The 2017/18 Season

SeasonMarquee1-DollsHouseA Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (translation by Michael Meyer)
October 11, 2017 – October 21, 2017
Auditions: July 9 & 10, 2017
Director: Alex Hawkins

There are two protagonists in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House:  Nora Helmer, and Nils Krogstad.  They face a common adversary — society’s casual value judgment based on sentimentality.  Both are guilty of the same crime — fraud by means of forgery.  So is it fair that we see Nora as noble, and Krogstad as a villain?  Is Ibsen making us face our own hypocrisy?  Are Nora and Krogstad, when pressed by desperation, justified in violating the Victorian conventions that have bound them?  Are they right when they choose their new lives of personal freedom at the expense of tradition and custom?

2-ShatterShatter by Trina Davies
December 6, 2017 – December 16, 2017
Auditions: Sept 10 & 11, 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.

3-WomenThe Women by Clare Boothe Luce
February 7, 2018 – February 17, 2018
Auditions: October 15 & 16, 2017
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?

 

4-StockingsBlue Stockings by Jessica Swale
April 4, 2018 – April 14, 2018
Auditions: December 10 & 11, 2017
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?

 

5-CradleFrom Cradle to Stage: An Evening of New Works
May 14, 2018 – May 19, 2018
Auditions: Feb 11 & 12, 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.

 

 

6-N2NNext to Normal – Books & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
July 4, 2018 – July 14, 2018
Auditions: April 8, 9 & 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 May 24th, 2017.

Tickets:

$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 walterdalefoh@gmail.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

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