2024/2025 Theatre Season Announcement

We are thrilled to unveil our upcoming 2024/2025 theatrical season, featuring an array of transportive and captivating plays that promise to entertain. Curated by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students, this season’s productions creatively and playfully explore our roles in our communities, families, and the world. This season also highlights the talents of the department’s exceptional students and three of the city’s finest professional directors. Season tickets and individual show tickets are now available to purchase online. 



The Very Book Indeed

by Paul Budra
Directed by Moya O’Connell
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 20-30, 2024 

It is 1621. Shakespeare’s been dead for seven years. Two passionate thespians struggle to assemble and print the First Folio, the original anthology of Shakespeare’s plays. In this referential work, pinnacle scenes from Shakespearean classics, such as As You Like It, Macbeth, and King Lear, are woven into the birth of the First Folio with charm, wit, and misadventure. 

The Arsonists 

by Max Frisch
Translated by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Stephen Heatley Telus Studio Theatre at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
January 29–February 8, 2025 

The town is plagued by acts of arson, yet upstanding businessman and model citizen Biedermann remains unperturbed. Ever the hospitable host, he welcomes two new guests into his home. He’s so accommodating, he even helps them store drums of gasoline in his attic and offers them a light. Originally written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists is a timely political satire about the cost of complacency. 

The Last of the Pelican Daughters 

by The Wardrobe Ensemble
Directed by Fay Nass
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 19–29, 2025 

A year after their mother’s death, the four Pelican sisters return to the family home to celebrate her memory and squabble over dividing the house. Armed with bottles of prosecco and Mum’s original birthday cake recipe, childhood stories, long-held gripes, and hidden desires bubble to the surface. Devised by the UK-based collective The Wardrobe Ensemble, The Last of the Pelican Daughters is an irreverent and darkly funny exploration of inheritance, loss, and sisterly solidarity.