A Knight to Remember
february 1-3, 2018
Suncor energy centre for the performing arts
Written and Directed by Diana Moser
Dramaturgy by Justin Shaw
Adventure, magic, betrayal...it all happens here at the King’s feast! Join our hero Eleanor at A Knight to Remember, a deliciously hilarious medieval dinner theatre event featuring Theatre; Just Because in support of Waypoints.
The King gathers his court and subjects together at a feast where he announces that he needs to find a champion to defeat a dragon terrorizing the kingdom. Try as hard as she might, Eleanor isn’t crowned the champion because she is a woman. The celebration of the winning champion is interrupted by the surprise arrival of the dragon at the feast, and everyone, including the new champion, runs away in fear. Eleanor declares she will defeat the dragon and gathers a rag tag team of associates to help her - a powerful sorceress, a mischievous jester, a jolly friar, and a hapless knight. After summoning the dragon, the team discovers a shocking truth about a plot that goes deeper than anyone could have imagined. A Knight to Remember is an adventure packed with larger than life characters, hilarious moments, and audience participation perfect for an unforgettable night of dinner theatre!
dinner theatre fundraiser in support of waypoints
A Kid Summer Night's Dream - Youth Play Production Series
october 2017 - march 2018
Directed by Justin Shaw
Our 2017 - 2018 Youth Play Production is for youth in grades 6-9, and it will be a series of workshops and performances for up to 25 artists. The goal is to mount an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play’s adaptation will be developed through a contemporization of the play’s text and themes, which will be developed with the ensemble through improv-based exercises.
Each participant will play a role in the production — whether as an actor, an assistant stage manager, or backstage support. Each role will encourage team work, education, exploration, and professionalism. Rehearsals will begin with warm-up and dramaturgical activities, followed by traditional script and scene work. By incorporating these warm up and learning activities, we are encouraging the importance of “process”, “play”, and “discovery” to theatrical work.
The Youth Play Production series started on October 10th with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. The program wraps up in March 2018 with two performances of A Kid Summer Night's Dream. All rehearsals and performances will be at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.