We have reached a pivotal stage of our growth, and we are asking you to help us continue to produce and present truly excellent theatre
Five summers ago, built as part of the Cupids 400 celebration, Perchance Theatre’s outdoor performance space was unveiled. Inspired by Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre in London, England, Perchance Theatre features some of the province’s best stage actors and captures stories reminiscent of John Guy’s England, particularly what the settlers might have seen, heard, or written about in 1610.
Led by Artistic Director, Danielle Irvine, Perchance Theatre at Cupids (formerly known as New World Theatre Project) produces and presents classical theatre each summer in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Now in its fifth season, Perchance Theatre has presented 10 productions to critical acclaim and has grown considerably. The stories we tell are engaging, professionally performed, and of timeless relevance. The company is an emerging part of the story of Conception Bay, our province and our place in history.
We’re working to help establish the Conception Bay region as a cultural and tourism destination. And it’s great entertainment! But this can’t happen without your support. With your contribution, we will gain a stronger footing in the local arts, tourism, business and educational community.
Let’s keep this party going!
There are only three weeks left of our season (four weekends), so book your tickets now, before they’re gone!
This summer we are offering a fantastic opportunity for aspiring actors and actresses ages 12-15.
Led by Paul Wilson (Atlantic Community Theatre, Inc.), the camp will give the participants a chance to study and perform Shakespeare in a theatre setting. The camp runs from August 18th – 22nd.
Additional information can be found here.
PERCHANCE THEATRE OPENS 2014 SEASON ON JULY 26
July 3, 2014 (St. John’s, NL) – New World Theatre Project has a new name, a new look and a new attitude, beginning with the 2014 season.
Danielle Irvine, the company’s new Artistic Director, opens the company’s fifth season as Perchance Theatre at Cupids.
Unto the Breach, Perchance Theatre at Cupids’ 2014 summer repertory theatre season, includes two full productions. The first, directed by Greg Malone, welcomes audiences to a distinctly Newfoundland world of comedy with Shakespeare’s tale of two women versus one philandering man in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Merry Wives reunites Malone with fellow Codco alumnus, Andy Jones, as Falstaff.
Perchance Theatre’s second production, Shakespeare’s Henry V, celebrates the theme of the 2014 season. “Henry is a young man who has newly become a king, must prove himself, rally his troops and lead them into the biggest battle of their lives,” said Artistic Director, Danielle Irvine. “His speech begins with ‘Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more.’ As we launch forth with renewed vigour into our coming season in Cupids, with our new company name, new logo, and new vision, ‘unto the breach!’ is the perfect rallying cry for our cast, crew and community.” Irvine directs Brian Marler (celebrated actor and Shaw Festival alumnus) in the title role, and Alison Woolridge (Shaw Festival, Mamma Mia) as the Chorus.
Perchance Theatre’s 2014 company features: Bruce Brenton, Darryl Hopkins, Andy Jones, Willow Kean, Gaston LeTourneau, Greg Malone, Erin Mackey, Brian Marler, Janet McDonald, Paul Wilson and Alison Woolridge.
Perchance also offers a series of local and provincially celebrated talent in a Muses and Minstrels series each Sunday night throughout the 2014 season, and a summer theatre camp for young people, ages 12-15 years.
“We welcome youth to come and play on our stage, explore the world of 1610 through Shakespeare’s words, and experience our stage through beloved characters,” said Irvine. “Paul Wilson of Atlantic Community Theatre (and Perchance company member) will lead participants through a fun week like no other!”
The company is pleased to present its new name and look, following months of collaboration with marketing professionals, Tom Murphy and Dave Sullivan, who worked with students in the Graphic Design Program at College of the North Atlantic. “The team has captured the heart of the company and is helping us to bring it alive in a fun and engaging way,” said Irvine.
A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT PERCHANCE THEATRE’S 2014 SEASON
THURSDAY, JULY 17TH, 7-10 PM
JOHNSON GEO CENTRE
Learn how to make your summer delicious!
Mixologist from Raymonds Restaurant, Joel Adams, will host a cocktail tasting, teaching you summer mix tricks, as you enjoy appetizers, music by Selina Boland, and a live and silent auction.
Join auctioneer Don-E Coady for a chance to bid on adventure tours, weekend getaways,downtown shopping, restaurant gift certificates and more.
All proceeds go to Perchance Theatre at Cupids. Tickets are $30. Get your tickets now!
Cash bar. EVENT IS 19+.