TNB Launches 2010-2011 Season
30 March 2010
Fredericton, NB – Before the curtain rose on the final production in Theatre New Brunswick’s 2009-2010 season on Thursday evening, Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall announced to patrons the 2010-2011 season lineup. Audiences were treated to a sneak peek at what was deemed by Marshall as “…a season of heroes you love to hate – politicians, pirates, and hockey players.”
TNB’s upcoming Main Stage season begins this fall with Feelgood by Alistair Beaton. Set in a plush, seaside hotel during a political conference, press secretary Eddie and speech-writing aid Paul try to finalize the Prime Minister’s speech. But Eddie’s skills are to be tested far more by an improbable scandal, and none of this is helped by the arrival of his ex-wife, an investigative journalist!
Running September 30-October 3 at The Fredericton Playhouse, this outrageously funny satire on modern politics couldn’t come at a better time. With a provincial election slated to happen at the same time in New Brunswick, Marshall says, “It will be our cure to the election blues, having to put a positive spin on a ridiculous situation.” This presentation makes for an exciting beginning to a promising season.
Opening Act The Truth is a Hard Flat Surface by Bruce Allen Lynch is the first of two winning plays to come from this year’s TNB New Voices call for true New Brunswick stories. This hard-hitting, fist-flying drama recreates Yvon Durelle’s 1958 bid for the Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship, and how he got there from Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick.
TNB’s holiday offering this year is Robert Louis Stevenson’s family adventure classic Treasure Island, adapted by Michael Shepherd. It’s an unforgettable tale of piracy, treachery, and mayhem on the tropical seas, with stunning visuals and breathtaking scenery. And at the heart of it all is the infamous Long John Silver. Treasure Island runs December 2-5 at The Fredericton Playhouse and “is certain to win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure,” says Marshall.
Treasure Island will be presented with our second Opening Act of the season,The Marketeer by Step Taylor. It takes place early one Saturday morning as an active, hungry Frederictonian, eagerly introduces a visiting friend from Western Canada to the Boyce Farmers’ Market. The meeting, however, does not go as planned…
The third of our three Main Stage offerings in 2010-2011 is the world premiere of David Adams Richards’ Hockey Dreams, which will run March 17-19 at The Fredericton Playhouse. Stafford Foley is on a quest to be in the NHL, to have his own rink, or even just to play at all. Most hockey players say that the best time of their career was when they were 14 years old.Hockey Dreams brings to life that sense of awe, wonder, and possibility with exhilerating on-stage skating. This production is sure to become the quintessential Canadian hockey play. TNB is pleased to announce that Hockey Dreams will tour to the Imperial Theatre in Saint John on March 24th, the Capitol Theatre in Moncton on March 25th, and potentially to the Miramichi.
In addition to our Main Stage offerings, TNB is partnering with the Fredericton Playhouse for the first time since the two companies formally separated a decade ago, to co-produce the world premiere of Allen Cole and Paul Ledoux’s new musical The Bricklin. When American promoter Malcolm Bricklin brings his dream of producing his namesake sports car to New Brunswick, Premier Richard Hatfield’s government becomes his not-
so-silent business partner. With catchy 1970’s pop and funk inspired tunes, this new musical comedy takes us on a fantastical and wild ride through the politics, business antics, controversy, and fame associated with one of the most colourful stories in our province’s history.
The Bricklin is the first production of TNB Next Stage, a branch of the company for innovative and unique productions in unique theatre settings. We invite you to be a part of the experience when it opens July 30 at The Fredericton Playhouse.The Bricklin is not part of the TNB Main Stage season, but TNB subscribers will receive a discount on tickets.
We are pleased to continue offering $20 RUSH tickets! There will be ten RUSH tickets for sale on the day of each performance, if available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
To purchase or renew subscriptions contact
The Fredericton Playhouse Box Office
1 866 884-5800
686 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1C2
Current subscribers have until May 30th for preferred seat renewals. Single tickets go on sale June 1, 2010.
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*For the full main stage season (does not include The Bricklin)
Special thanks to the McCain student ticket program.