University Players 62nd Season
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
September 25 – October 4, 2020
Come one, come all! You won’t believe your eyes when you enter this world of humour and chaos. As the wedding of Theseus, the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta approaches, four young Athenian lovers are caught up in the tricks of the fairies that inhabit the enchanted forest. Shakespeare’s classic comedy weaves a web of interconnecting plots, blurring the lines of fantasy and reality, and creating a world so magical, it feels like it was all a dream. Ages 14+
by Erin Shields
October 23 – November 1, 2020
A thrilling journey from Heaven to Hell and back. This adaptation of poems by John Milton reimagines the tales of the Bible – how Satan’s fall could be a revolutionary act and how exile from the Garden of Eden makes us rethink male and female relationships. This story of good, evil, and everything in between tells the well-known stories from a modern, feminist perspective. Ages 14+
By Joseph Robinette
November 27 – December 6, 2020
He’s “terrific.” He’s “radiant.” He’s one of the most iconic farm animals in literature. Audiences of all ages will enjoy reliving the story of Wilbur, a pig nervous about what his future holds, and Charlotte, an eight-legged friend who sets out to make Wilbur a pig everyone loves. Come see a childhood favourite of many generations come to life as it explores the themes of innocence and change. A great opportunity to introduce University Players to friends and family members from age 5 to 105.
by Marian de Forest
January 29 – February 7, 2021
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women brings the March women to life, dealing with the American Civil War, the tragedy of death, and the excitement of young love. Follow these four sisters, the conventional Meg, boyish Jo, gentle Beth, and artistic Amy as they grow up through the familiar New England scenes we have all come to know. Ages 9+
Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
February 26 – March 7, 2021
(Hatch Studio Theatre)
Long before Peter Pan came and flew the Darling children to Neverland, a young orphan boy and his friends are shipped off from Victorian England to deliver the magical starstuff to an island where its power can be destroyed. When two conspirators who aim to steal the treasure throw the journey off course, the children wash ashore on a distant island with a magic golden lake. Praised as a masterpiece of creative energy, come see the story of how a lonely orphan boy became the magnificent Peter Pan. Ages 9+
by Peter Shaffer
March 25 – April 11, 2021
In the late 18th Century, composer Antonio Salieri is the most beloved composer of the Austrian Emperor, Joseph II. But when the young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes into the picture, Salieri flies into a jealous rage against Mozart and the God who failed to keep him at the top. On the eve of his death in 1825, Salieri works to convince the audience that he murdered Mozart to ensure his name will live on long past his death. Ages 14+
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