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Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work

March 31 - April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
April 6 - 7 at 7:30 p.m. (Matthews Theatre)
April 8 - 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Festival Pass*: $20 - Single Day Ticket: $10
*Festival Passes are available at the door only.

This annual student festival offers a wide range of performances, extending from staged readings by graduate level playwrights to complete one act plays by some of the world’s most respected playwrights.

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Plays and Presentations

Stockholm, by Bryony Lavery
Treading a fine line between tenderness and cruelty, Stockholm reveals a relationship unraveling. Todd & Kali inhabit a stream of consciousness place. It’s a place with its own very special language, rules and rituals. There, Kali and Todd are safe from outside judgments. If only they were safe from each other.
Reeve Theatre: March 31, April 1 (noon), April 2 and April 4 - Contains strong language and adult themes

The Real Inspector Hound, by Tom Stoppard
The Real Inspector Hound examines the relationship between theatre and life. The play starts with two critics, Moon and Birdboot, watching an Agatha-Christie-style whodunit. As they critique the play, they are drawn further into the world of the play, until the line between performance and reality is blurred.
Reeve Theatre: April 1, April 2 (noon), April 3 and April 4

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare
Prince Pericles, looking for a princess to wed, angers his powerful neighbour, Antiochus. This sets him on a marine adventure to protect his people. His great quest will bring him the love he seeks, but fate will test him to see if he is worthy of his great destiny.
Reeve Theatre: April 8 -11

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love, confusion, and marriage. It focuses on three parallel stories: the journey of two sets of lovers in a magical forest, the Fairies and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke.
Reeve Theatre: April 8 -11

The Energetic Ensemble… A Presentation of Creative Theatrical Practices
DRAM 493 has been exploring the vital energy inherent in theatrical and artistic performance. We have been moving in space through Suzuki exploration and using styilized conventions such as puppetry and mask.
Reeve Theatre: April 8 -11

FREE Events: Staged Reading and Special Presentation

Polonius and His Children, by Anna MacAlpine
After their deaths in Hamlet, Polonius, Ophelia and Laertes re-encounter each other in the afterlife. Secrets that were once deeply buried begin to arise as father, daughter and brother attempt to reconcile their pasts as they wander through the shadowy world they now inhabit.
Reeve Theatre: March 31 and April 2

Waiting Room, by James Wade
When Matt tells his wife, Jordan, he doesn’t believe in God anymore he accidentally starts an experiment with consequences neither could expect.
Reeve Theatre: April 1 and 3

Can’t Cross A Bridge, by Sherryl Melnyk
Velma hasn’t seen or heard from her daughter, Lizzy, for 16 years. A surprise call from an RCMP officer informs Velma that her daughter has returned. Their reunion, however, does not turn out the way Velma had envisioned. Reconnecting with Lizzy will take more courage than Velma ever thought she could gather.
F.R. Matthews Theatre: April 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.

The Day The Beatles Broke Uppart of DRAM 493, instructed by Peter Balkwill
What really happened on the day the Beatles broke up? How was the weather? What did a Beatles fangirl have for breakfast? What song played on the radio? What did an artist draw that day?
If I could travel through time, I would like to sit silently in the park across Abbey Road, accompanied by a tame cow named Prudence.
Reeve Theatre: March 31 – April 4