The Boardmore Theatre’s 49th Season of Plays (2019/2020) is proud to present the following plays:
Please click on a play listed above or keep scrolling to learn more. We can’t wait to have you join us.
November 19 to 24, 2019
By Steven Dietz, from the novel by Bram Stoker Directed by Matt Campbell
This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances – in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.
January 21 to 26, 2020
By Sheldon Currie Directed by Todd Hiscock
From the author of “Margaret’s Museum” comes this all-too-human comedy of unrequited love. From her wedding day until the day her son leaves for university, Liza lives with sensible Lauchie while pining for his reckless identical twin brother, Rory. In a series of scenes from Liza’s life, Currie evokes an entire east-coast town and keeps us laughing while subtly illuminating the poignancy in the situation. The play’s two actors switch characters at a dizzying pace–playing parents, siblings, children, priests, nuns–to weave the tale of a warm and tightly-knit family coming to terms with the meaning of love and loyalty.
February 11 to 16, 2020
By Charlie Rhindress Directed by Carolyn Dunn
Upon hearing that her father has had a lung removed Maggie returns home to the Maritimes. She finds her proud father still working in a mine that closed two years ago, her brother Donnie “working” at the video lotto and her wheelchair bound grandmother unable to speak anything but the “old language.” This is the other side of Black Harbour and The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum. Nominated for best new play at the 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards.
April 27 to May 3, 2020
By David S. Craig Directed by Lindsay Thompson
Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it? Filled with spectacle and wondrous other-worldly creatures, this beautiful tale of the trials of childhood and the triumph of creativity will delight and inspire the whole family.