson and Gordon Greenberg Creative Consultation by Neil Sedaka   The Musical That Will Have You Singing In Your Seat. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild…

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Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

July 18, 2018 - July 29, 2018

The 31st annual Winnipeg Fringe will showcase 179 performing companies in 30 venues around the Exchange District with affordable tickets and shows for everyone -comedy, drama, improv, dance, musicals, storytelling, kids' entertainment, and so much more. Our Outdoor Stage features a diverse range of music and entertainers every day and evening throughout the festival. With a dozen food trucks, patio and beer garden, a vendor court selling a wide variety of items, and the free Kids Fringe area with fun…

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Ballet in the Park

July 25, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Lyric Theatre: Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6 Canada
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Free

Header Photo: RWB Company Dancers; photo by Daniel Crump The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 79th season begins with Ballet in the Park, a treasured tradition that spans over four decades! Taking on Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre stage at 7:30 pm daily, this free, family-friendly event runs from July 25-27 and is a wonderful way to experience ballet. Not only will you have the opportunity to watch world-class ballet under the prairie sky, you will also see a sneak peek of The…

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August 2018

Truck Stop: The Great Journey

August 1, 2018 at8:30 pm
Lac du Bonnet Community Centre, 25 McArthur Ave
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba R0E 1A0 Canada
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Free

https://vimeo.com/272410881 A TOUCHING, REFRESHING AND BEWILDERING ROAD TRIP A motley group of campers in search of adventure and thrills decides to hitch up their trailer to set out on a journey across the American continent. With a well-stocked cooler, windows wide open and music blaring, they are all set for an epic odyssey on wheels. Salty air that fills the lungs, enshrouding forests, electrifying cities, breathtaking mountains and plains that stretch as far as the eye can see hold the promise of…

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Professor When’s Time Warp Experience

August 2, 2018 - August 30, 2018
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$6

The Automorox aliens have altered the space-time continuum and put modern items in this Victorian house! Restore order  before the universe collapses! A fast paced interactive experience for the whole family every Thursday and Sunday - great for kids and adults! Details: $6 per person Each round runs approx. 1 hour depending on your group. Rounds begin at 11am and 12pm Walk-ins welcome, but be prepared to wait for the next experience to begin. Please call 204-943-2835 or reserve@dalnavertmuseum.ca to book your…

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Sarasvàti Productions Season Launch

August 3, 2018 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Saddlery on Market, 114 Market Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P4 Canada
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Free

Sarasvàti Productions will be launching its 18th theatrical season in Winnipeg with the theme Reimagining… and we’re having an event to celebrate! You can join in on the fun on August 3rd at 7:00pm at The Saddlery on Market (114 Market Ave). Feel free to stay for the evening or pop by as part of First Fridays in the Exchange. The night will include sneak peeks and excerpts of the unique and exciting events patrons can look forward to in…

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Beauty And The Beast

August 14, 2018 at8:00 pm - August 30, 2018 at10:30 pm
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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$39 – $65

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton   "Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the…

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I Trace You You Trace Me

August 17, 2018 - August 20, 2018

Weather Parade dance theatre presents I Trace You You Trace Me With a cast ranging in age from five to fifty five, "I Trace You You Trace Me" investigates and celebrates the dynamics of intergenerational relationships. August 17-19, 2018 University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film Friday 7PM Saturday 2PM + 7PM Sunday 2PM Tickets available at the door Cash only Adults $15/ Kids $5/ 5 and under free For more information email: weatherparadedancetheatre@gmail.com or call: Ali Robson @ 204-990-1551. Weather Parade…

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September 2018

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance

September 15, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Sarasvati Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! September 15th-22nd, 2018 Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street) FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003. What started as a small, grassroots festival to showcase women playwrights quickly grew into a week-long festival featuring female theatre artists from Winnipeg, Canada and the world. Over the years we have developed countless new plays, brought dozens of artists to Winnipeg to share their work and provided…

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Devising from the Real World with Norah Paton

September 16, 2018 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15

In this workshop, participants will learn exercises and strategies for creating devised work. Paton’s style focuses on the real world, hinging on documentary theatre. Using this approach, participants will learn ways to create work by drawing inspiration from their own personal, social, and political worlds. “Devised Theatre” is theatre that has been made, often by the performers, through collaboration and not from a script. In devised theatre practises, the script is only created through the collective, and often is only…

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October 2018

“Home 2.0” Preview

October 11, 2018 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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Sarasvàti Productions presents “Home 2.0”! For bookings and information – http://sarasvati.ca/season/home-2-0/ or call us at 204-586-2236 Sarasvàti Productions presents a preview of our latest school tour, “Home 2.0”! Developed as part of our larger New Beginnings project, this interactive show focuses on youth stories of immigration and resettlement. Its creation was the result of extensive interviews with community members about some of the challenges faced by newcomers in Winnipeg. It will be presented at high schools throughout Manitoba October 15…

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‘Sense and Sensibility’ at RMTC

October 18, 2018 - November 10, 2018
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jane Austen’s romantic novel comes to dazzling life in this spirited adaptation by local playwright Ellen Peterson. Brimming with wit, warmth and wisdom, Sense and Sensibility follows the plight of the downwardly mobile Dashwood sisters. As the family teeters on the edge of financial ruin, Elinor struggles to guide her family down a sensible path while Marianne plunges headlong into love. But in their desperate battle to find both affection and independence, the sisters must negotiate a truce between their…

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Sarasvàti Productions presents”Home 2.0″ at the Millennium Library

October 20, 2018 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St
Winnipeg, manitoba R3C 3P5 Canada
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Sarasvàti Productions presents our latest school tour, “Home 2.0”! "Home 2.0" was created through extensive interviews with community members about displacement and resettlement. This new Forum Theatre piece will share the stories of immigrant and refugee youth who have resettled in Canada, allowing for important dialogue around the challenges of newcomers and ultimately promoting inclusion. The performance is followed by a chance for the audience to intervene and propose solutions to the conflicts in the play. An entertaining and exciting…

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November 2018

‘Vietgone’ at RMTC

November 1, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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In this stylish mash-up, Qui Nguyen uses everything from hip hop to kung fu to tell the story of his parents’ escape to America after the fall of Saigon. Quang is a badass pilot who saved lives during the war, but was forced to leave his family behind. Sexy and strong, Tong is excited to write her own story but finds America isn’t exactly as advertised. Nguyen smashes stereotypes as he shares the pain and triumph of two warriors forced…

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Theatre Projects Manitoba presents: Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte

November 7, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2 Canada
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Details November 7-18, 2018 at the Rachel Browne Theatre - 211 Bannatyne Ave Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 8:00pm no performance: Monday, November 12 Set in Western Canada during the First World War, Mary’s Wedding is the story of a recent English immigrant to Canada and a young farmer’s romance that unfolds through a series of dreamlike memories, punctuated by the innocence of new love, the courage of youth and the cruelty of fate. 2014-2018 marks the Centenary of the…

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805-4821

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018
aceart, 290 McDermot Ave – 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2 Canada
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805-4821 is a trans coming out story. It’s also about the 80,000 words of Facebook messages my best friend and i wrote each other one fall. It’s also about Hamlet and trauma and having a feeling. It’s also about my mom. It’s mostly performed using an overhead projector and it’s mostly performed in silence. Welcome to the movies. Created and performed by Davis Plett, edited by Gislina Patterson. Performances held November 15-18, 8pm nightly at aceartinc.'s The Ugly Gallery, with…

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’ at RMTC

November 22, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After a lifetime of putting off his own plans to help others achieve their dreams, George Bailey becomes rooted in Bedford Falls. One Christmas evening, frustrated and on the brink of ruin, he contemplates the unthinkable. It’s up to a good-natured angel named Clarence to show George how his small life has made a big impact. With this fresh take on a classic story, our Mainstage is transformed into a live recording studio during the golden age of radio. Join…

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Mental Health in Theatre Panel

November 25, 2018 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St
Winnipeg, manitoba R3B 2P3 Canada
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In this panel, representatives from Winnipeg’s artistic and mental health communities will speak to the challenges facing mental health in theatre. Topics include staying motivated, avoiding burnout, maintaining safe spaces in rehearsals, and discussing what resources are available for artists. Join us on November 25 for a panel discussion about how to balance self-care with a career in the arts. Admission is by donation. To RSVP, contact Daphne at associate@sarasvati.ca or call 204-586-2236. Moderator: Taylor Demetrioff Panelists include Larry Isacoff,…

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December 2018

Reefer Madness

December 6, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Inspired by the original 1936 cult film of the same name, this outrageous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria cased when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil music, sex and violence. Don’t miss this musical marijuana satire complete with munchies.

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Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play

December 13, 2018 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$17 – $30

An enduring Christmas favourite, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of a New York City department store Santa who claims to be the real Santa Claus. At Dalnavert, you can experience this timeless story in classic 1940s radio play style, complete with live music, and foley art! Guests can look forward to performances from local talent such as Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis from the Winnipeg Improv Festival, radio personalities Terry MacLeod and Ron Robinson, and Brad Oswald from…

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Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play

December 14, 2018 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$17 – $30

An enduring Christmas favourite, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of a New York City department store Santa who claims to be the real Santa Claus. At Dalnavert, you can experience this timeless story in classic 1940s radio play style, complete with live music, and foley art! Guests can look forward to performances from local talent such as Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis from the Winnipeg Improv Festival, radio personalities Terry MacLeod and Ron Robinson, and Brad Oswald from…

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Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play

December 15, 2018 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$17 – $30

An enduring Christmas favourite, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of a New York City department store Santa who claims to be the real Santa Claus. At Dalnavert, you can experience this timeless story in classic 1940s radio play style, complete with live music, and foley art! Guests can look forward to performances from local talent such as Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis from the Winnipeg Improv Festival, radio personalities Terry MacLeod and Ron Robinson, and Brad Oswald from…

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January 2019

‘Matilda the Musical’ at RMTC

January 10 - February 2
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Matilda’s parents don’t understand her. At all. Her school life is no picnic under the iron rule of the frightful Miss Trunchbull. Armed with a vivid imagination and razor-sharp intellect, this delightfully defiant little girl resolves to change her destiny. Winner of more than 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Roald Dahl’s cheeky salute to the power of the underdog has won over seven million people of all ages. Featuring irresistible music, whip-smart lyrics and the wild genius…

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‘A Doll’s House’ at RMTC

January 31 - February 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Henrik Ibsen’s realist masterpiece resonates more than a century after the debut of Nora Helmer, whose bourgeois illusions are shattered by the realization that she’s merely a doll in her own home. Nora is so hopelessly devoted to her husband Torvald that she will do anything to save his life. When the blackmailer threatens to reveal all, Nora must decide how far she’ll go to protect her family. A story of great love, deceit and discovery, A Doll’s House broke…

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February 2019

‘887’ at RMTC

February 8 - February 10
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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A Canadian theatre legend gets personal. Robert Lepage explores individual and collective memory in a visually stunning, evocative and unforgettable new show. An internationally celebrated artist known for breaking boundaries, Lepage’s mastery transcends genre with credits in theatre, film, ballet and opera. In high demand as a creative visionary, Lepage has designed productions for Cirque du Soleil and directed two tours for musician Peter Gabriel. After premiering at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, 887 wowed audiences on a worldwide…

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‘A Doll’s House – Part 2’ at RMTC

February 21 - March 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The door slam heard around the world still echoes when a liberated Nora returns home after 15 years. In his daring sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Lucas Hnath takes a modern approach to continue a shocking conversation. Faced with unexpected trouble, Nora is forced to ask for her ex-husband’s help, but it becomes clear that her salvation must come at his expense. As the threat of disgrace looms once again, they both must decide what they are willing to sacrifice…

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‘Made in Italy’ at RMTC

February 28 - March 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn between his father’s deep Italian roots and the desire to adapt to his new country, Francesco Mantini fights his way to a new identity, with John Travolta as his model. Will the family bond survive Francesco’s rise to fame as Frank Martin? In this funny and charming one-man play, the journey from…

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March 2019

Pippin The Musical – Reimagined!

March 7 - March 16
Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3 Canada
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From the composer of WICKED, Pippin is the tony award winning musical which chronicles one man’s journey in search of greatness. This provocative reimagining, will take you on a journey through the darkest parts of human experience, into the great unknown. Innovative design and gritty orchestrations accompanied by some of Winnipeg’s top performers will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Cabaret of Monologues

March 9
$15

Join us on March 9 at 4 pm or 8 pm to see our full line-up of this year’s International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues – Here I Am! A teenage girl comes out to her family, a woman fights to go to the moon, a spoken word artist challenges stereotypes… all these pieces and many more will be featured during our 2019 Cabaret! In total, an array of nine unique stories will be featured in March as Sarasvàti Productions will again…

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TPM presents: Dragonfly by Lara Rae

March 14 - March 24
Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2 Canada
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$15 – $27

In this original and poetic new work, Lara Rae tells the raw and heartfelt story of her half century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Two actors, one male, one female, illuminate the inner life of a trans woman from her Scottish childhood in the 1960’s to the present day. Matching our inside to our outside is always hard. For trans people it’s often a matter of life and death. Stripping away the visual cues that both define and imprison transgender…

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Kidoons in association with Theatre Calgary and the 20K Collective presents ‘BOOM X’

March 21 - April 13
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After making an impact with the multimedia hit BOOM, the inimitable Rick Miller is back with BOOM X. Playing more than 100 characters, Rick takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the Internet was starting to dominate our lives. Some famous BOOM characters make appearances. (Spoiler alert: Lennon gets shot, Reagan gets elected.) Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Hold onto your seat as…

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April 2019

‘John’ at RMTC

April 4 - April 20
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jenny and Elias are taking their crumbling relationship on a tour of Civil War sites, in the hope that a few days in a Gettysburg bed and breakfast will bring them together again. Their quirky hostess is a collector of countless fondly displayed objects, each representing some ghost or memory. The old dear’s treasures may soothe or haunt, depending on one’s state, and the player piano can take on an alarming life of its own at 2:00 in the morning.…

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May 2019

Seven Visions: Reconciliation Through Theatre

May 4 - May 9

Sarasvàti Productions is proud to present a public project launch of Seven Visions - Reconciliation Through Theatre! We invite you to join us for an artistic presentation and conversation. Saturday, May 4 at 2pm Tuesday, May 7 at 1pm Wednesday, May 8 at 10am Thursday, May 9 at 7pm Featuring: A staged reading of the play OUR HOME and native land by Jo MacDonald and directed by Heidi Malazdrewich An installation artwork by Jaime Black Community discussion Refreshment Admission to…

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Red Earth – One Trunk Theatre

May 8 - May 18
Praire Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Avenue 3rd Floor
Winnipeg, Canada
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$20 – $30

A One Trunk Theatre production presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba in partnership with Prairie Theatre Exchange. May 8-18, 2019 Venue: Prairie Theatre Exchange As earth self-destructs, we witness the final effort of the human species’ survival: three astronauts sent to start over on Mars. Each has their own reason for accepting the mission, none are prepared for the consequences that await them on the red planet. A graphic novel on stage – this is a story of legacy, discovery and…

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‘The Cottage’ at RMTC

May 13 - June 5
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Randall is a free-thinking, commitment-averse dreamer who might be cheating on her banker boyfriend with the local handyman. Middle-aged Bennet longs for his teenage years, and it shows. Matty won a bit of money, quit his job and has been riding the freedom highway ever since. One thing these siblings have in common is their love for the family cottage. Their ailing mother has given them the weekend to decide what to do with the cottage after she’s gone, and…

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June 2019

Number 12 – presented by Number 12 Theatre Company

June 4 - June 16
Colin Jackson Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Portage Place-Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
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$15 – $20

NUMBER 12 A world premiere of a new play. Written and acted by Nancy Drake Directed by Rhea Nelken Produced by Linda Olson “Number 12” is a narrative play that tells the story of a miner, his wife and family in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Margaret Campbell shares the trials, tribulations and exultation of life in a mining town. Tickets General - $20.00 Students - $15.00 Tickets available at number-12.eventbrite.com or at the door. Dates June 4-7 at…

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Songs in the Key of Cree: Lynx Lamour Goes to Nashville

June 13 at8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$25

Lynx Lamour Goes to Nashville is a new country and western musical written and composed by acclaimed Cree playwright Tomson Highway. The show is about Lynx Lamour, a young Cree woman from sub-Arctic Manitoba, who goes out into the world to sing her heart out. Against all odds, she achieves her dreams. The world falls in love and will never be the same. This project is being developed over the course of three years (2018-2020) through a series of theatre residencies, First Nations community engagements, and artistic and…

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Strike! The Musical

June 18 - June 28
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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Old World hatreds collide with New World ambitions in STRIKE! THE MUSICAL, an epic story of courage, passion and hope on a collision course with power. It’s 1919. Brisbane, Seattle, Barcelona – workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say “No” to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, the “Chicago of the North,” the entire city shuts down for six weeks and becomes the nation’s battleground for the democratic dream. Mike Sokolowski and…

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July 2019

Strike! The Musical

July 2 - July 5
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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Old World hatreds collide with New World ambitions in STRIKE! THE MUSICAL, an epic story of courage, passion and hope on a collision course with power. It’s 1919. Brisbane, Seattle, Barcelona – workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say “No” to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, the “Chicago of the North,” the entire city shuts down for six weeks and becomes the nation’s battleground for the democratic dream. Mike Sokolowski and…

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Fringe: Dion Arnold: How I Killed My Nan

July 17 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

Let me explain... Multi-talented comedian, writer, actor, storyteller Dion Arnold jokes and jests openly and honestly about this socially condemnable topic in this deeply personal, yet astoundingly relatable comedy. “The perfect person to do a performance such as this.” - ThisIsRadelaide (AU) “A wicked sense of humour.. No-holds-barred attitude.” - TheatreView (NZ) 5 STARS - MMMedia (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Brilliant storytelling." - WAF (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Profoundly funny." - Fringe World (AU) “Sure to ruffle a few feathers..”…

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Fringe: Diary of a Monster Kid

July 17 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

In 1979, a 10-year-old boy in suburban Winnipeg discovered Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and became obsessed with the ghouls and creatures within. A “monster kid” was born! Soon this “horrormaniac” was on a quest to acquire a Horror Make-Up Kit from a novelty shop so he could win a costume contest that would help him win the affections of a girl at school. Oh, the horror! From the company that brought you Lester Gets KISSed (5 STARS – CBC…

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Fringe: Alabama Monster

July 17 at8:00 am - July 28 at5:00 pm
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$10 – $12

Where the Wild Things Scar. A multi-award-winning supernatural solo show about inherited traits, claws and all. In a decaying island town, a young boy confronts family legacy and creatures beyond the fence line in this otherworldly, lightning-lit, monster survival tale. WINNER - BEST OF FEST - Cincy Fringe 2018 WINNER - Top Ten Shows of 2018 - Cincinnati Enquirer CRITICS PICK - CityBeat: “Vivid imagery and tactile wordplay” CRITICS PICK - Behind The Curtain: “An engaging, thought-provoking and genuinely funny…

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Fringe: The WALK IN THE SNOW: the true story of Lise Meitner

July 18 - July 28
Creative Manitoba Classroom, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S8 Canada
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$12

Physicist, fugitive, pioneer. On Christmas Eve 1938, two refugees from the Nazis walk out into the Swedish snow. Sat on a tree trunk, they make a shocking scientific discovery. And the world changes forever. From the creator of The Inventor of All Things: 5 STARS CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, Edmonton Journal How did a shy Austrian, who graduated high school at 23, open so many doors and achieve so much? Jem Rolls tells the life of a remarkable and forgotten…

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My Frozen Heart: A Comic Tragedy

July 18 - July 27
One88, 188 Princess St. - 2nd Fl
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1L2 Canada
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$12

Sarah Beau-DeMers, a “female filmmaker” from small-town Ontario, will stop at nothing to make her film, a definitely-not autobiographical coming-of-age film. But after a series of compromises, she'll be forced to choose between the people she loves and the film she was born to make. From the writer behind Clink and The Bar Scene Winner of the 2013 Bertsinger Award Sunday, July 21 is a Relaxed Performance welcoming audience members who need a relaxed sensory experience. Production changes reduce light…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Three Little Pigs

July 25 - August 23

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A retelling of the well-known fairy tale incorporating music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on "huff-proof, puff-proof" home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading…

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August 2019

Into the Light: Sarasvati Productions’ Season Launch 2019/2020

August 2 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Saddlery on Market, 114 Market Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P4 Canada
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Free

Gear up for another exciting theatre season by being the first to hear about Sarasvàti Productions exciting line-up, watch live theatre previews, and indulge in complimentary doughnuts from Oh Doughnuts.

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Dido/Aeneas

August 16 - August 23
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1Y8 Canada
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Can love survive the cruelty of high school politics? Purcell’s classic opera Dido and Aeneas is paired with Canadian composer James Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido to create a fascinating double bill that explores both sides of this tragic love story. Performed in the gymnasium at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, our production puts the famous couple in a modern high school environment where their relationship is threatened by bullying and gossip. Sung in English  Composed by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe  Librettos…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Triumph of Truth and Time

August 17 - August 24
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Can roses exist without thorns? Conceived by General Manager Brendan McKeen, this Handel oratorio comes to life in the cre8ery gallery. Torn between a life of frivolity or altruism, Beauty's fate depends on the decisions she is about to make. Will she choose pleasure or purpose? Sung in Italian with English Dialogue  Composed by G. F. Handel Libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili  Adapted by Brendan McKeen August 17, 22, 24 All performances at 7:30pm  Performance is 95 minutes long including…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Lost Voices

August 18 - August 21
La Cathedrale de St Boniface, 180 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7 Canada
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Lost Voices Conceptualized by MUO's Artistic Director Brenna Corner, Lost Voices brings MUO audiences back to La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface. Ushered throughout the cathedral, audiences will travel in small groups through a century of history as singers share stories about Hamlet's Ophelia, Mary Magdalene, and 18th-century Mexican soprano Angela Peralta, to name just a few. Audience sizes are limited to 20 maximum per tour to create the most intimate show of the year!    August 18 (1:30pm, 4pm) and 21 (7:30pm) La…

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September 2019

No Change in the Weather – A Newfoundland Musical

September 11 - September 14
Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, 711 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 0P7 Canada
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$49

No Change in the Weather takes some of the finest Newfoundland songs, and combines them with traditional sounds and instruments, memorable characters, and a conclusion that turns the province’s past on his head, all working together to create a once in a lifetime theatre experience. The show takes place in God’s Back Pocket, where family and friends have gathered together on a wet and foggy night for the wake of their beloved matriarch. It’s a time to revisit their past,…

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October 2019

Bang Bang

October 3 - October 19
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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When a black female police officer shoots an unarmed young black man, a white playwright uses this event as inspiration for his hit play soon to be adapted into a movie. But will he stay true to the facts? As Hollywood comes knocking, he decides to make a surprise visit to the officer to avoid media backlash. Filled with tension and suspense, Kat Sandler’s thought-provoking take on race and culture will have you questioning the meaning behind the phrase “based…

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The Art of Reconciliation Fundraiser

October 23 at6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2A7 Canada
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$50

Please join us for The Art of Reconciliation, an evening with award-winning multi-media artist KC Adams. A fundraising evening and dinner featuring a special 1491 menu, cash wine bar and award-winning, multi-media We are excited to present this unique event that ties into our current work, but also allows folks to gather for an inspiring talk over wonderful food. About KC Adams KC Adams is a Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Adams…

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November 2019

The Color Purple

November 1 - November 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Experience the joy of humanity in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s enduring tale of the American South. Told she was worthless, Celie discovers her strength and rises above indignity with grace. With quiet resolve, this unlikely heroine lifts up others – even those who tried to take everything from her. Journey with Celie as she forges improbable friendships, dares to love and inspires those around her with humility and compassion. Soaring on the notes of a soul-raising Grammy-winning score…

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Sex & SexAbility

November 8 - November 9
$10 – $20

It’ll be an evening of stand-up comedy, musical theatre, mime, sketch comedy, poetry, multimedia, and more! Showcasing the daring and delicious work of performers with disabilities, Sex and Sex Ability will give you a whole new understanding of sexy! With our extra-ordinary bodies and brains, we create extraordinary work. Returning favourites include comedians Dianna Rasing and Mitch Krohn (a.k.a. Strokes of Genius), and the fabulous Deaf mime troupe 100 Decibels (Joanna Hawkins, Christopher De Guzman and Jordan Sangalang), whose work…

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