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Tickets on sale now for Henry V

November 6th, 2023

The Professional Theatre Department proudly presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, performed by the graduating actors. This bilingual production, directed by Michael E. Hughes, features dialogue in both French and English.

Admission is $5 for Dawson staff, faculty, researchers, and students. Free previews are available on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14. All shows start at 7:30 PM.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this play! Visit the link to secure your tickets.

Henry The V rehearsals have begun

October 25th, 2023

The third-year students from the Professional Theatre Program have started practicing for Shakespeare's Henry V. This bilingual version is thrilling, featuring both English and French language texts.

The lead role of Henry, affectionately known as Hal, is portrayed by a group of five actors. Here, Henry invades France to rightfully claim his throne. Directed by Michael E. Hughes, the show will run from November 13 to November 25 at 7:30 PM. Ticket sales will begin in November.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEWS will be held on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14.

Dawson students, staff, and faculty can attend for $5, while regular admission is $15 and students/seniors pay $1.

The Professional Theatre Department presents Clue

September 27th, 2023

Up for a murder mystery? The second-year students of the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College will be performing the hit play "CLUE", written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and directed by Jonathan Monro.

"CLUE" is a 1950s murder mystery/comedy play based off the movie, which was based off the board game. The movie first came out in 1985 and took inspiration from the original "CLUE" (named "Cluedo") board game created by the Parker Brothers and released in 1949. The play follows six guests who spend the evening at Boddy Manor after being sent an invitation from an anonymous sender. When the sender is revealed to be the guests' blackmailer, a series of murders takes place. The guests must find out who the murderer is and discover the secrets inside Boddy Manor before the police arrive.

When: Oct. 4 to 7
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Dawson College
Cost: Pay What You Can

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Read more about: Dawson Professional Theatre presents Eurydice Sept. 20-23

Dawson Professional Theatre presents Eurydice Sept. 20-23

September 13th, 2023


Fall 2023 Theatre Season

August 30th, 2023

The Professional Theatre (Acting) Program will be staging three productions this fall:

  • Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Stefanie Buxton (First Studio, Year Two, Group One) Wednesday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM
  • Clue by Jonathan Lynn & Sandy Rustin, directed by Jonathan Monro (Second Studio, Year Two, Group Two) Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 PM
  • Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Michael E Hughes (First Major)  Previews at 7:30 pm Monday and Tuesday Nov. 13 and 14
    • Opening at 7:30 PM Wednesday, Nov. 15
    • Playing at 7:30 PM Nov. 15 to 18 and Nov. 23 - 25
    • Matinées at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 23

For tickets and more info, visit the Dawson Theatre Box Office webpage. Please note that tickets are available on Eventbrite two weeks before a show opens.

Last chance to see The Trial

April 27th, 2023

It's the last week to go see The Trial, presented by the Professional Theatre Program!

Joseph K has been arrested—but for what crime? Adapted from the Kafka novel, the Trial is an absurdist comedy about the bureaucracy of the legal system. Directed by Michael Hughes and performed by the third-year graduating students in their final performance at Dawson.

The ticket price for Dawson students is $5. Faculty enter for free. Use the code “teachers” at the checkout. Tickets are available on their Box Office page.

Professional Theatre Program presents The Trial 

April 19th, 2023

Directed by Michael Hughes, third-year students from the Professional Theatre Department will put on a production of Steven Berkoff’s The Trial from April 24-May 6.

The dark but humourous play, which Berkoff based upon an unfinished novel of the same name written by Franz Kafka in 1914-15, centers around Josef K. A young man who has been arrested and has no idea why. While he is awaiting trial, he attempts to discover what is going on but the more Josef looks into things the deeper and deeper in trouble he finds himself.   

Performance Dates

  • Previews at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25 
  • Opening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 Playing at 8 p.m. April 26 to 29 and May 3 to 6

Tickets will be available on their Box Office page starting next week.

Professional Theatre presents Watching Shadows March 22-25

March 22nd, 2023

The disappearance of Rakel, a young Norwegian girl, while on an exchange trip to Italy sends her friends and family into a whirlwind of emotions. As the days pass and the tension rises, they are faced with unknown emotions and grief, all reacting in different ways while confronting the harsh reality of the world they live in. Watching Shadows is performed by the second-year students and directed by Stefanie Buxton.

The play runs from Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. at Dawson's Theatre.

Tickets are free and are available through the link below.

Professional Theatre presents Passage

March 8th, 2023

Passage by Christopher Chen follows the residents of two countries, Country X, which is occupied by Country Y, as they form unlikely friendships. The play investigates colonialism, and mysticism, and asks if friendships can be formed when there is a power imbalance or among warring factions. Inspired by the novel, “A Passage to India.” Passage is performed by second-year students and directed by Matt Enos.

Runs from March 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Oresteia on until Feb. 11

February 8th, 2023

From Feb. 1 to 11, the third-year students of the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College will perform a contemporary adaptation of The Oresteia directed by Leslie Baker.

The Oresteia is one of our oldest surviving theatrical texts, first performed nearly 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. It is composed of three plays which American playwright Ellen McLaughlin has adapted into a single, three-act play, rich with challenging roles for actors. The Oresteia focuses on a family trapped by a cycle of violence, as they seek revenge for their murdered loved ones. The myth of the House of Atreus continues to fascinate audiences, as it investigates the human compulsion toward violence, and the subsequent human desire for revenge. Matinees available tomorrow Feb. 9.

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Last Modified: November 6, 2023


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