2014 Season Trailer: Merry Wives & Henry V Preview

Care for a sneak peek of The Merry Wives of Windsor, starring Andy Jones, Greg Malone, Alison Woolridge and Janet McDonald? How about a preview of Henry V, starring Brian Marler? Check out our 2014 season trailer on our shiny new YouTube channel (with thanks to filmmaker Justin Simms)!

It’s our fifth birthday and you’re invited!

It's a party and you're invited!

Tweeeeeeeeet!

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

Let’s kickstart this party!
 

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.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, we invite you to give us a birthday gift for our 2014 season. 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, and provide opportunities for young people and families to explore and enjoy the stage and the Avalon region. 

Let’s keep this party going!

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The Reviews Are In!

The reviews are in! The first two weeks of our season, featuring Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor, has been enjoyed by audiences and critics alike.

“The two shows boast really strong performances from some of the best talent in the province, including longstanding company members, Andy Jones, Greg Malone, and Brian Marler” – Drama.ca

There are only three weeks left of our season (four weekends), so book your tickets now, before they’re gone!

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

“Andy Jones reaches full comedic stride in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’” – The Telegram

“A sufficiency of guffaws and the odd pratfall” – The Telegram

“Jones trembles hilariously behind an arras and takes his lumps cringingly” – Drama.ca 

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HENRY V

“A brisk and strong and entertaining production…a bravura performance” – The Telegram

“Strong ‘Henry V’ deserves bigger audience” – The Telegram

Brian Marler’s Henry V is “gentle…wistful…compelling”

“Alison Woolridge’s …virtuoso performance alone is worth the price of admission”
– The Telegram

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 Book your tickets now by phone at 709-722-6987 or online!

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Picnic Baskets

Cupids Haven will once again be offering picnic baskets during our shows this year! They can be ordered in advance by filling out the order form (link below) and faxing it to 709-528-1347.

Order form 

Summer camp

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.

Get your tickets online!

Tickets are now available online through EventBrite

Book online or call 709-722-6987

We can’t wait to see you this summer!

To change, perchance to grow

The Telegram’s Arts Reporter, Tara Bradbury, spoke with our Artistic Director, Danielle Irvine, last week, about Perchance Theatre’s upcoming season. Many thanks, Tara! Read the full story here!

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PERCHANCE THEATRE OPENS 2014 SEASON ON JULY 26

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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.

For complete schedule and ticket information, visit perchancetheatre.com or call 709-722-6987.

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Special Event: Summer Cocktail Mixology Party

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+.

 

 

 

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