Nora Helmer is a simple woman; she likes sweets, loves her children and is devoted to her husband, Torvald. Underneath Nora’s unassuming demeanour lies a woman whose strength, once discovered, shocked nineteenth-century society to the core. Ibsen, one of the most influential playwrights of his time, brings us a story that urges us all to find the joy inside ourselves.
Shatter by Trina Davies
December 6, 2017 – December 16, 2017
Director: Josh Languedoc
Anna MacLean’s eye has been turned by all the handsome soldiers roaming about the streets of her hometown of Halifax. She feels the promise of something great is lingering on the horizon for her. Those feelings are as fleeting as a dream. With Anna’s mother, her best friend, Elsie Schultz are thrown into chaos when their world explodes around them. Based around the events of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, Davies’ intense and thought-provoking work paints a haunting portrait of the aftermath of tragedy.
The Women by Clare Boothe Luce
February 7, 2018 – February 17, 2018
Director: Catherine Wenschlag
In an era when a woman’s happiness was considered to be her husband and children, Clare Boothe Luce delivers a comedy/drama that proves that women aren’t always the sum of their parts. Mary Haines, a happy and wealthy socialite is content to live in her bubble of affluence and privilege. That bubble threatens to be popped when Sylvia Fowler, Mary’s best friend, discovers scandalous news about Mary’s husband. Who will emerge unscathed?
Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale
April 4, 2018 – April 14, 2018
Director: Laura Ly
A moving and eye opening play about four young women fighting for their right to receive an education during the era of women’s suffrage. As they battle against prejudice and gender inequality, these young women deal with a lack of bathroom facilities, their baffled and rude male counterparts, and even burning effigies. Set in Victorian England, against the backdrop of Cambridge’s Girton College, will these “blue stockings” be allowed to graduate?
From Cradle to Stage: An Evening of New Works
May 14, 2018 – May 19, 2018
Join Walterdale for a night of new work written by local Edmonton playwrights. Plays running 45-60 minutes will be considered. New, unproduced work can be submitted to Walterdale for consideration. Playwrights selected for the festival will work closely with a dramaturg and will workshop their production or piece on the Walterdale stage.
Next to Normal – Books & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
July 4, 2018 – July 14, 2018
Director: Bethany Hughes
Music Director: Sally Hunt
Diana Goodman is just a regular suburban mother. A closer look reveals that Diana is struggling with bipolar disorder, an illness that seems to be worsening. This rock musical explores the impact that Diana’s illness has on her and her family as she attempts to navigate her life. This 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner tackles mental illness, trauma, loss and the meaning of family.
Subscriptions and Single Tickets will be on sale through Tix on the Square on April 24th, 2017.
$20 – Adult
$18 – Senior
$15 – Walterdale member
The first Thursday of every run is 2-for-1 Thursday (at the door only!)
Group rates are available and vary according to the size of your group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.