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JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE 2016/17 PLAYBILL



THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
ADAPTED BY SIMON STEPHENS
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MARK HADDON
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE CITADEL THEATRE

October 20 – November 12, 2016 | Preview October 19
 
★★★★ “It’s impossible not to become enthralled”The Guardian
 
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When Christopher is accused of killing his neighbour’s dog, he has no choice but to break out of his comfort zone. As he works to solve the mystery, Christopher discovers truths about the world that test his limits while opening him up to life’s possibilities. Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel was a sensation with book lovers everywhere. Experience Christopher’s exceptional journey all over again with this Tony Award-winning play.

 
THE AUDIENCE
BY PETER MORGAN
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS

November 24 – December 17, 2016 | Preview November 23
 
“The play is a royal daydream”
New York Daily News
 
Few dynasties have stood the test of time like the House of Windsor. Fiona Reid (Calendar Girls, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Royal MTC stage to don the crown of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers for a private audience every week, for more than 60 years of her reign. From Winston Churchill to the Iron Lady and David Cameron, no topic, either public or personal, is off-limits with Her Majesty. Royally entertaining, The Audience gives theatregoers a remarkable look inside the upper echelons of British politics and the unspoken sacrifices it takes to be the Queen.
 
 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
BOOK BY COLIN ESCOTT AND FLOYD MUTRUX
ORIGINAL CONCEPT AND DIRECTION BY FLOYD MUTRUX
INSPIRED BY ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS AND CARL PERKINS

January 5 – 28, 2017 | Previews January 3 & 4
 
“[Million Dollar Quartet] really just wants to let the good times roll”
Los Angeles Times
 
On December 4, 1956, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips caught lightning in a bottle when he gathered rock ‘n’ roll royalty for an impromptu jam session. That night, four music legends – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis – made recording history as the Million Dollar Quartet. Inspired by an actual event, this electrifying show features some of rock’s greatest hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

 
AGATHA CHRISTIE
BLACK COFFEE

February 9 – March 4, 2017 | Preview February 8
 
“Poirot remains timelessly addictive as this murderous tale twists and turns itself inside an unforgettable mystery”Chronical Live
 
Trouble is brewing at the estate of physicist Sir Claud Amory. A potentially dangerous – and extremely lucrative – formula has gone missing. Sir Claud has trapped his guests in the library and summoned world-famous detective Hercule Poirot to smoke out the thief. But before he arrives, someone is murdered. Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie has penned 66 detective novels and 19 plays. Hailed as the Queen of Crime, she will be celebrated at ChristieFest, our 17th Master Playwright Festival.

 
BITTERGIRL: THE MUSICAL
BY ANNABEL FITZSIMMONS, ALISON LAWRENCE AND MARY FRANCIS MOORE

March 16 – April 8, 2017 | Previews March 14 & 15
 
“… a sparkling, hit-filled celebration of misfortune”The Guardian
 
Howlingly funny and achingly relatable, Bittergirl: the Musical explores the bond formed between three women after they each find themselves unceremoniously ditched by the man of their dreams. Armed with an arsenal of doo-wop hits from the 1960s, the trio embarks on a musical journey from romantic bliss to heartbreak and back again in this emotionally cathartic comedy about getting over getting dumped.

 
SARAH BALLENDEN
BY MAUREEN HUNTER

April 20 – May 13, 2017 | Preview April 19
 
Against the landscape of the developing Red River Settlement, Sarah Ballenden has developed a thick skin as the Métis wife of a high-ranking Hudson’s Bay Company officer. But when a spark of gossip spreads through the Fort like wildfire her reputation is tarnished, leaving Sarah with nothing to depend on but her own true grit to clear her name. From Upper and Lower Fort Garry to the shores of the Red River, Maureen Hunter reimagines the roots of our community in this new historical drama.