Vertigo Theatre is a professional theatre company specializing in mysteries. The Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower, directly across the hall from the Lunchbox Theatre. We attend Saturday afternoon matinees. By booking through our Club, members benefit from the group rate, a savings of 37% per ticket. There is easy parking in the Palliser building, or across the street, or it is a short walk from the C-train.-
Location: Calgary Tower, main floor (115 - 9th Avenue SE)
When: Saturday 2:00 pm - See the schedule below for dates.
Tickets: 1. By phone - Order your tickets directly from the Vertigo Box Office ( 403 - 221- 3708), choosing either Standard ($30- dark blue ) or Premium ($40 - light blue) seats. Mention that you are an FLC Seniors Club member to receive the discounted ticket price.
2. Online - Order your tickets online from the Vertigo website.
After selecting your choice of play, the date of the play and your seats, click on “buy tickets shown above”, then go down to the bottom of the page and click on “add coupon” and add the pin FLC1819 in the coupon box, then click on “Checkout & Pay and the discounted price will show up before you go to check out.
Pick up your tickets at the Vertigo Box Office before each performance.
Contact & Coordinator: Lynn Lester-Lee 403 271 9440
Dashiell Hammett's THE THIN MAN - Sept. 29
Adapted by Lucia Frangione
A World Premiere Production with Persephone Theatre
Retired detective Nick Charles has the perfect Christmas planned with his heiress wife Nora, their pet terrier Asta, and a case of good Scotch. But a missing inventor and a bullet riddled secretary jump-start Nick and Nora's quiet holiday into a madcap mystery filled with intrigue, outrageous characters and murder. Lucia Frangione's adaptation of THE THIN MAN offers up a new take on Dashiell Hammett's most famous characters in this unabashedly romantic romp.
Professor Abraham Van Helsing leaps off the pages of Dracula and onto the stage to tell you, dear theatre-goer: Bram Stoker's novel had it all wrong! At last, Van Helsing hopes to set the record straight and bring the 'truth' of the legendary vampire and his terrifying story to light...even if he only has three amateur actors to help him do it! Van Helsing and his troupe dive into 40 different characters on a breakneck journey from the Transylvanian mountains to the seaside town of Whitby. This North American premiere will be a farcical side-splitter for family audiences and vampire lovers alike.
Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer's block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. but the answer may have just arrived when Sidney receives a fantastic script written by his former student, Clifford Anderson. Anderson just wants his old mentor's opinion, but Sidney will do whatever it takes to get back on Broadway. The DEATHTRAP has been set...but who will come out on top in this spine-chilling thriller?
Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking for one last chance to make amends...only to find he's been accused of murder! Mrs. Herold needs help, the kind that only detective Nero Wolfe and his stalwart assistant, Archie Goodwin, can provide. But the deeper that Wolfe and Archie go, the more tangled the web gets. Playwright Joseph Goodrich-writer of the immensely popular CALAMITY TOWN- returns to Vertigo with his new adaptation of Rex Stout's beloved character, the inimitable Nero Wolfe!
The Invisible- Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare - May 25
Book, lyrics & music by Jonathan Christenson World Premiere
Europe, 1939. Adolf Hitler's armies are conquering nation after nation, and in the face of the Nazi threat, Canadian millionaire William Stephenson convinces Churchill and Roosevelt to combine forces in a joint covert effort. Stephenson assembles an elite team of spies, including the unlikeliest of agents: six irrepressible young women. AGENTS OF INFLUENCE is their story, a "spy noir musical" that seeks to answer: just who were these bold women and why would they sacrifice their very lives for a war that refused to accept them or recognize them? Catalyst Theatre, creators of the hit musical NEVERMORE, brings another dazzling world premiere to Vertigo Theatre.
VERTIGO 2019-2020 (matinee dates TBA)
A diabolical psychological thriller. A rollicking detective story. A bone-chilling ghost story. A neo-noir conspiracy drama. A madcap whodunnit. This season will see Vertigo continuing to explore the range of what mystery theatre has to offer. At the same time our 19/20 season highlights how active Vertigo has become in injecting new life and relevance into the genre, with three World Premieres, including two original Vertigo commissions. We will showcase stronger roles for women, more diversity, and contemporary stories, but even while we evolve the mystery theatre genre our primary objective remains the same. We will entertain you.
Craig Hall, Vertigo Theatre Artistic Director
Two strangers. One conversation. The perfect murder.
September 14 - October 13, 2019
A fateful encounter takes place between two strangers in the dining carriage of a train. Guy is a successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is a cold, calculating opportunist with a dark secret. A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever. Based on the celebrated novel by Patricia Highsmith made famous by the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, this high-stakes thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
The world’s most famous detective returns and this time it’s personal!
November 9 - December 8, 2019
Sherlock Holmes is summoned to his childhood home to investigate the mysterious death of his favorite Uncle, and to uncover the truth about an ancient family curse. Along the way he is reunited with his long-lost cousins; an heiress apparent with a dark secret, and her adopted sister who may just be Sherlock’s intellectual superior. With danger lurking, Holmes and his loyal sidekick Watson must get to the bottom of this mystery before the Raven’s Curse claims another life. A World Premiere from the playwright of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE AMERICAN PROBLEM.
Every house has secrets…
January 25- February 23, 2020
Miss Elizabeth Le Petyt, an aspiring author, ventures to Cornwall to escape her hectic London life. The cottage she chooses has a mysterious past, and seems like the perfect inspiration for her writing. However, misplaced items, inexplicable events and whispers in the dark disrupt her solace, and have her questioning her sanity. Is this her own past coming back to haunt her, or is she getting too close to discovering the cottage’s secrets. WHISPERS IN THE DARK is a haunting tale inspired by Victorian ghost stories.
A body. A secret code. A conspiracy that will change their lives forever.
March 21 - April 19, 2020
In 1956, a man’s body is discovered on the coast of British Columbia. A secret code is found sewn into his clothing. For decades no investigation has revealed his identity, his killer, their motives or even their methods, and the cipher remains unsolved. Forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific approach is leading her close to an answer, closer than anyone has come before. But when she meets Aqeel, a young man with a personal stake in the mystery, their efforts to crack the case have consequences neither of them could have imagined.
Who did it, with what and where? A madcap comedy that will keep you guessing!
May 9 - June 7, 2020
On a dark and stormy night, six mysterious guests assemble for a very unusual dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Join the iconic oddballs Ms. Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer among them before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, CLUE is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com)
No upcoming plays have been scheduled.