Concordia University of Edmonton’s “Theatre at CUE” produces two mainstage productions each academic year – one in the Fall (October/November) and one in the winter (March).
Each mainstage production is directed by either a faculty member or a guest director from Edmonton’s professional theatre community, alternating between classical and contemporary theatre productions. Every second year, one of those productions is a musical. Auditions are open to all CUE students, and those with the appropriate drama prerequisites can gain credit for their participation in the productions, either as performers or part of the technical team (Drama 307/308).
CUE’s independent student drama club, Green Thespians Collective (GTC), also sponsors a student directed Drama Festival late in the Fall term as well as a Fine Arts Festival of Theatre, Dance, Music and Research presentations late in the Winter term.
In 2019, we started The Fringe at CUE in partnership with Wishbone Theatre, where we presented Bluebirds by Vern Theissen as part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival. As we return to theatre post-covid we hope to continue to partner with professional theatre companies to offer our students the opportunity to work with theatre professionals and present their work as part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival.
A Magical Mystery for All Ages by Glenda Stirling
November 3 to 5 and November 10 to 12, 2023
Deep Dive is the story of Moibeal, a young Scottish girl growing up on the Canadian prairies. Moibeal struggles with being from two places and never having a pencil case with her name on it but things get even worse when she starts to suspect that her mother is hiding a magical secret in the spare room closet. With the help of her dog Hamish and her classmates, Moibeal sets out to discover just what it is her mother is hiding in that closet.
A World Premiere, originally commissioned by Concrete Theatre, adapted specifically for Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) students.
Note: Suitable for audiences 6 and older
Directed by Glenda Stirling
Production Design by Josiah Hiemstra
Costume Design by Betty Kolodziej
Stage Manager River Buhler
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. Followed by an all ages Q and A with the cast, writer and director
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Al & Trish Huehn Theatre, Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Boulevard
Tickets available at the door or in advance at Edmonton Arts Council (formally TIX on the Square) or CUE’s bookstore, Bookish
$15 Students and Seniors
$5 for Young Audiences (6 – 13 years old)
$45 Family Pass (up to 5 members of your chosen family)
Fall 2023 – Everyman A Medieval Morality Play by Carol Ann Duffy – Directed by Caroline Howarth
Fall 2022 – Chrysothemis by Meg Braem – Directed by Patricia Darbasie
Winter 2022 – Tuck Everlasting – Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Music by Chris Miller; Lyrics by Nathan Tysen; Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt – Directed by Michael Peng
Fall 2021 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – A play by Simon Stephans based on the novel by Mark Haddon – Directed by Glenda Stirling
Fall 2020 – Too Much Zoom Makes Us All Go Blind – Directed by Dave Horak
Winter 2020 – Macbeth – By William Shakespeare – Directed by Michael Peng
Fall 2019 – Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward – Directed by Glenda Stirling
Winter 2019 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book and Rachel Sheinkin – Directed by Brenley Charkow
Fall 2018 – Almost, Maine by John Cariani – Directed by Glenda Stirling
Winter 2018 – The Dada Play by Mieko Ouchi – Edmonton premiere – Directed by Caroline Howarth
Fall 2017 – Waxworks by Trina Davies – Canadian Premiere – Directed by Glenda Stirling
Winter 2017 – Urinetown: The Musical – Music by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis – Directed by Michael Peng
Fall 2016 – Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham, Directed by Caroline Howarth
Winter 2016 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Chris Bullough
Fall 2015 – The Glorious 12th by Raymond Storey, directed by Caroline Howarth
Winter 2015 – Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate, directed by Caroline Howarth, Conductor Danielle Lisboa
Fall 2014 – The Secret Garden adapted by Michael Shamata and Paula Wing, directed by Michelle Rios, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Winter 2014 – Village of Idiots by John Lazarus, directed by Randy Ritz, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Fall 2013 – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, translated by Pam Gems, directed by Caroline Howarth, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Winter 2013 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by Mieko Ouchi, musical director Kimberly Denis, choreographed by Richard Lee, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Fall 2012 –Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott by Beverly Cooper, directed by Caroline Howarth, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Winter 2012 – Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Randy Ritz, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Fall 2011 – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Caroline Howarth, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Winter 2011 – Honk by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, directed by Tara Brodin, musical director Ryan Sigurdson, choreographed by Jason Hardwick, production design by Josiah Hiemstra
Fall 2010 – Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, directed by Caroline Howarth, production design by Josiah Hiemstra