Tickets available for Ignition Theatre’s fifth season

Tickets are now available for Ignition Theatre’s explosive fifth season.

Tickets are now available for Ignition Theatre’s explosive fifth season.

A Governor General Award-winning play, a world premiere, a holiday classic, and a musical are all part of the professional theatre company’s fifth anniversary line-up.

The season opener is The Drawer Boy, by Canadian playwright Michael Healey, which runs Oct. 22 to 31.

The winner of the 1999 Governor General’s Award for Drama is about a self-absorbed young actor who arrives on a small farm to research country life.

What he finds blurs the line between truth and fiction.

For heart-warming Christmas fare, Ignition Theatre will present It’s a Wonderful Life, as a live radio drama, adapted by Tony Palermo. It runs from Dec. 10 to 19.

The company will next put a cruel spin on Valentine’s Day with The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute, which goes Feb. 4 to 13. When a shy, insecure student falls for a sexy aggressive artist, their intense affair veers into shocking territory.

Ignition launches the world premiere of Fertile Choices from March 25 to 27.

The locally written play about a woman’s decision not to have children was adapted by Ignition artistic director Matt Grue and Glynis Wilson Boultbee, from Boultbee’s poetry/sculpture exhibit with Michele Dupas.

The Last Five Years, a musical about a New York couple, by Jason Robert Brown, will be staged May 20 to 29. The winner of the 2002 Drama Desk Award tells the story of young people falling in and out of love in an unusual way. The woman tells her story backwards, while the man tells it chronologically.

Finally, the company will again stage Bohemian Rhapsody, a multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating theatre, film and visual art from July 7 to 17, after a warm audience reception to this summer’s festival.

Season tickets to the full complement of Ignition Theatre productions are $99.

Ignition’s Signature Series features tickets to three plays: The Drawer Boy, The Shape of Things, and The Last Five Years, for $59.

Again they are available through The Matchbox box office, 403-341-6500.

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