Our season kicks off with an exciting Lemoine premiere with a most intriguing premise. A well-known television personality returns to the house where he spent part of his childhood, only to find himself utterly unable to leave it. This creates havoc for the current owner and occupants, many of whom are not entirely what they at first seem to be. The Finest of Strangers breezily combines elements of romantic comedy with time-bending mystery - and even a hint of a ghost story!
In the pleasant living room of a beautiful country home in the quiet village of St. Ives, England, two brilliant women exchange pleasantries over cups of tea and scones. However, we soon realize that this is no ordinary meeting. Patricia Darbasie and Belinda Cornish star in this thrilling confrontation!
April 5 - 14, 2018
Produced by the Varscona Theatre Ensemble
Comedy with a twist
Frances and Loretta are home care workers in Belfast. But when one of their patients Davy dies unexpectedly the two cash strapped ladies are faced with an awful choice, cash in his pension and keep the news of his death a secret for a little while or call the police? Their attempt to beat the system throws them headlong into an excruciating – yet hilarious – wild ride.
The second anniversary of the Varscona Theatre’s re-opening is fast approaching, and things just keep getting better and better.
Join us Sunday June 10th @ 2:00
The highlight of the Teatro off-season is nearly upon us, and as always, we’re pretty excited. On Sunday, December 31st at 7:30pm, we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve for only the second time in our new building. As always, it’ll be an evening filled with elegant amusements, celebratory music, and as always, a special premiere offering from Stewart Lemoine- a small play with a very large cast. If you enjoyed An Invitation and a Map in 2015 and If Not for Walter in 2016, you won’t want to miss this year’s one-night-only Lemoine creation.
Returning from a whirlwind southern Alberta tour of 8 different towns and after 7 successful years, Whizgiggling Productions, in co-operation with Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, brings the eighth anniversary of “The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant...Ever!” back to the Varscona theatre!
Edmonton comedic stalwarts Ron Pederson & Wayne Jones, are having a clearance sale on all their best jokes! All bits, quips and funnies are massively discounted.
Thu, 28 December 2017, 7:30 PM
The Varscona Theatre Ensemble marks the coming together of three small theatre companies lead by long time Teatro and Varscona favourites: Julien Arnold, Belinda Cornish, and Kate Ryan, collaborating with producer Jeff Haslam.
Love's infinite possibilities, an Irish romance, comedy with a twist, and a world premiere! Season's tickets to Shadow Theatre's delightful 2017/2018 season are now on sale. Buy now, save a bundle, and join us at the Varscona for a season that will open your mind, and your heart!
Die-Nasty, the Live Improvised Soap Opera Returns... with DYNASTY!
It’s a sizzling season of shoulder pads and chandeliers, eyebrows and power towers! The year is 1983. The cell phones come in brief cases. And all the power and energy in the world courses wildly between the freshly gleaming towers of downtown… CALGARY! YES! CALGARY! World class city! Join the whole Die-Nasty family for a thrilling, radical, righteous, tubular season of diamonds, oil, Olympiads, cat-fights, bedrooms and boardroom …but mostly GREED, SEDUCTION, BETRAYAL… AND REVENGE!
Monday nights at 7:30pm October 23 to May 28, no shows December 25 or January 1.
Tickets $18 or $13 with pass ($40) AT THE DOOR ONLY!