The University of Alberta's very own theatre company.
Studio Theatre in The Timms Centre is Drama’s laboratory and the Studio Season is simultaneously a site for research, teaching, entertainment, and innovation. Each season brings together a rare combination of artists interacting to create five unique live theatre experiences.
Studio Theatre features the graduating BFA Acting class ensemble in four shows over the year. These productions represent the culmination of their training. Students from the technical and stage management programs work on all five plays, taking advantage of the exceptional teaching opportunities the season provides.
Studio Theatre is a developing ground for the Department’s MFA students and serves to introduce them to the larger Edmonton community. For Drama’s talented faculty, the season offers rich research opportunities. The department also engages the most significant theatre artists in the country to teach and direct our students. This unique mix of professionals, faculty, and students are part of what makes any season of Studio special.
All performances take place at The Timms Centre for the Arts
(112 Street & 87 Avenue) one of the most comfortable, intimate theatres in Edmonton.
2018/19 Season Line-up
BY VERN THIESSEN
OCTOBER 11 - 20, 2018 AT 7:30 PM
PREVIEW OCTOBER 10 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW OCTOBER 14
MATINEE OCTOBER 18 AT 12:30 PM
Two scientists, driven by fear and fame, are pushed to their limits when tasked with embalming former Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin. Based on a true story of deception, scientific achievement and bitter betrayal, Lenin’s Embalmers is both a rollicking comedy and an epic tragedy.
ON THE VERGE
BY ERIC OVERMYER
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 8, 2018
PREVIEW NOVEMBER 28 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW DECEMBER 2
MATINEE DECEMBER 6 AT 12:30 PM
Three Victorian female explorers band together to conquer Terra Incognita, the last and most mysterious of unexplored territories. Lounge singers, trolls and mysterious artifacts mark their whimsical adventure, as each woman strives to determine her individual destiny.
ALL FOR LOVE
BY JOHN DRYDEN
FEBRUARY 7 - 16, 2019
PREVIEW FEBRUARY 6 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW FEBRUARY 10
MATINEE FEBRUARY 14 AT 12:30 PM
This iconic Restoration tragedy depicts the doomed love affair of Antony and Cleopatra, and the struggle between passion and duty. An epic tale of love and honour, All for Love features heroic ideals, betrayal, and the opulence of court and power.
BY WILL ENO
MARCH 28 - APRIL 6, 2019
PREVIEW MARCH 27 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW MARCH 31
MATINEE APRIL 4 AT 12:30 PM
A quirky yet poetic story set in “a small town, like any other small town, located in the middle of the middle.” A handyman meets a pregnant woman, and an unlikely friendship forms through a kinship of spirit. Through the minutiae of everyday experiences, Middletown explores our longing for love, warmth and contact with others.
BY MOIRA BUFFINI
MAY 16 - 25, 2019
PREVIEW MAY 15 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW MAY 19
MATINEE MAY 23 AT 12:30 PM
Set during the Dark Ages but with contemporary overtones, Silence is the tale of Lord Silence of Cumbria who is forced to marry a fiery French noblewoman, Ymma of Normandy. This unlikely pairing exposes a revelation which makes them flee for their lives, and embark on a provocative journey of self-discovery.