March 29 - April 2, 2023
A co-production with Ambrose Arts, By Lucas Hnath
It’s an emotional and intellectual ride through faith, power, and mega-church politics as Pastor Paul abruptly and radically changes theological direction on a hot-button issue. Events quickly snowball in stunning exchanges full of humanity, complexity, and the astounding ability to keep audiences guessing what happens next. Are beliefs a thing to hold in spite of the havoc they wreak? Or is there room for more perspectives without unsettling our own?
“Church splits are Hell. This play about one isn’t.” – Christianity Today
“This is that rare play about religion that both believers and non=believers can embrace.” – Charles McNulty, L.A. Times
the Shakespeare company and Hit & Myth present
April 14 - April 29, 2023
Shakespeare’s fiery drama chronicles the cutthroat ascension of a king and the havoc he leaves in his wake as he gains power over the realm. Richard III is an unrelenting demonstration of the exercise of power.
The Studio at Vertigo Theatre
115 9 Ave SE #161, Calgary, AB
alberta theatre presents, in association with the Shakespeare company & hit and myth productions
April 18 - April 30, 2023
The high-stakes tragedy and political drama of Shakespeare’s Richard III are transported to the hallways of a contemporary high school in this darkly comedic adaptation.
Taunted with the nickname “Dick” and bullied because of his disability, Richard, the play’s brilliant, charismatic anti-hero, is determined to have his revenge, and plots a ruthless path to power in a dramatic student council election. Aided by his quick-witted best friend Buck, he seeks to overthrow the bullish star quarterback Eddie to become student council president while charming the most popular girl in school into being his girlfriend. But as he falls deeper into a pattern of manipulation and greed, Richard is faced with an unexpected choice: Is it better to be feared or loved?
Martha Cohen Theatre - Arts Commons
215 – 8th Avenue SE Calgary, AB