2020-21 Season Update

January 13, 2021


Happy New Year! As we begin 2021, we're filled with a hopeful spirit and a reinvigorated commitment to telling stories and bringing theatre to life here at PTE.

The new year has also brought sobering news about where we are in the pandemic. It’s become clear that, once again, our plans must be revamped. So on to Contingency Plan #481 (more or less).

Post-Democracy  by Hannah Moscovitch (originally March 10 - 28)
This exciting new work by a critically-acclaimed Canadian playwright will not be premiered with a live audience in the PTE theatre. However, plans to create a digital production, similar to the way Katharsis was filmed, are going forward. It will be theatre that is specifically designed to be filmed, to evoke (as much as possible) the feeling of sitting in an audience. The film will be ready for viewing from April 8 to 25. Tickets will be $20/individual, $35/family, and will go on sale in March.

VOICE by Ismaila Alfa (originally May 19 – June 13)
This new play is a digital presentation, which will require a ticket to view. The film will be ready for viewing from June 24 - July 12 . Tickets will be $20/individual, $35/family, and will go on sale in June.

1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu (May 5 - 9) – NEW! (a digital presentation)
1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu (Empire of the Son) is a moving portrait of one man's amzing life. PTE is presenting this cinematic adaptation of the award-winning production from Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre as scheduled showings accompanied by a live talkback with Tetsuro. Tickets will be $20/individual, $35/family and will go on sale in April.

Winnipeg Stories – NEW! (February 15 - March 31)
As part of the Safe at Home initiative of the Government of Manitoba, we commissioned three short audio stories from three local playwrights: Jo MacDonald, Ellen Peterson and Liam Zarrillo. These personal and heartfelt perspectives are all about Winnipeg, each bringing to life a different facet of our home and our neighbours.