Another stellar season at the newly renovated Prairie Theatre Exchange is upon us and SCENE is giving away a fabulous prize package featuring tickets for the entire season.
Starting on October 13th and running until October 30th, the new season at Prairie Theatre Exchange kicks off with BINGO!, a play about a 30th high school reunion in Cape Breton by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor.
MacIvor was never able to attend his high-school reunion and that was a big inspiration for BINGO! Bob Metcalfe, Prairie Theatre Exchange's Artistic Director, was also unable to attend his high-school reunion, however this did not stop him from sharing a story with Keran Sanders about his former classmates ending up in a boathouse after their reunion drinking vodka and Tang. And this is the kind of story we are looking for.
You can hear the interview with Bob Metcalfe below. In it, he outlines the great upcoming season at Prairie Theatre Exchange which includes these fine, fine plays.
From November 17th until December 4th you can catch Rick Chafe's The Secret Mask: a comedic tale of retribution between a son and the father who abandoned him as a child.
Over the holiday season, from December 21st to January 4th, 2012, it's all about the kids. Be sure to check out Robert Munsch's tales brought to life on stage as Debbie Patterson adapts a number of the beloved children author's tales under the title of The Three Munchketeers.
The new year will bring Lost: A Memoir by Cathy Ostlere & Dennis Garnhum. The play revolves around a woman in search of her brother who is lost at sea. It runs from January 19th to February 5th, 2012.
The off-Broadway parody Alter Boyz, featuring music & lyrics by Gary Adler/Michael Patrick Walker, and based upon the book by Kevin Del Aguila, will run from February 23rd to March 11th. The story follows a boy-band trying to bring their fans salvation. It was a Fringe Festival hit in 2010 and director Kayla Gordon returns with the original cast for its run on the PTE stage.
Finally Douglas Bowie's satire Till It Hurts, which centres around a retiring professor who is trying to sum up his life's work in one lecture, runs from March 29th to April 15th.