Leap Series 2018-19
Take a leap with us into the unexpected, with this new series of plays that push the boundaries of story-telling in theatre -- that challenge and provoke.

Tickets for the Leap Series are sold separately from subscriptions at $20-$25 per ticket, and are on sale now.

Flex Pass - A limited number of Flex Passes are available for only $50 for three tickets, to use however you want – one for each play, or multiple for one play. Call the PTE Box Office to purchase a Flex Pass at 204-942-5483.

Note: purchasing a Flex Pass does not guarantee seats on a particular date. Redemption for seats will be subject to availability. Sorry, no refunds.


Join us on the first Friday evening performance of each Leap Series show for live music in the PTE Lounge. Stick around after the show, have a drink and chat about the play while enjoying a performance from a local singer-songwriter. Presented in partnership with Manitoba Music.

Friday, November 30th: Mitchell James

November 28 – December 9, 2018

EMPIRE OF THE SON by Tetsuro Shigematsu

Vancouver Asian CanadianTheatre (Vancouver, BC)

From the ashes of Hiroshima to modern-day Vancouver, a funny, emotional portrayal of fathers and sons. Former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu  and his emotionally remote father, Akira, shared the same profession, communicating with millions, but not with each other. When Akira’s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understood: a microphone. As he learns about how his own father was once a son, Tetsuro realizes all the ways in which he, himself, needs to step up and become a better dad. An original, multi-media presentation.

Performance Times:
November 28 - December 8 - 7:30 pm (Wed. to Sat.)
Sunday, December 2 & 9 - 3:00 pm
No performance on Monday or Tuesday, December 3 & 4


March 21 – 31, 2019

A Theatre New Brunswick production in association with Prairie Theatre Exchange

With words and music by New Brunswick Wolastoqiyik artist Natalie Sappier, Finding Wolastoq Voice is a story of awakening and transformation. A young woman is lost and comes to find herself, and the way forward, by opening herself to the voice of her ancestors and the power in her own voice.  This dance-theatre production with stunning design and movement is as powerful as it is elegant.

Performance Times:
March 21 - 30 - 7:30 pm (Thurs. to Sat. & Wed., Mar. 27)
Sunday, March 24 & 31 - 3:00 pm
No performance on Monday or Tuesday, March 25 & 26


April 17 – 28, 2019

HOW IT ENDS by Debbie Patterson

Sick + Twisted Theatre

An immersive, interactive dance/theatre piece that explores end-of-life choices and personal experience. Playwright Debbie Patterson is living with MS, and strives to use her disability to provide insight into what it means to accept the body’s vulnerability. This exploration of end-of-life, seen through the lens of disability, allows Patterson to use her lived experience of a progressive, debilitating, incurable illness to provide a new understanding of what makes life worth living, the value of suffering, and the pleasure of surrendering control.

Note: this performance takes place in multiple venues within PTE's facility

Performance Times:
April 17 - 27 - 7:30 pm (Wed. to Sat. & Tues., April 23)
Sunday, April 21 & 28 - 3:00 pm
No performance on Monday, April 22





Empire of the Son - Tetsuro Shigematsu, photo by Raymond Shum | Set Design: Pam Johnson | Lighting Design: Gerald King | Costume Design: Barbara Clayden

Finding Wolastoq Voice - Aria Evans, photo by André Reinders | Set & Lighting Design: Andy Moro

How it Ends - Andrew Cecon, Debbie Patterson, Johanna Riley, photo by Solmund Jakob MacPherson