John Abbott College unveils its 2019-2020 theatre season

5 student productions to showcase the works of the next generation of artists

The West-Island based training institution proudly announces its new season of shows featuring students from its acting, design and technical programs:


INNOCENCE LOST

Theatre Workshop Production

By Beverley Cooper
Directed by Tracy Leigh Campbell
October 22nd – 26th, 2019

A 12 year old girl murdered. Stephen Truscott, a 14 year old boy, sentenced to hang. A heartbreaking piece of Canadian history that reminds us of the cost of human error, of a flawed judicial system and of the importance of “innocent until proven guilty”.


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

3rd Year Main Stage Professional Theatre Production

By Rick Elice
Directed by Robert Burns
December 5th – 14th, 2019

A prequel to Peter Pan, this coming-of-age adventure story is about how a nameless orphan would become the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Providing the backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook.


THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH

2nd Year Studio Professional Theatre Production

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Terry Donals
December 11th – 14th, 2019

A tender and poetic condemnation of American society and its religious underpinnings. It’s a murder mystery of sorts, written in 1966 and set in a former mining town, population 70, somewhere in the midwest. (mature themes)


MARY POPPINS

Theatre Workshop Production

Music and lyrics by the Sherman brothers, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-directed by Jason Howell and Elisha Conway
March 24th – 28th, 2020

Based on the classic Disney film, be swept away by classic tunes like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, as young Jane and Michael learn many valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way.


STAGE DOOR

3rd & 2nd Year Main Stage Professional Theatre Production

By Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Terry Donald
May 7th – 16th, 2020 

In a boarding house in New York City, several young aspiring stage actresses spend their days trying to keep their hopes alive in the world of live theater, where there are no second takes, where you sink or swim on the wings of what you do in the moment.


Tickets will be available 3 weeks prior to show opening at Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/145375


For more information, visit
www.johnabbott.qc.ca/academics/career-programs/theatre

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2 Comments on John Abbott College unveils its 2019-2020 theatre season

  1. Is there a possibility to buy season ticket for all the shows? I’ve seen some productions in the past years and they are very professional, I enjoyed each and every one of them. Good luck for this season.

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