Meghan Gardiner and Andrew Wheeler in "Gunmetal Blues" (David Cooper)
The 2012-2013 season (PTE's 40th anniversary) is one of the most promising offered up in recent memory.
Prairie Theatre Exchange is coming off a pretty good season - they had critical hits with Daniel MacIvor's Bingo and the premiere of Winnipegger Rick Chafe's new play The Secret Mask, and almost completely sold out their current run of Altar Boyz.
And the good news for PTE fans is that it might get better. The 2012-2013 season (PTE's 40th anniversary) is one of the most promising offered up in recent memory. It includes another local premiere, a timely show from one of Canada's best established playwrights, plus a new play from one of the country's hottest writers. Here's what's coming up:
The Brink by Ellen Peterson (Oct. 11-28): Ellen Peterson, like Rick Chafe, is a member of PTE's Playwrights Unit. This will be the world premiere of her quirky drama about a family fighting to save their business. If it's as successful as Chafe's The Secret Mask, it'll be good news for PTE.
Gunmetal Blues by Scott Wentworth, Craig Bohmler, and Marion Adler (Nov. 15 - Dec. 2): This small-scale musical is a parody of hardboiled film noir. It's a revival of a production that ran at the now-defunct Vancouver Playhouse this past January.