Drama Department

2018-2019 Theatre Season

If you’d like more information about any of our shows, please send your inquiries to duane.piper@lethsd.ab.ca

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

By Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Directed by Duane Piper

December 12- 15

The 2018-2019 Chinook high school theatre season opens with a 5-time Tony Award, 7-time Olivier Award winning play.  This story is all about perspectives, it brings the audience into the mind of a 15 year old boy with Autism through a combination of storytelling, acting and technology.  At the play’s opening, Christopher Boone discovers his neighbour’s dog has been killed, and he is the main suspect.  As he spends time figuring out who the true killer is, he uncovers family secrets that throw his perfectly ordered life into chaos, forcing him to bravely face the world on his own for the first time.

Parental guidance is recommended as the play includes mature themes and language.

Fiddler on the Roof

By Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Dave Mikuliak

January 15- 19

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical set in the fictional Jewish settlement of Anatevka at the turn of the century in Russia. First produced in 1964, it remains a classic staple in the Music Theatre repertoire.  Musical Theatre classes 15-25-35 come together to tell the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love–each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith–and with the edict of the Tsar who continuously discriminates against the Jews from the town of Anatevka.

TBD – To Be Devised – A student written and led show

Facilitated by Duane Piper

April 11- 13

The students of Chinook High School’s Advanced Acting class will come together to create an entirely new play using a technique known as “devised theatre.”  Using a found object as a filter for creativity, the company of young actors will begin to write and direct an utterly unique show that will be a representation of how these young artists see the world.  From the first meeting to the final curtain call, the students will write, act, and direct, having full creative control of their show.

The Most Massive Woman Wins

The Most Massive Woman Wins

April 11, 12 & 13 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Tickets are available through the Textbook Centre, online, or at the door.

Why Do Birds Lie?

Why Do Birds Lie?

April 11, 12 & 13 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Tickets are available through the Textbook Centre, online, or at the door.