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

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.

Please note: Vaccination measures are in place at University of Saskatchewan campuses. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is now required for in person events.

Due to the Public Health Order applying to theatre events, there is more restrictive (above USask) regulations that apply to entering for the show.  The concept of Show and Go applies but it is different test evidence required when not fully vaccinated in order to enter.   Under the Public Health Order, all person not fully vaccinated (not 14 days past second dose of COVID-19 vaccine) must provide proof of a paid PCR or point-of care antigen test administered within 72 hours. Rapid tests done are home are not acceptable.

3 ply disposable masks must be properly worn at all times while in the theatre and in the John Mitchell Building.

The University of Saskatchewan has vaccination measure in place. Please read more before visiting our theatre.

Concord Floral

By Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Natasha Martina
November 18 - 27, 2021, 8:00 pm
Preview: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00 pm
Student Matinee: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:00 pm
There will be no evening show Sunday or Wednesday

The play is billed as a “young suburban thriller” centered in an old, abandoned Greenhouse where the teenagers hang out, smoke weed, drink, and make out – all the things you would expect from youth carving out their own path. But a lingering “plague” – so to speak – is starting to run its course and how the youth deal with it, is at the heart of this production.

Mature content - profanity, references to drugs and sex.

Paradise Park

By Charles Mee
Directed by Deneh'Cho Thompson
February 3 - 12, 2022 , 8:00 pm
Preview: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 8:00 pm
Student Matinee: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:00 pm
There will be no evening show Sunday or Wednesday
Get your tickets for Paradise Park, an amusement park like no other, featuring a ventriloquist and his dummy, a fruit cake toss event, a roller coaster ride, an Esther Williams underwater ballet, a dance hall, a Polynesian dive shop, a square dance, and some star gazing.
In today’s world the media monetizes tragedy, spinning stories so that they become palatable to societies basest sensibilities. In this Charles Mee play, all of America becomes an amusement park and an absurd journey takes us to the very heart of today’s world.

The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by David French
Directed by Dwayne Brenna
March 24 - April 2, 2022, 8:00 pm
Preview: Tuesday, March 23, 2022, 8:00 pm
Student Matinee: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12:00 pm
There will be no evening show Sunday or Tuesday

There was a pervading sense of doom among the Moscow Art Theatre cast at the opening of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull on December 17, 1898. Several of the actors had to be sedated with Valerian drops. Then, in the middle of the first act, the unexpected happened. As one audience member wrote, in a letter to Chekhov, afterwards, “In the first act something special started, if you can so describe a mood of excitement in the audience that seemed to grow and grow.”i As the play came to an end that evening, the audience sat silently, digesting what it had seen, for a long moment before erupting into thunderous applause. Chekhov’s friend Nemirovich-Danchenko later compared the sound and emotion of that moment to a dam breaking.

i Quoted in Benedetti 1999, p. 86.

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