Thrive Live in the Box! TST celebrates 25 seasons in the Black Box with ‘tragicomical fanfiction’ and new play development!
“TST’s 47th season marks the return of an artist and an artistic pursuit in honour of our beloved Black Box Theatre’s 25th season. It’s a special year you don’t want to miss!”—Dr. Robin C. Whittaker
For our 2017-18 season, Ilkay Silk returns to TST to direct Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. In this witty existential tragicomedy, the spotlight is turned on the minor characters of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Follow Hamlet’s childhood friends turned conspirators as they weave their way through the plot of Hamlet, unaware of their scripted lives and their inability to deviate from them. Full of philosophical inquiries that rival those of its counterpart, Hamlet, R&G is sure to leave you as perplexed as you are entertained. The Black Box Theatre. November 22-25, 2017 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.
To celebrate 25 years in the Black Box, TST asked What’s Next? And STU students and alumni answered in a big way. TST will produce the world-premieres of the three winners of our playwriting festival with TST President Robbie Lynn as Festival Producer. Featuring the writing of STU students, the direction of SiPP alumni, and the acting of TSTers, What’s Next? will showcase the multiple talents of our theatre community. The Black Box Theatre. January 31-February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.
And Above All
by Thomas MacDougall.
Directed by Samuel Crowell.
It is 8:38am in a small Nevada town and all seems peaceful, but the shadow of communism is lurking in America. Nuclear war threatens! But remain calm. Richie’s Convenience serves as a designated safe zone.
I Love this City
by Louis Anthony Bryan. Directed by Esther Soucoup.
When a young online celebrity goes missing, private investigator Ambrose Holiday seeks a partnership with Sonny Elmore at the Bright Young Things café. The first chapter in a serial detective story, I Love This City shows the origins of a beautiful friendship.
Thieves of Paradise
by Michael Pallotto.
Directed by Laura Beth-Bird.
Based on a true story, Thieves of Paradise animates the historical theft of St. Nicolas’ relics from a Turkish church in 1087. But when things turn violent and a powerful storm threatens their journey home, the faith of the thieves is tested.
Theatre St. Thomas (TST) is St. Thomas University’s flagship extra-curricular theatre company. Producing theatre for over 60 years (and more than 45 years as “TST”), we have been at home in the Black Box Theatre since 1993. Working under the professional direction of faculty and staff at St. Thomas, students act and work backstage alongside fellow students, St. Thomas alumni, and members of the Fredericton theatre community to learn and develop their stage skills in a fun and enriching experiential, cross-disciplinary environment.