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George Brown Theatre Season of Plays 2014/2015


Look for the 2015/2016 Season of Plays to be released soon.

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Mary Stuart - photo of rosary beadsBy Friedrich Schiller
Translated by Hilary Collier Sy – Quia & Peter Oswald
Directed by Jeannette Lambermont – Morey
November 5 – 15, 2014

Friedrich Schiller’s fascinating play depicts the last days of Mary Stuart, former Queen of Scots.  A sworn Catholic, and imprisoned in England, Mary’s very existence poses a threat, both personal and political, to her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I.  As Elizabeth hesitates over her rival’s fate, Mary pleads for a face-to-face meeting – but in the swirl of intrigue that surrounds both women, whom can either one trust?  First performed in 1800, Schiller was not only interested in the character of Mary but also in the questions her detention and execution raised about legitimacy and power, the exercise of freedom, and the relationship between morality and politics.  Mary Stuart is timeless in its depiction of political power games and the roles played — then as now — by charisma, duplicity, self-editing and what has come to be known as spin. 

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Mad About MunschBased on the stories of Robert Munsch
Directed by James Simon
November 26 – December 6, 2014

George Brown’s 28th annual children’s show celebrates the world of Robert Munsch!  Our theatre-for-young-audience shows have introduced tens of thousands of GTA children to the magic of live theatre over the past three decades.  Robert Munsch’s spirited stories make young people, and the adults in their lives, smile, giggle, and want to read their favourites over and over again.  Please join us we bring to the stage, the charming and infectious world of Munsch!
* suitable for children 3 years of age and up.

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Love for Love - photo of two loversBy William Congreve
Directed by Blair Williams
February 4- 14, 2015

Love for Love (1695) is a comical farce relishing in the verbal polish and theatrical wit that audiences’ so admire and love in Congreve. Valentine, Sir Sampson's dissolute eldest son, finds himself in financial straits; the only way out of his financial difficulties is to submit to his father's pressure to renounce his right of inheritance. While this suggestion immediately increases the chances of his younger brother Ben on the marriage market, Valentine's own chances with his beloved Angelica proportionally decreases. To avoid having to sign the renunciation Valentine pretends to be mad. Angelica, seeing through him, provokes him back into sanity by pretending to agree to marry his father. Valentine recovers, the lovers reunite, and Ben, too, finds the girl of his heart. In its day Love for Love was considered more successful than Congreve’s other restoration masterpiece, The Way of the World.

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Spring Repertory Season


Peer Gynt - photo of an arched doorwayBy Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Kenneth McLeish
Directed by Todd Hammond
April 7 – 18, 2015

Peer Gynt is the son of the once rich and highly regarded Jon Gynt, who has died and left Peer and his mother living in poverty.  Peer wants to restore what his father has wrecked, but gets lost in boasting and daydreams. The story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance, Ibsen takes his protagonist on a journey from fantasizing boyhood to penitent old age. The play’s preoccupation with the tyranny of self and the transience of tycoonery resonate, soundly, with a 21st century audience. Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt in deliberate disregard of the limitations that conventional stagecraft of the 19th century imposed on drama. Its forty scenes move unreservedly through time and space and between consciousness and the unconscious, blending folkloric fantasy and unsentimental realism. Epic in scope, Peer Gynt is a feast for the eyes and soul.

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Anna Karenina - photo of an approaching trainBy Leo Tolstoy
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Directed by Allyson McMackon
April 7 – 18, 2015

A magnificent adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina is the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time. Torn between duty and passion, Anna struggles to make the choice between a cold husband, a beloved child, and the dashing Vronksy. Society turns against her, Anna becomes doubtful of Vronsky’s love and her world begins to fall apart.  Helen Edmundson's hugely successful stage adaptation for Shared Experience Theatre Company won the Time Out award for the “Outstanding Theatrical Event” of 1992.

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Box Office 416 866-8666
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tankhouse Lane (at the corner of Mill and Cherry Streets)  

Please note that prices include all taxes and service charges.

  • Adults: $20.00
  • Seniors, George Brown Staff & Alumni: $15.00
  • Students: $8.00

Rush tickets available for each performance  – CASH ONLY

Groups of 10 or more please contact 416 866-8666

Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 1:30 p.m.  (with the exception of MAD ABOUT MUNSCH)

Public shows: Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Tickets available from the Young Centre box office.

Weekday school group shows Nov. 26 - 28 and Dec. 1 - 5 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm
Please book weekday group shows through George Brown Theatre 416 415-5000 x2167

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