2015-2016 Season

We are back for another great season of theatre at The Gladstone and this year will be bigger than ever. The Gladstone season is made possible through a partnership of Ottawa independent professional theatre companies including SevenThirty Productions, Black Sheep Theatre, Bear and Company, Three Sisters Theatre Company and many more. We're excited to be a part of keeping this important theatre venue alive in the heart of Ottawa's Little Italy.

We are starting the year off with what may be Plosive's most ambitious project to date--Alan Ayckbourn's epic trilogy The Norman Conquests. We will also be producing our annual Radio Show, this time featuring some of our favourite stories of Winnie-the-Pooh. Next up is Love Letters a touching play starring Pierre Brault and Lucy van Oldenbarneveld. And finally we cap things off by bringing Christopher Durang's latest comedy hit, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to Ottawa.

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The Norman Conquests

by Alan Ayckbourn

August 28 to October 10, 2015 (see the calendar for details)

Directed by John P. Kelly
Featuring AL Connors, Michelle LeBlanc, Julie Le Gal, Margo MacDonald, Steve Martin and David Whiteley

From the comic genius behind How the Other Half Loves and Absurd Person Singular come not one but three scintillating comedies about one farcical weekend with a dysfunctional family. Each play portrays different events of the weekend from a different location (dining room, living room and garden) as assistant librarian Norman attempts to seduce the three women present at the house with varying results. Each show stands on its own, but the hilarity multiplies when you catch multiple shows! See any show on its own, OR... get all three of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS as a 3-show package & save 15%

Table Manners

Aug 28–Sept 5 and again in rep Sept 30–Oct 10 (preview August 27)
The weekend as seen from the dining room: Reg finds food rather scarce despite having it thrown at him by Sarah, Sarah is scandalised by Annie, Annie is disappointed by men in general and Tom in particular, Tom knocks down Norman, Norman’s romantic proposals are ruined thanks to Ruth, Ruth loses her patience, her temper and her glasses, and everyone has trouble deciding where to sit.

or and save 15%

 

Living Together

Sept 11–19 and again in rep Oct 1–10 (preview September 10)
The weekend as seen from the living room: Reg is driven mad by Tom, Tom tells Annie a thing or two, Annie nearly comes to blows with Sarah, Sarah sees a different side of Norman, Norman sorts things out with Ruth, Ruth discovers the charms of a fireside rug, and nobody enjoys playing board games.

or and save 15%

 

Round and Round the Garden

Sept 25–26 and again in rep Sept 29–Oct 10 (preview September 24)
The weekend as seen from the garden: Ruth thoroughly confuses Tom, Tom succeeds in asking Annie, Annie gets a glimpse of Norman’s pyjamas, Norman tells Sarah stories by moonlight, Sarah disapproves of Reg’s outdoor sports, and everyone gets to roll in the grass.

or and save 15%

The Norman Conquests

Presented by

Plosive ProductionsSevenThirty Productions

 

Tickets:

Adult: $29.49 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $34
Senior (65+): $25.95 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $30
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $15.33 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $18

*including Theatre Ontario members

Or and save 15%!

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Radio Show

by A.A. Milne

 

December 9-13, 2015 (Preview Dec. 8)

Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
 

Before Disney, before even the books, Winnie-the-Pooh was broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1925. No one is too old or too young to enjoy the tales of the Bear of Very Little Brain and his friend Piglet--a source of more inspiring wisdom than perhaps you remember! Our annual Radio Show, always full of songs and sound effects, brings you back in time into the sound studio to relive this historic moment.

Tickets:

Adult: $29.49 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $34
Senior (65+): $25.95 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $30
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $15.33 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $18

*including Theatre Ontario members

or SUBSCRIBE to The Gladstone's 2015-16 season for greater savings!

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Radio Show

Love Letters

by A.R. Gurney

 

January 29 to February 6, 2016 (Preview January 28)

Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
 
Directed by Teri Loretto Valentik
Starring Pierre Brault and Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III are childhood friends who begin a correspondence that will last 50 years. As their lives take very different paths, they share with each other their hopes and dreams, ambitions and disappointments, victories and defeats through their notes, cards and letters.
"A.R. Gurney's deceptively simple 1988 epistolary two-hander, Love Letters, is that rare work whose emotional richness requires no embellishment in order to become a full-bodied theatrical experience." - The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets:

Adult: $29.49 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $34
Senior (65+): $25.95 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $30
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $15.33 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $18

*including Theatre Ontario members

or SUBSCRIBE to The Gladstone's 2015-16 season for greater savings!

Love Letters

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

 

May 20 to June 4, 2016 (preview May 19)

Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

This rollicking farce for the digital age is a mash-up of well-known Chekhov characters in an entirely contemporary setting. Two middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, live a dull existence on the family farm. That is until a surprise visit from their movie-star sister Masha, with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow. Hilarity ensues.
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

Tickets:

Adult: $29.49 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $34
Senior (65+): $25.95 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $30
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $15.33 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $18

*including Theatre Ontario members

or SUBSCRIBE to The Gladstone's 2015-16 season for greater savings!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike