Season 21: Mystery, Mania & Romance
A Commedia dell ’Arte Play
Written & Directed by Mike Griffin
August 15-18, 2013
Two lovers who want nothing more than to be together are threatened by the lusty desires of a greedy miser, the very same scoundrel who plans on tearing down the home of two trusty servants. How far would you go to be with the one you love? What would you do to protect your home? Based on traditional scenarios from the Italian style of Commedia dell ’Arte, The Wooers’ Woods is a new riotous comedy that brings you love and lust, adventure and intrigue, slapstick and chaos. Everything you can hope for in the dark woods. Meet us there… at midnight.
What is Commedia dell ’Arte?
It is an Italian form of mask comedy based in improvisation and stock character types. This is a physical style of theatre, the style of comedy that gave slapstick comedy it’s name. Actors cast in the show will be trained in this style and will have an active hand in the development of the script, which will be based on traditional Commedia Scenarios.
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Presented as part of the 6th Annual Calgary International Improv Festival
Saturday September 21, 2013 at 12:00pm
Engineered Air Theatre
Calgary Young People’s Theatre is proud to team up with the Improv Guild to present Kidprov. Join us for an afternoon of laughs, mischief and getting into trouble as professional improvisers lead our youth in an afternoon of the unexpected.
The Calgary Public Library and Calgary Young People’s Theatre proudly present:
Weaving Yarns: Medieval Myths & Legends
November 3rd - 17th, 2013
Directed by Jacqueline Russell
Various Calgary Public Libraries
Here ye, hear ye! Journey back in time with Calgary Young People’s Theatre to the Middle Ages and see tales of old brought to life on the stage! Join us for this free performance, exclusively at Calgary Public Libraries.
By Jason Long
Based on the works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Kristin Eveleigh
December 5-14, 2013
Dancer's Studio West
1881. London England. Wounded army doctor John Watson arrives to try and put the horrors of war behind him and find a new life. What he finds instead is one Sherlock Holmes, a rather boorish and egotistical man who dubs himself “The World’s First Consulting Detective.” The two unlikely new flatmates are thrust into a dangerous case that has the police baffled. An American criminal is found murdered, and Holmes believes this is only the beginning. A master criminal is out for revenge and no one in London is safe. Watson battles his own physical and psychological scars from the war, and his past, to try and help Holmes solve the case and not punch the arrogant genius in the face in the process.
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Christian Goutsis
March 5-9, 2014
Dancer's Studio West
“For aught that ever I could read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Hermia loves Lysander, and Helena loves Demetrius - but Demetrius is supposed to marry Hermia! When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Will the lovers end up with the person they want? Love, marriage, fairies, dreams, tricks, a play within a play…what more could one ask for! A Midsummer Night’s Dream remains one of the most popular Shakespeare plays, and for good reason. Smart and witty language, great, fun characters, a clever plot, and a lot of laughs, make this play a treat for young and old alike. Join us as we follow four lovers into the woods, and watch the madness ensue in what is sure to be a fun and fantastic show!