Festival updates 2020

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“In the pantheon of celebrity struggles, Certain Woman of an Age deserves a jewelled crown. It’s everything we crave, and just what we need.” – The Globe and Mail
 
Imagine being married to one iconic prime minister of Canada and – years later – finding yourself the mother to another!
Already making its mark in theatres across North America – including a hot-selling stint at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival – Margaret Trudeau’s one-woman show Certain Woman of an Age will be a top must-see event at the Festival’s Meighen Forum.
In her show, Ms Trudeau not only opens up about her unique life experiences and her many and varied brushes with famous icons and celebrities, but also takes us on a candid exploration of a mother’s tragic loss and her own secret struggles with bipolar disorder. She shares stories of her trials, tribulations and triumphs in ways that are at once poignant, funny and incredibly inspiring.
With only three performances in our intimate new Lazaridis Hall, tickets will sell quickly. Be sure to book your seats now to avoid disappointment! 

Due to overwhelming response The Festival Theatre added additional performances for these popular productions.

Three Tall Women
August 27, 2 p.m.
September 12, 8 p.m.
September 29, 2 p.m.
October 2, 2 p.m.
October 4, 2 p.m.

Richard III
October 8, 2 p.m.
October 10, 8 p.m.
October 16, 2 p.m.

Here's What it Takes, A Conversation With The Creators: watch video here

“We come from three different worlds, but we all want exactly the same show. There are rock songs, concert-style; there’s musical-theatre style; there’s Motown-influenced stuff, there's rock ’n’ roll, but it does have that consistent voice.” – Composer Steven Page

“Before I sat down to craft the story, I asked Steven, ‘What is this all about for you, really?’ One of the phrases that he used was ‘the cost of creation’: what it takes to do it, and what it takes from us.”
– Playwright Daniel MacIvor

“This is really a love letter to rock ’n’ roll. It’s a trip down memory lane for some of us, nostalgia, or it’s a discovery.” – Director and choreographer Donna Feore