An All-Canadian Theatre Season at Thorneloe University

September 03, 2015

Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Technical Theatre Production Program announce their 2015-2016 season – “Completely Canadian!!!”

From dizzy drag queens to a murdering daughter, and including a newly created piece by Encore Theatre’s Jenny Hazelton, the season will thrill, fulfil and chill you while offering laughter and tears and plenty of passion.

The season opens with DRAG QUEENS ON TRIAL, written by Sky Gilbert, Canada’s foremost LGBTQ playwright. Marlene, Judy and Lana are on trial for being drag queens. Their defence is outrageous and fabulous. Performances are September 18-19 (7:30 PM), 20 (2:00 PM) and 25-26 (7:30 PM), 2015 in the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University on the Laurentian University campus. (Please note: This production is for mature audiences only.) Tickets are $20 for Adults, or $10 for Seniors (65+) and Students, available at the door.

The second production of the season and our fall mainstage production is a newly devised piece by Jenny Hazelton, one of the directors of Sudbury’s Encore Theatre and a physical theatre specialist, entitled THE DEAD MESS PROJECT. This physical theatre piece is about loneliness and disconnection and our search for friendship and love in the daily grind.  Performances are November 19-22 and 26-28, 2015 in Thorneloe’s Ernie Checkeris Theatre.

The closing production, and winter mainstage, is Sharon Pollock’s BLOOD RELATIONS, the story of Lizzy Borden and her forty whacks with an axe. Did she really do it? Come and find out. Performance dates are March 3-6 and 10-12, 2016 in the Ernie Checkeris Theatre.

Join us for a season of outrageous, exciting and fun theatre.

For further information, contact Ian Maclennan at 705-673-1730 x501 or

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