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Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen in a new translation by Per Brask
April 2015

Hedda returns from honeymoon with Tesman. She is bored with him and bored with life. If she can't control her own life she wants to control someone else. She wants Løvborg to kill himself as a noble sacrifice to beauty. It all turns scandalously ugly and she kills herself.

presented by zone41 theatre at Prairie Theatre Exchange's 2015 Carol Shield's Festival of New Works

Saturday, May 16th at 9pm
PTE - MainStage

Free Admission

Rob McLaughlin - Jørgen Tesman
Tracy Penner - Hedda Tesman
Patricia Hunter - Juliane Tesman
Paula Potosky - Thea Elvsted
Ross McMillan - Justice Brack
Andrew Cecon - Ejlert Løvborg
and Doreen Brownstone - Berte

Directed by Krista Jackson

Per Brask trained as a dramaturg in Denmark. He has taught in the UW's Department of Theatre and Film since 1982. He came to the UW after serving as dramaturg of Playwrights Workshop; as Artistic Director of the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre; and as an Adjunct Teacher in the Playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. After many years as a stage director and dramaturg, his current interests focus on Creative Writing, Literary Translation and Judaic Studies.

An earlier version, an adaptation of this play was produced by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1991.
zone41 thanks the Manitoba Association of Playwrights for developmental support of this new translation.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Robert Cushman
January 2015

Mad Dogs, our contribution to the 2015 Master Playwright Festival CowardFest, is being presented as part of our greenroom professional development series.

Check out our the greenroom page for more information on the show and ordering tickets.

The Miser Promo
October 2013

Miser of Middlegate Preview- video by Leif Norman from Theatre Projects Manitoba on Vimeo.

The Miser of Middlegate - Box Office Now Open
August 2013

"I'll have everyone in the house put to torture, manservant, daughter, fiance and wife! Everyone - myself included! I suspect the whole pack of them!"

A zone41 theatre / Theatre Projects Manitoba Premiere
Call 204.989.2400
Buy tickets online here.

Opening Thursday, October 3, 8PM
Friday, October 4, Saturday October 5, 8PM
Sunday, October 6, 2PM

Tuesday, October 8 - Friday, Oct 11, 8PM
Saturday, October 12, 2PM & 8PM
Closing Sunday, October 13, 2PM

at the Asper Centre for Theatre & Film - University of Winnipeg
400 Colony St. (entrance off Balmoral)

Dark days have come for Winchell, our modern day miser. He is faced with the most dynamic situation of his life: he must woo his wife back so he won't have to pay her out in divorce court, and cure his recently engaged daughter Emily of the matrimonial urge, so he won't have to pay for a wedding - ever!

Set in modern day Winnipeg, Gray's inspired version of Molière's classic satire is part sex farce and part screwball comedy. Exploring family, love and money, The Miser of Middlegate sharply critiques our culture obsessed with acquisition.

A cheeky and irreverent romp into the lives of one entrepreneurial Winnipeg family.


Nicholas Rice as Winchell - The Miser
Marina Stephenson Kerr as Mia - The wife
Shannon Guile as Emily - The daughter
Andrew Cecon as Martin - The love interest
& Ryan James Miller as Richard - The butler

Direction: Krista Jackson
Set Design: Grant Guy
Costume Design: Angela Fey
Lighting Design: Scott Henderson
Original Music: Greg Lowe
Stage Manager: Lisa Nelson
Apprentice Stage Manager: Aly Fulmyk

Dramaturge: Bruce McManus
Apprentice Dramaturge: Casey Shapira

zone41 theatre gratefully acknowledges...

Manitoba Association of Playwrights for Development Support

With the generous support of the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council

Financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council

Production Announcement
May 2013


A modern comedy inspired by Molière's seventeenth century satire
Written by Carolyn Gray

in co-production with Theatre Projects Manitoba

zone41 and Theatre Projects Manitoba are teaming up once again! This
time we bring you the world premiere of a new screwball comedy version
of Molière's The Miser - penned by local award winning writer Carolyn

October 3-13, 2013 - The Asper Centre for Theatre & Film - 400 Colony.

Tickets available through Theatre Projects Manitoba - 204.989.2400

Thom Allison in Concert
November 2012

From Winnipeg to Broadway and Back Again
An Intimate Evening of Stephen Sondheim

A part of Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's Master Playwright Festival

zone41 is very pleased to present Thom Allison doing what he does best, dazzling us with his storytelling in a one night only cabaret fundraiser for zone41 theatre in support of our upcoming production of Carolyn Gray's The Miser.

Star of CBC's Over The Rainbow, this summer's Shaw Festival hit Ragtime and Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway, Thom Allison takes us on an autobiographical journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim. This show will feature the incomparable Scott Christian accompanying Thom on piano.

$41 (+service charge)
January 20, 2013 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 8:00PM
140 Rupert Ave.

For tickets visit the RMTC box office Mon-Sat, 9-5
or call (204)942-6537 to charge by phone.
Please note that this show is festival pass exempt

Village Wooing
January 2012


Tickets on sale. Call 230.5018 or email info@zone41.ca to reserve.
Reservations recommended - Only 20 seats per show!

Photographed by Mairen Kops
Hair by Amber Casselman and makeup by Krista Joss of Oxfords Salon

Graham Ashmore... A
Tracy Penner... Z
Eric Lesage's Re: Definition

Director: Krista Jackson
Dialect & Text Coach: Shannon Vickers
Costume Design: Angela Fey

At RAW: Gallery of Architecture & Design - 290 McDermot Avenue

Village Wooing Photo Shoot
December 2011

Graham Ashmore & Tracy Penner

Photographed by Mairen Kops Luckygirl
Hair Designed by Amber Casselman Oxfords Salon
Make-Up by Krista Joss Oxfords Salon
Costumes Designed by Angela Fey
Instagrams by Krista Jackson

RMTC's ShawFest
November 2011

by George Bernard Shaw

January 19-29, 2012
in Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's ShawFest

On the lounge-deck of the Empress of Patagonia, a pleasure ship, writer A meets shopgirl Z in Shaw's 1933 comedietta. The courtship that ensues is uniquely Shavian; imbued with all manner of politics, wit and a healthy dose of the characterizations that keep his important work in such esteem.

With Graham Ashmore & Tracy Penner
Directed by Krista Jackson

At RAW: Gallery of Architecture and Design - 290 McDermot Avenue.

Village Wooing runs in conjunction with Eric Lesage's Re: Definition. By weaving strips from the pages of 1956 Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, Lesage creates astonishing panels, each investigating a new potential in composition and material condition.

See the show and tour the exhibit.

Thursday Jan19 8pm
Friday Jan 20 8pm
Saturday Jan 21 4pm & 8pm
Sunday Jan 22 2pm & 8pm
Tuesday Jan 24 8pm
Wednesday Jan 25 8pm
Thursday Jan 26 8pm
Friday Jan 27 8pm
Saturday Jan 28 4pm & 8pm
Sunday Jan 29 2pm & 8pm (5pm show just added)

Tickets $15 Reserve @ 204.230.5018 or info@zone41.ca and please note that there are only 20 seats per performance.

Festival passes go on sale December 5th Masterplaywrightfest.

Three Sisters Production Photos
November 2011

Three Sisters Production Photos by Dylan Hewlett now on
zone41's Flickr page.

Tickets and more show details for Three Sisters
September 2011

Please visit Theatre Projects Manitoba's Three Sisters page or call 204.989.2400 to purchase tickets and for show time details.
You can also visit us and TPM on Facebook.

Production Announcement
April 2011

by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Bruce McManus

a zone41 production in association with Theatre Projects Manitoba

October 6-16, 2011

Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony

We are very pleased to announce that Three Sisters will be presented in partnership with Theatre Projects Manitoba, a dynamic company that has been championing Manitoba theatre for over 20 years.

Call 204.989.2400 or visit Theatre Projects Manitoba to purchase tickets online.

We shall work mindfully, cheerfully, tirelessly, unanimously. Anton Chekhov, 1899

With the generous support of the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council

Financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Tom Keenan, Ardith Boxall, Christopher Brauer, Andrew Cecon, Hugh Conacher, Carolyn Gray, Patricia Hunter, Krista Jackson, Omar Khan, Bruce McManus, Erin McGrath, Rob McLaughlin, Harry Nelken, Gordon Tanner. Photographs by Dylan Hewlett

Public Reading
August 2010

Photograph by Dylan Hewlett

From left to right, Gordon Tanner, Omar Khan, Ardith Boxall, Rob McLaughlin, Carolyn Gray, Erin McGrath, Krista Jackson, Harry Nelken, Patricia Hunter, Cory Wojcik and Derek Aasland.

Set in the late 1950's on the Royal Canadian Air Force Base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Bruce McManus re-visions Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters.

After a six day first phase development workshop - directed by Christopher Brauer and in partnership with Manitoba Association of Playwrights - the ensemble read Three Sisters to an audience of 75 at the MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre Lobby.

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