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Calm! I’m Talking launches the new STC season


Sudbury Theater Center celebrates its 50th season

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The Sudbury Theater Center is ready to welcome Face to Face clients once again as it announces its 2021-2022 50th anniversary season.


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“This is an important milestone for us,” says John McHenry, artistic director of STC. “Fifty years is important for any theater company, but it is especially gratifying for STC to celebrate it. “

The season opens with Quiet! I’m talking about Vince Grittani (October 14-30). Grittani created a wonderful character in Bunny Bevington-Smythe, A Wealthy Heiress in her ninth decade.

Bunny wrote a biography and invited the media to his Muskoka cabin to regale them with his passions, philosophies and opinions on love, life and alcohol. A straight shooter, she’s gorgeous, hilarious and a hoot.

Mary Pitt is the star of this tour de force in one actor. She has performed across Canada, including at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, and made her debut at STC.

Celebrate the holidays with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Jeremy Webb and composed by Scott Macmillan (December 2-18). Appreciated by STC audiences in 2019, the classic story is lovingly recreated for the whole family with Christmas ghost puppets and a fully orchestrated musical score.

Sudbury actor Matthew Heiti will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of other characters in this traditional holiday classic tale that will make you laugh, cry and fill you to the brim. ‘a warm and warm Christmas joy.

Matthew Heiti will also see his play, Ever Falling Flight, produced in two entirely different versions, back to back; in English at STC (February 17 to March 5) and in French at the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario under the name of Aéroportée (February 16-19).


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Crossing increasingly strange stopovers with his (not) faithful navigator Fred, our hero takes flight in this comic fantasy inspired by the last mysterious flight of Amelia Earhart and her famous world tour of 1937. voyage.

STC is closing its main season with Denise Mader’s This One (April 21 to May 7). Denise throws a surprise birthday party for her four-year-old niece and challenges herself to bake a pie from scratch for the first time. Time is running out before the rest of the guests arrive and she’s going to try her mom’s classic pecan pie. A slice of storytelling, a theatrical touch, and a bountiful real-life experience, This One is perfect on the palette.

STC’s Students on Stage program kicks off in February and concludes with a presentation of Mining Rocks by local playwright Val MacMenemey (May 24-29). Nick, a grade 8 student, has an assignment on mining. However, it is only when he goes down to a mine, with a yellow canary called Nugget, that the life and the mission get really interesting.

As part of its anniversary season, STC presents One Step at a Time, written, conceived, composed and performed by Andrew Prashad, directed and dramatized by Scott Hurst with musical direction by Jeannie Wyse (April 1 and 2).

Using monologues, original songs and improvised tap dancing, Andrew shares his wife and himself’s journey of looking after a son with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, while raising two daughters, all the while continuing. his career as a professional actor, singer and dancer. It is a tour de force not to be missed.


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STC also features Leisa Way and Sudbury’s favorite Wayward Wind Band in Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot (May 12-14). Spend the evening with the incredible music of a Canadian legend and sing along with Sundown, For Loving Me, Early Morning Rain, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Black Day in July, Alberta Bound, Rainy Day People, Ribbon of Darkness and many more. ‘others .

STC’s script-reading series The Playmine will debut in November with Evergreen by Aaron Kyte, followed in March by All the Things I Draw by Kim Fahner and The Big McCoy by Caleigh Crow, Nathan Howe and Colin Wolfe in May.

The PlayMine series gives writers vital development time, dramaturgical support, and a chance to hear their work read aloud by professional actors in front of an audience.


Four game subscriptions are now on sale. By becoming a subscriber, you guarantee your seats and see a show for free.

Call the DiBrina box office at 705-674-8381, ext. 21, or drop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy Street in downtown Sudbury, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This season takes into account government and health authority guidelines due to COVID-19, including all performances played at a maximum of 50% of capacity, or 144 out of 289 possible customers. Visit sudburytheater.com to read STC’s COVID-19 health and safety plan.

For more information on STC’s 2021-22 50th Anniversary Season, visit sudburytheatre.com.

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