Multidisciplinary performance Prisoner of Tehran explores social justice, oppression and freedom

On Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m., Motus O Dance Theatre will perform Prisoner of Tehran at the Fredericton Playhouse. Prisoner of Tehran is a synthesis of dance, theatre and storytelling, exploring themes of social justice, oppression and freedom. The show is a multidisciplinary performance, featuring a spoken word component by Marina Nemat, who describes …

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Partnerships with local businesses play a big role in presenting performances

At the Fredericton Playhouse, we depend on the involvement of our local business community as partners in our performance series and other programs. We are always looking to connect with local business managers and owners to discuss partnership opportunities, particularly with our flagship Spotlight and Kidstage Series. Over the years, we’ve formed a number of …

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Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear takes families on an exciting adventure

Coming to the Playhouse on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m., the Kidstage Series presents a Pay What You Will performance of Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear by Theatergroep Kwatta. The brave little Manxmouse is the strangest mouse you’ll ever see. But Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different; he knows that destiny awaits him, …

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Classic Albums Live brings Supertramp’s best-selling album Breakfast in America to life on stage

On Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., perennial Playhouse favourite Classic Albums Live returns with Supertramp: Breakfast in America. Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians who recreate the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Don’t look for costumes and look-alike theatrics at these rock …

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Nominations sought for The Playhouse Honours 2018

The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2018. Since 2008, the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors has awarded The Playhouse Honours annually. The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can make to community life through their work in music, …

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Rosie & the Riveters aim to empower with vintage-inspired folk music

Coming to the Playhouse on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Rosie & the Riveters will perform folk music with a vintage 1940s flair and a contemporary feminist twist. Consisting of three talented artists from Saskatoon, Rosie & the Riveters are known for original songs that feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves and …

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Writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote defies gender boxes in spoken word performance

On Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote brings their show Tomboy Survival Guide to the Playhouse stage. Tomboy Survival Guide is part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for dismantling the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other. Coyote, along with an all-tomboy band, invites the audience to …

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