The Jungle Book
Runs December 5 – December 17
Greg Banks’ play adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories has a great sense of adventure and playfulness. In this coming of age story, Mowgli, a child called a “man cub” by the creatures of the forest, is raised by wolves and by Baloo the sloth bear and Bagheera the black panther. They protect this human innocent as best they can from Shere Khan, the hungry tiger who wants to eat him. But when some monkeys trick Mowgli and imprison him, vultures carry the news to his would-be rescuers, including the hypnotizing python Kaa.
Crees in the Caribbean
Runs January 30 – February 11
The play is a heart warming comedy of two middle-aged First Nations seniors, Evie and Cecil, on their very first trip out of the country. The couple’s children have sent them on a second honeymoon to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Evie and Cecil reminisce and bicker as they discuss their past experiences, tourism and old age. They form a bond with Manuela, the courteous housekeeper at their hotel, and help her navigate some of the troublesome situations she finds herself in.
Of Human Bondage
Runs March 6 – March 18
Of Human Bondage is a grand story of lust, unrequited love, and the pursuit of beauty. When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested in Philip, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, in a powerful haze of passion and pride, obsessively pursues Mildred despite the anguish and emotional carnage that repels and binds then at all costs.
Here on the Flight Path
Runs April 10 – April 22
Here On The Flightpath is an insightful comedy of male-female relationships. It is an hilarious look at one man’s relationships with three attractive women. John, who is divorced from his wife, is a long-time resident of the Canadian Aurora Terrace Apartments, which are a mile from downtown and on the flight path of a busy airport. The man’s social life is built around his buddies and the ever changing tenants, particularly the unattached women, who move into the apartment with the terrace adjoining his.