Professional Theatre presents The Oresteia
From Feb. 1 to 11, the third-year students of the Professional Theatre Department 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 Feb. 1, 3 and 9.
Macbeth on now through Nov. 26
The Professional Theatre Department is excited to present Macbeth, directed by Stefanie Buxton and performed by the third-year graduating students. This chilling tale of ambition is now on through Nov. 26.
“Shakespeare has a way of communicating with us that will never get old. The images he uses always connect to the way we feel and the actions we do,” says Nathan McDonald, who plays Macduff in the production.
“The work we did as an ensemble brings forth the idea of how people fight for and with each other. I hope people can see a bit of our essence as a group of performers,” says Jeanne Potvin who plays the third witch.
Tickets for Dawson faculty, staff and students are $5.
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Peter and the Starcatcher
The Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College is proud to present Peter and the Starcatcher. Directed by Jonathan Monro and performed by the second-year students, this adaptation of Peter Pan features music and 12 actors playing many unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
OPENS TONIGHT: Wednesday, Sept 21 and runs through Sept. 24 with performances at 8 p.m. at the Dawson Theatre (on Atwater near de Maisonneuve)
Pay what you can: cash donations to the Theatre Department are accepted at the door.
Peter and the Starcatcher Sept. 21-24
The second-year students in the Professional Theatre Department are proud to present Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, directed by Jonathan Monro. This Tony-award-winning play is an adaptation of Peter Pan, and is a thrilling adventure about love and friendship. Featuring music, singing, and a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
The play is being performed Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. at Dawson's Theatre. Pay What You Can: Cash donations at the door.
DAWSON PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM 2022-2023 SEASON Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, directed by Jonathan Monro Dates: Wednesday September 21 to Saturday September 24 Showtime: 8 pm Price: Pay what you can Collaborators by John Hodge, directed by Matt Holland Dates: Wednesday October 5 to Saturday October 8 Showtime: 8 pm Price: Pay…
The Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College is proud to present After Fuenteovejuna, adapted by the third-year students with writer Sarah Lotfi and directed by Stéphane Zarov with Movement Direction by Mila Thé. Originally performed in 17th-century Spain, this classic theatre includes clowning, music, dance and storytelling. When the small town of Fuenteovejuna is terrorized by a military commander, the women of the town band together to seek revenge. This modern retelling includes music composted by third year students Reagan Prum, Brianna Rodrigues, Noah Moorcroft and Andréas Sandoval Chaidoullina
Content warnings: sexual assault, sexual violence, swearing. Wed May 4-Saturday May 7.
Entry fee for Dawson employees and students = $5.
Photography and filming is not allowed.
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Third-year Theatre students star in After Fuenteovejuna
The Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College is proud to present After Fuenteovejuna, adapted by the third-year students with writer Sarah Lotfi and directed by Stéphane Zarov. Originally performed in 17th-century Spain, this classic theatre includes clowning, music, dance and storytelling, with some audience interaction.
Content warnings: sexual assault, sexual violence, swearing. The show runs April 25 - May 7. Entry fee for Dawson employees and students = $5
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Second-year Theatre students star in Chaos
Second-year students of Dawson's Professional Theatre Program are presenting Chaos by Laura Lomas, directed by Stefanie Buxton.
Chaos is a series of interconnected stories, where characters search for meaning in the modern world. British playwright Laura Lomas says, "I was thinking about how I felt as a young person and how the world felt. The word "chaos" kept springing out of that. I wanted to write something in the gesture of that Chaos, as a celebration of it. ... I didn't want it to make sense, but I did want it to feel alive - all the ways I remember feeling as a teenager."
Chaos runs March 23-26 at 8 p.m. and is PWYW (pay-what-you-want) at the door. Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite; click on Read More link.
Last Modified: January 25, 2023