Back by popular demand, Theatre Wakefield presents a reading of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”. This will be a different version of the extravaganza some will remember from our previous presentations. We are trying a new approach to bringing our audience into Dickens’ world of Victorian London.
Tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families and are available from our Box Office.
Down the stairs and into the bowels of the Centre Wakefield LaPêche, I hear peels of laughter. It’s a Tuesday night rehearsal of “Maîtres Chez Nous” a New Works play by Ron Stoltz, directed by Peter James Haworth.
Ron’s first play, “Maîtres Chez Nous” came from a newspaper interview Stoltz read about Lucien Bouchard and Jean Charest. He’s been eager to put the play on for many years, and after passing it through Theatre Wakefie...
The play is called Maîtres Chez Nous, which was a rallying cry of the sovereignty movement in the seventies, eighties and nineties. It's a look back at a bit of our history that had a huge impact on West Quebec communities.
The play is in English, but most of the characters are francophones, living in Montreal. The lone Anglo sees his career thrown in jeopardy because of his inability to master the second language.
Theatre Wakefield presents Plosive Productions in The Ugly One, a play by Marius von Mayenburg. Directed by Wakefield's own Peter James Haworth, this play about a man who undergoes plastic surgery is both hilarious and incisive.
The Ugly One is a scalpel-sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life.
Nobody’s Business, driven by the music of jazz greats Jelly Roll Morton and Joe Turner, is a light-hearted look at sexual preferences and stereotypes. Conventional movement characteristics are swapped between genders, with a gay duet anchoring the piece. The content of the work is tame by today’s standards, but in 1980, when the piece was created, the subject matter was regarded as too taboo for the theatre crowd. Danny says,...
During the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), a courageous female warrior named Wu Sanniang learns from her guard that the Song Army’s General will invade her village. This operatic dance describes her armament (military weapons), and depicts her competence in the martial arts. It consists of stylized gestures, precise compositions and aggressive rhythmic movements.