BY WILLIAM GOLDMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY STEPHEN KING
Directed by Jamie Dunsdon
September 17 or Sept. 24
Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he’s writing for his life…
Romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by self proclaimed “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and is taken to her secluded house in the woods. While he is recuperating, Annie reads Paul’s newest novel and discovers her favourite character, Misery Chastain, has been killed off. As Annie’s obsession takes a dark turn, Paul is forced to write a new Misery novel, and realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go. He is writing as if his life depends on it - and it does.
MISERY is based on Stephen King’s classic psychological thriller and written by William Goldman, the same screenwriter of the 1990 movie.
Original Broadway production produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, Liz Glotzer, Mark Kaufman, Martin Shafer, Raymond WuWorld. Premiere produced at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director).
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY KEN LUDWIG
Directed by Jovanni Sy
November 19 or November 26
Climb aboard for a thrilling, suspenseful ride!
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the legendary Orient Express in its tracks. By morning, the train is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, it is up to detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer before they can strike again. Adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, this non-stop thrill ride will keep you guessing until the very end.
Agatha Christie’s “ Murder on the Orient Express” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.
BY MICHAELA JEFFERY
Directed by Craig Hall
February 4 or February 11
In desperate times, what would you be capable of?
Asha Ray is the last option for desperate people who have reached the limits of what law enforcement can do for them. With no business card and no mailing address, she’s an expert deprogrammer who specializes in getting people’s family members out of cults. When a vulnerable woman disappears, Asha is asked to investigate the top suspect: a political young man who is a rising member of the powerful and secretive organization called Luminia. With the help of retired detective Rueben Medina, Asha slips into this dangerous world, making new enemies and exposing old secrets – including a few of her own. Can Asha find the answers she needs in time, or will history repeat itself?
This new commission for Vertigo Theatre is a world premiere by Calgary’s own Michaela Jeffery.
WRITTEN BY JOHNNA WRIGHT AND PATTY JAMIESON
BASED ON THE PLAY ANGEL STREET BY PATRICK HAMILTON
Directed by Jack Grin
March 25 or April 1
Secrets are revealed as the gaslights dim…
Bella Manningham believes she is living an idyllic married life with her charming husband Jack, but is she? Items begin to disappear, pictures move by themselves, and the gaslight dims without even a touch. Bella worries that her grip on reality is slipping and that she will drive Jack away. Secrets from the past are slowly revealed as Bella searches for answers and realizes that the people she loves are not always as they seem.
This new adaptation of the classic Victorian thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as you discover the mysteries of the Manningham home.
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY JONATHAN CHRISTENSON
Directed by Jonathan Christenson
Production Design - Bretta Gerecke
Choreography - Laura Krewski
Sound Design - Wade Staples
Music Producer - Matthew Skopyk
May 13 or May 20
A whimsical and chilling musical fairy tale.
The lines between fact and fiction in this tale are thin, where dreams function as reality, and life and death are blurred. Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe;, battled addiction, tragedy and poverty, all while creating some of the most influential works in genre fiction. Bizarrely beautiful and whimsically witty, NEVERMORE uses haunting song, poetic storytelling, and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister”.
Catalyst Theatre returns with their smash hit musical NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.