Talk-back sessions after the show
on the Thursday, second week of the run

THREE Matinées at 2pm
on the second, third and last Sundays of the run
(no evening performance)

All performances Thur - Sun at 8pm unless otherwise noted
and take place at Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street

The Way of the World

2017 - 2018 SEASON


September 1 - 24
Preview: August 31 ($12) Opening September 1
Talkback: September 7
Matinées: September 10, 17 & 24

by Ian Kelly
In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a star in the earliest days of celebrity culture. Adoredby many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press – and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad? Ian Kelly’s riotously funny play, based on his award-winning biography of Foote, explores our obsession with celebrities, and their rise and fall, through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century.

November 3 - 26
Preview: November 2 ($12.00) Opening: November 3
Talkback: November 9
Matinées: November 12, 19, & 26

by Mark Hayhurst
Germany, 1931. Lawyer Hans Litten is famed for the brilliance with which he defends opponents of the Nazi movement. When he calls Adolf Hitler as the star witness in the trial of a band of murderous Nazi paramilitaries, the politician feels the full force of Litten's intellect, wit and courage. Two years later, Hans is arrested, held without trial, and tortured, leaving his indomitable mother to confront his captors at enormous personal risk. Taken At Midnight examines the life of the celebrated lawyer, his cross-examination of Hitler in court in1931, and his courageous mother's attempts to secure his release after his arrest by the Nazis in 1933.

January 19 - February 11
Preview: January 18 ($18.00) Opening: January 19
Talkback: January 25

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high priceof success. Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two friends through each milestone (good and bad) of their personal and professional lives. With a brilliant Broadway-style score and the crackling wit, humour, and deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All performances materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

March 23 - April 15
Preview: March 22 ($12.00) Opening: March 23
Talkback: March 29

by Lucy Prebble
Enron follows the astounding rise and fall of the Enron corporation. The Texas-based energy company ascended to great heights (and a staggering stock price) before declaring bankruptcy in 2001 amid one ofthe largest financial scandals in history, having deceived its 20,000 employees, Wall Street, and the general public. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, Lucy Prebble’s 2009 play follows a group of flawed men and women –including Enron’s president, Jeffrey Skilling – in a narrative of greed and loss that reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil of the last decade. Enron is a fascinating and entertaining theatrical deep-dive into a scandal for the ages.

June 1 - 24
PREVIEW: May 31 ($12.00) Opening : June 1
Talkback: June 7

by Jessica Swale
It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching… Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? Playwright Jessica Swale serves up a vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.

subject to availability