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The Hothouse Prince
by Stewart Lemoine October 1-17 • PLAYING AT THE BACKSTAGE THEATRE
Originally written for the Citadel’s Teen Festival of the Arts in 1991, and last presented by Teatro in 2000, Stewart Lemoine’s play is an epic adventure of the Russian revolution which presents extraordinary opportunities for exceptional young performers. It tells the tale of the obscure young Prince Dmitri Romanov-Orsk who, expelled from his palace in 1917, makes his way across the world to Paris, then on to rural Ontario, with the aid of three remarkable sisters. The dynamic young Luc Tellier essays the title role, with Kendra Connor in a tour de force as Anya, Elena, and Sonyetka Lazarev. Vincent Forcier leads a supporting cast which includes five splendid newcomers in their Teatro debuts: Mari Chartier, Oscar Derkx, Evan Hall, Cynthia Hicks, and Jayce Mackenzie. Truly, there could be no more apt and thrilling final chapter in our year-long journey through the enticing pleasures of unknown territory. CLICK TO BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Greetings Teatro fans and supporters! 

As everyone surely knows, the coming year will be an unusual, unpredictable, and exciting one for all the artists at our home The Varscona Theatre. We have vacated while our beloved building gets a much needed overhaul/rebuild. We have relocated to a newly created temporary venue in the north end of the ATB Financial Arts Barns- so just a short walk from our current location. The intricacies of scheduling in this new venue mean that our line-up of plays for this season is down to four from last year’s five, but we can promise you a full complement of all that’s best about Teatro. There’ll be plays by Stewart Lemoine- both old and new, plus a classic play from the international repertoire, all performed by the artists of the Teatro ensemble, augmented this year by some very welcome newcomers. 

Here’s what has played already and what’s to come: 

SHOW # 1 
SLEUTH
by Anthony Shaffer May 28- June 13 
A season opener with a difference! Following the success of last season’s Barefoot in the Park, we once again present an internationally renowned classic with a blue chip Teatro cast. Anthony Shaffer’s intricate comic mystery Sleuth hasn’t been seen locally for well over three decades. In this delicious war of wits, a celebrated mystery writer and a flinty young playboy sit down in a country manor house to have a polite conversation about the woman they both profess to love. The escalating confrontations and conflagrations which shortly ensue will have the local constabulary reeling in amazement. Julien Arnold stars as the imperious Andrew Wyke, with Mat Busby as his prey Milo Tindle. There are shocks and surprises galore, and that could hardly be more fitting in a season where we embrace the unexpected. 

SHOW #2 
Saint Albert
by Stewart Lemoine June 18- July 4 
With a title like that, we know you’re already intrigued. Stewart Lemoine’s only new play of the season is a comedy with one foot in this world and several feet in an decidedly more remarkable place. In our province’s fifth largest city, a vivacious and enterprising realtor is faced with an unsellable house and a potential buyer who’s a village of contradictions unto himself. A fitting component of our season of mystery and revelation, Saint Albert asserts that there’s always room for the intangible in the world of real estate. The uproarious trio who comprise the cast are Jeff Haslam, Rachel Bowron, and Briana Buckmaster, making her first Teatro appearance since her sizzling turn as The Adulteress in 2012. PLEASE NOTE: NO SHOWS ON SATURDAY JUNE 20! ADDED SUNDAY MATINEE 2PM JUNE 21.  


SHOW #3 
Hey, Countess!
by Stewart Lemoine August 14-29 
(at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival) 
Holdover performances- August 25-29 
Further embracing the spirit of questing and embracing what’s new, we present as our 2015 Fringe offering a revival of Stewart Lemoine’s Hey, Countess!, not seen since 2006. In this fleetly paced road trip of a play, a lawyer at loose ends with his own life sets out on a surprise transcontinental quest for consumer justice, accompanied by the unruffled assistant manager of a local multiplex cinema. Andrew MacDonald-Smith is the nobly disenfranchised Nick and Mathew Hulshof the affably stalwart Sam. Cheryl Jameson and Davina Stewart play a veritable whirlwind of women who aid, abet, and occasionally impede the fellas on their quest for enlightenment. 

SHOW #4 
The Hothouse Prince
by Stewart Lemoine October 1-17 
Originally written for the Citadel’s Teen Festival of the Arts in 1991, and last presented by Teatro in 2000, Stewart Lemoine’s play is an epic adventure of the Russian revolution which presents extraordinary opportunities for exceptional young performers. It tells the tale of the obscure young Prince Dmitri Romanov-Orsk who, expelled from his palace in 1917, makes his way across the world to Paris, then on to rural Ontario, with the aid of three remarkable sisters. The dynamic young Luc Tellier essays the title role, with Kendra Connor in a tour de force as Anya, Elena, and Sonyetka Lazarev. Vincent Forcier leads a supporting cast which includes five splendid newcomers in their Teatro debuts: Mari Chartier, Oscar Derkx, Evan Hall, Cynthia Hicks, and Jayce Mackenzie. Truly, there could be no more apt and thrilling final chapter in our year-long journey through the enticing pleasures of unknown territory.

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