It’s time! It’s time! Dust off the old funeral tux and shake out the burial shroud. It’s time to get gorgeous and gory for the 5th Annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive (presented by Horror in the Hammer). October 29th @ Gore Park (starting at 2pm). Join the Hamilton Horde for another year of Halloween horror and help us take a bite out of hunger by bringing a donation of nonperishable food items to Gore Park. All donations will go to support local food bank. Don’t forget to donate some food before you take to the town in search of brains! WALK ROUTE: Zombies will depart Gore Park around 2pm, shambling North on James St N, down York, and then to Dundurn Castle. FRIGHT NIGHT THEATER: After the walk, come back to The Staircase (27 Dundurn Street North L8R 3C9) for Fright Night Theater and your chance to win zombie prizes. Admission: $5 zombies, $10 humans. Discounted rate for children. Includes admission to movie. Prize tickets sold separately at The Staircase.
Black Box Fire opens it’s fifth season on October 14th 2011 with an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel Dracula by Steven Dietz. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the story and the legend himself, have captured readers’ and audiences’ fascination alike since 1897 when Stoker’s original novel was published. Experience Dracula’s thrall first hand in the intimate setting of The Staircase Theatre. When the mysterious Count Dracula turns his predatory gaze towards England and onto the lovely and innocent Lucy and Mina, their loved ones must come to their rescue. Doctors Seward and Van Helsing lead the crusade against Dracula to save Lucy and Mina from the horrific fate of joining the un-dead.
Local lawyer brings his work to the stage. Spec Article
Friday, October 14th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15th at 2pm and 7:30pm
Thursday, October 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm and 7:30pm
TICKETS: $15 Cash ONLY, sold at the door. To reserve tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psycho Bitch: The Attack of the One Woman Show on Stigma. Specially mounted for Mental Illness Awareness Week. Catch Hamilton’s only presentation of this award winning one woman show that confronts the stigma of mental illness. Tamara Lynn Robert wrote this one woman show, because silence, shame and fear still surround mental illness. Robert’s play explores her own internalized stigma that led her to refusing the very treatment that would later save her life. Although it is a very serious topic, Robert speckles her story with humour and engaging story telling.
Performed on stages across the country in summer of 2010, she touched critics and audience alike with her “emotional, raw and genuine performance” (Mooney on Theatre). With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental illness during their lifetime, Robert feels it is crucial that we educate Canadians about mental illness to reduce the stigma associated with the disease that prevents many people from seeking and getting the help they need. Robert strongly believes in the arts as a powerful medium to educate, create change and Psycho Bitch is “certain to delight anyone who believes in the restorative powers of compassion and humour.” (Toronto Sun).
One show only. Adult content
Friday October 7th at 8pm $15/$10
Tickets $15 905-529-3000
From the Creator of the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram? comes something different…‘The Cock Whisperer’. The Story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark.
Some nice things the Critics have said about ‘The Cockwhisperer-A Love Story’
THE EDMONTON SUN 5/5
EDMONTON JOURNAL 4/5
‘hilarious and haunting.’
‘…edgy,flat-out funny monologue. This Hamilton housewife and mother to three has a unique comic-theatrical delivery that pushes the limits of taste without being offensive – although,she won’t spare your blushes’
Fringe Review:The C–kwhisperer–A Love Story
Four stars/5 starssmart,funny,one-woman show,which explores Kendall’s search for love and penises. Kendall is a solid writer and strong performer. With the C–kwhisperer–A Love Story,she has found a wonderful connecting thread with which to tell the story of the main men in her life.
BREATHE: Written and Directed by Aaron Jan
August 25th-27th 8pm Nightly
A story about wingmen, liars and failed dreamers. “Breathe” is the story of what happens when we’re knocked down a few pegs and the journey of getting back on our feet. Set in the worst city ever, “Breathe” asks the questions: “Who are we and why are we moving so freaking fast? What happens when we just look up at the night sky and breathe?” Hilarious, dramatic and sometimes poignant, come see this exciting, youth produced coming of age story! Tickets $12 email@example.com or at door
THE SPECIALS...RETURN TO DEBUT THEIR NEWEST SASSY OFFERING THURS SEPT 8TH @ 8PM
9/11/11 a musical comedy
The Mayor of Toronto has plans to Ford-ify the city to make it terrorist-proof. This means the Sal Feldman Talent Agency has to move by September 11, 2011, as it’s the proposed site of the Mayor’s new security headquarters. How will a musical commemorating the events of 9/11 save the agency from extinction? Don’t miss The Specials this fall. Directed by Toronto’s own, Melissa D’Agostino (Lupe:Undone, A Very Lupe X-Mas, Lupe’s Next Top Lupe). This show will make you lose your head!
Tickets $20 905-529-3000
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde
Due to one of the most scandalous series of trials of its time, Oscar Wilde, famed author and playwright was imprisoned for “gross indecency with male persons”. The show uses actual trial manuscripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other first hand sources to weave the story of the downfall of one of the most genius minds of his time. Oscar Wilde risked his livelihood, popularity and fame for the love of his a man and the belief that what he was doing was not a vice, but simple his way of life.
Stephanie Yantsis returns to the director’s seat, after last season’s smash-success with Pride and Prejudice. This dramatic piece is full of 9 local actors playing no less than 30 characters. The cast includes: Jared Lenover, Ryan Moran, James Thomas, Jim Molloy, Damion LeClair, Lauren Repei, Amanda Nesbitt, Andrea Madsen and Natalie Ruginis.
- Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 8pm
- Saturday, November 13th, 2010 @ 2pm & 8pm
- Thursday, November 18th, 2010 @ 8pm
- Friday, November 19th, 2010 @ 8pm
- Saturday, November 20th, 2010 @ 2pm & 8pm
General admission is $15
Student tickets are $12
All tickets can be purchased at the door or reserve your tickets in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org