The Flats

Ginny Collins
January 26, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Preview - January 25, 2017
A mystery on the frozen edge of Hudson Bay

"You’re either born here, or you got a reason”

When the town doctor with the unsavoury past goes missing in Churchill, Manitoba, all trails lead to The Flats. Teetering on the edge of the Hudson’s Bay, this frozen strip of land becomes the focus of a search that unearths its strangest residents, some town secrets, and even a few ghosts. The Flats is a quirky exploration of what brings people to the edge of the world, where the polar bears are the least of your worries.

Setting: Churchill, Manitoba. A town of 800 on the edge of the Hudson Bay.

This play is a work of fiction. Its characters are not based on any persons living or dead...even the dead ones.

Running Time: approximately one hour 50 minutes

In partnership with Théâtre Cercle Molière

The Flats is performed by a bilingual cast and will be presented en français at Théâtre Cercle Molière March 2 - 18, 2017.

Bob Says: “Ginny Collins is a sharp, smart young Winnipeg writer with a deft touch for dark comedy and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to this play set in Churchill partly because of the quality of the writing, and partly because of the opportunity to partner with Théâtre Cercle Molière. It’s very exciting to be working with a bilingual cast and to be performing this play on both sides of the river.”

WIN a VIA Rail round trip to Churchill!

When you attend a performance of The Flats, enter the free draw in the lobby. You could win round trip train fare in Sleeper Plus class, which includes all meals. During “Aurora” season, Jan 24 to March 20, there will be a dome car on the train and a chef to prepare meals in the dining car. Value: $3,500

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Nyla Carpentier                        Mel
Francis Fontaine                      Chuck
Gabriel Gosselin                      Felix
Alicia Johnston                        Kate
Julie Lumsden                         Minnie

Director: Robert Metcalfe
Artistic Collaborator: Geneviève Pelletier
Set Designer: Brian Perchaluk
Costume Designer: Liliane Lavack
Lighting Designer: Larry Isacoff
Original Music Composed by Daniel Roy
Translator: Lorraine Forbes
Stage Manager: Michelle Lagassé
Assistant Stage Manager: Matthew Lagacé

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