Here is the link to the newsletter about it https://mailchi.mp/7744574bde27/theatre-under-the-gun-applications-are-available
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery is coming to Vancouver Oct 26th @ the Havana Theatre.
Get your pals ready! Be a part of the madness that is THEATRE UNDER THE GUN!
The show itself is on April 21, 2020 – the applications will be available in January.
No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery has been selling out in Winnipeg as well. This is the third time this show has toured since being co-written by Bruce Horak and Ryan Gladstone back in 2012, based on a detective serial by the same two authors from 2003.
Next stop is the Edmonton Fringe, if you know anyone who likes to laugh, tell them to snap up their tickets fast!
-Winnipeg Free Press
Grant Canyon — Canyon! — is a high-profile insurance investigator from Iowa whose fact-finding mission on a whiplash case turns dark, as in noir dark, with dialogue straight out of the pulps.
Vancouver’s Ryan Gladstone plays numerous characters in this manic production and is a one-man wrecking machine who delivers a master class in physical comedy a la Bruce Campbell as he gets beat up, tortured, buried alive and drinks his way through a 60-minute mystery comedy involving drugs, diamonds, foreign agents, the mafia and his boss.
Gladstone plays off some brilliant sound and lighting engineering by Jon Paterson, who never missed a punch, gunshot, electrocution or freeze frame.
Canyon’s memory problems allow the writers some freedom with holes in the plot and wild scene changes, but it doesn’t matter. This show is insanely fun.
The world premiere of Juliet: A Revenge Comedy has gone better than we ever could have hoped. It’s like we will completely sell out the entire run at the historic Kings Head Pub, the heart of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Our next stop is the Edmonton Fringe, so if you know anyone in Edmonton, tell them to get their tickets, and fast! Here are some of the reviews we’ve gotten.
★★★★★ STARS -CBC
Ryan Gladstone’s Monster Theatre is money in the bank.
In this brand new show, written by Gladstone and Pippa Mackie, Juliet joins a bevy Shakespeare’s Suicide Girls as they try to gain agency over their lives outside of the Bard’s sharp and sexist quill.
Mackie, alongside Carly Pokoradi, channel the child Juliet and a fearsome Lady Macbeth along with Ophelia, Cleopatra and more. Gladstone plays a suitably foppish William of Stratford to a merry band of feminists in this time-shifting, mind-bending comedic confection.
It’s cerebral without ever being inaccessible. It’s comfortably cool in the handy, food-purveying King’s Head Pub venue, so you’d be daft, or slow to buy, to miss out on this sure-to-sell-out gem.
-Winnipeg Free Press
A raucous pub environment is the perfect venue for the latest hilarious offering from Vancouver’s Monster Theatre after many fringe hits in previous years.
The arc of Shakespeare’s titular character from Romeo and Juliet, played by co-writer Pippa Mackie, is followed through to the end of her play, before a quick rewind prevents her from killing herself. Instead, she meanders through some of the Bard’s other plays in an attempt to liberate these women.
Juliet finds herself befriending characters such as Lady Macbeth, Ophelia, Cleopatra and Miranda, all played brilliantly by Carly Pokoradi. Together they end up confronting Shakespeare, played by co-writer Ryan Gladstone, before Juliet rewrites the Bard’s endings so the women live (mostly) happily ever after.
The interactions between Pokoradi and Mackie veer between classic Shakespeare and saucy modern-day dialogue, keeping audiences in stitches from beginning to end of the 60-minute production. The taut writing, sparse props and sound effects are bolstered by fantastic performances, which serve to ratchet up the laughs from start to finish.
Monster Theatre (AKA Monster Creative Productions Society) is holding our Annual General Meeting
Location: Mount Pleasant Community Centre (arts room)
Date: June 24th, 2019
All members are welcome.
RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION that the existing bylaws of the Society be deleted and replaced with the Bylaws attached hereto as Schedule A (LINK)
After 7 years of the rest of the country falling in love with Tara Travis and Monster Theatre’s best play, it’s time to bring it TO!
Tarragon Mainspace 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto
July 5th-13th TICKETS!
Six Queens. Six Love stories. Six Deaths. One Actress!
It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts. One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is a heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one, and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner.
But when Henry arrives…everything changes.
★★★★★ “…one of the most impressive acting feats in the festival!”
– Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press
“Tara Travis is an immense talent. Go see this show and you will find yourself in heaven.
Comedy heaven that is.”-umfm.com
Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone
Starring Tara Travis
Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald
Costume Design by Adam Dickson
Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich
Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls?
It’s your ol’ pal Larry! He’s “no idiom”, and he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt. He wants to prove that he’s worthy of a good woman, that he can quit drinkin’ and even take up “medertation”.
Bold, smart and f@#king funny, It turns out that LARRY’s internal trip is more terrifying than he ever thought was possible.
A unique, world class, moving piece of theatre, comedy, and dance.” – Annette Loiselle, Artistic Director SkirtsAfire Festival, Edmonton
Strobe, nudity, coarse language
Created and Performed by Candice Roberts
Co-directed by Candice Roberts, Deanna Fleysher and Kat Single-Dain
Dramaturg by Deanna Fleysher
May 31-June 2
Here is a link to the Facebook event
Our summer’s smash hit JESUS CHRIST: The Lost Years
is coming to Vancouver.
Playing at the Havana Theatre March 13-23.
“Not only one of the most deft pieces of physical comedy I have ever seen – it is as subtle as it is funny, and as literate as it is energetic and frantic!”
5 STARS -SEE Magazine
“Nothing Short of a Comic Miracle!”
5 STARS -National Post