Greystone Theatre

We present four plays a year on our Greystone Mainstage season, showcasing the work of our student actors and technicians, both onstage and behind the scenes. Whether classical or cutting-edge and contemporary, every season offers a diverse mix of plays chosen to challenge our students and to entrance our audiences: a matter that is as true today as it was in 1946, when Greystone Mainstage Productions premiered on campus at the U of S.

Welcome to Greystone Theatre

The Greystone Theatre presents four Mainstage plays a year, large-cast plays, plays from the classic repertory, cutting-edge new plays. Greystone Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in the province, started in 1946 in the first drama department in Canada and the Commonwealth. Check out ticket information and upcoming performances.


Arcadia

October 10-20, 2018
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Julia Jamison

Described in The Times (London) as the “perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy”, this award-winning play is considered by many to be Tom Stoppard’s best.  Weaving together elements of farce, realism and surrealism, Stoppard’s nineteenth-century country-manor characters resonate across time and place with present-day academics as everyone wrestles with the mysteries of order and chaos, thermodynamics, enlightenment and romance.  “One of the best science-related works ever written” (Royal Institute of Great Britain, 2006).

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Henry V

November 21-December 01, 2018
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Skye Brandon

Following the death of Henry IV and with England in a state of unrest, the newly crowned Henry V must leave his rebellious youth behind, and strive to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

Shakespeare’s Henry V (1599) masterfully presents how war affects not only a nation but the individuals involved.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

February 6-16, 2019
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Dwayne Brenna

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to a neighboring island to film his documentary Man of Aran.  No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him.  For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank.  And as news of his audacity ripples through his rumour starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order.

With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, the young Anglo-Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh fulfills the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O’Casey and Brendan Behan.  (quoted from the cover notes of the Vintage edition of the play).

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Machinal

March 20-30, 2019
By Sophia Treadwell
Directed by Natasha Martina

Noted as one of the “best plays of all time,” Machinal is told through the eyes of a young woman, who feels disposable in a patriarchal society. But to what lengths will this young woman go to, to survive in a world where she is merely seen as an object?

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