Welcome to our 2019/20 Season! This year we are looking at the Gymnastics of theatre, presenting four shows that are highly theatrical and can only be done in the theatre. All have amazing performances that require incredible skills in a number of areas and will wow audiences with their magnificence! The best live entertainment has to offer and a 26th season audiences in Prince George will be bound to remember.
– Jack Grinhaus, Artistic Director
Dracula: The Bloody Truth
by John Nicholson and Le Navet Bete.
Happy Halloween! A hysterical and thrilling comedy perfect for the season! Bram Stoker’s Dracula may be 122 Years old this year but Professor Abraham Van Helsing, MD, D.Ph., D.Litt, of Amsterdam has come to tell you how much of a lie that book was. He has put together a theatrical performance, along with three amateur actors he hired, to warn you about the dangers of vampires and how to deal with one if the situation arises. A laugh out loud riot you can really sink your teeth into!!!
Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Story
Story by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Five actors, ten instruments, and over 30 songs played live that tell the amazing true life story of Johnny Cash through song. This Broadway musical hit includes hits like Jackson, Walk the Line, I’ve Been Everywhere, Man in Black, A Boy Named Sue, Thing Called Love and the hit title song Ring of Fire! A rock, gospel, and country sensation you do not want to miss! Get tickets while you can, because this one’s going sell fast when The Man Comes to Town!
Isitwendam (An Understanding)
by Meegwun Fairbrother and Co-Created by Jack Grinhaus.
Originally started at Theatre NorthWest, as part of our 2017 Presentation Series, this play comes to Prince George fresh off its world premiere in Toronto. An amazing performance by CBC TV’s Burden of Truth star Meegwun Fairbrother, taking on nine roles, with an amazing digital and video design that will leave you in awe! When Brendan White, a half Ojibway, half-white, young man is hired by Aboriginal Affairs to discredit a Residential School survivor’s claim his whole world is turned upside down. Uplifting, powerful, and often humorous, this one person performance is truly virtuosic!
Stones in His Pocket
by Marie Jones.
Winner of the 2001 Olivier award for Best New Comedy and nominated for Three Tony Awards. This hysterical comedy, penned by the same playwright as TNW’s 2016’s hit comedy Fly Me to the Moon, tells the tale of a Hollywood film that is being shot in a small town in Ireland and the extras and others involved in the shooting. Two actors take on fifteen roles in this fast-paced comedy about the obsessions with celebrities and movie making. This will take your breath away and you will laugh all the way home!
PRESENTATION SERIES : Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch
By Eileen Spinelli, adapted by Chris McGregor
Mr. Hatch leads a colourless, ordered life, until one Valentine’s Day, he receives a candy-filled heart with the note “somebody loves you”. This heart-warming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a dreary existence. Join Mr. Hatch as he searches for his secret admirer and enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!