2019/2020 Season Announcement “Hope for a Better World”

Roseneath Theatre’s 36th season – Hope for a Better World – encourages audiences to consider how we can better understand and support each other in today’s society. These five plays offer hope and a positive way forward for us all. First up is a remount of Beatriz Pizano’s La Maleta (The Suitcase) which focuses on the refugee and immigrant experience, incorporating both Spanish and English. In February, we will be presenting Djennie Laguerre’s Rendez-vous With Home for Black History/Future Month, which tells the story of two sisters, who are sent by their mother on a trip to Haiti to bury their father. At the end of February we’re remounting Paul Dunn’s Outside which encourages the creation of Gay-Straight Alliances, and will also be spending two weeks in Saskatchewan schools. In March and April, we revisit our unique production of Meet Cute, which looks at consent from multiple perspectives by playing the same conversation between two teens at a bus stop in three distinctly different ways. To round out our season in the spring, Roseneath will be presenting the Bad Hats Theatre production of Princess Frownsalot. This fun Canadian children’s book by John Bianchi has been given an incredibly creative adaptation for the stage by Fiona Sauder.

November 4- 29 2019 – La Maleta (The Suitcase) – grades 3-8
February 18-26 2020 – Outside (Northern Ontario Tour) – Grades7-12
February 20-28 2020 – Roseneath Presents: Rendez-vous With Home – grades 4-8
March 30-May 1 2020 – Meet Cute – grades 7-12
April 20-May 15 2020 – Roseneath Presents: Princess Frownsalot – grades K-4

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End of Season ONLINE AUCTION!

We are excited to announce our annual fundraiser is live! We have an amazing selection of theatre tickets, passes to Toronto’s best museums, experience packages for families, and a fantastic selection of other donated gift cards, goods and services. Bid now: https://www.32auctions.com/roseneath1819

Our packages include Family of 4 tickets to Toronto’s finest attractions and museums, Tickets to Mirvish Theatre’s “The Sound of Music”, TWO 1-year memberships for TIFF, Family Photography, Stratford and Shaw Festival passes, and so much more!

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Head à Tête

Head à Tête is hitting the road! This is a new production of one of our most successful plays that goes back to the very beginning of Roseneath Theatre! This year’s run is nearly completely sold out! We’re taking it all over the GTA and into the northern reaches of Ontario! We have presentations of the play on March 16 (11 am and 2 pm) (RSVP HERE). Head à Tête is touring Ontario Schools from March 18-April 19, 2019.

Set Construction

Set designer Ace Falkner worked with Director Andrew Lamb and our Production Manager Dave Vanderlip to make this amazing post-climate-catastrophe playground set. Where possible, they used reclaimed wood and recycled materials for construction. Roseneath would like to thank Studio Lab Theatre Foundation for its outstanding production support whose funding was directly applied to the creation of this imaginative set, props, and costumes. Final pictures of the set can be found on the Head à Tête page.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are wrapping up and the stars Anthony Raymond Yu and Morgan St. Onge are killing it!

History of the Play

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