Our past shows include a farce, two murder mysteries and a comedy that’s not a farce (apparently there is a difference). All shows are Canadian with three by a Calgary author.
Michael Armstrong and Jenn MacLean shock the Bishop – Jeremy MacKenzie
Our first show – For a Mature Audience Only – was set in run down vicarage in the UK. A porn producer pressured by the mob to get a film done within 24 hours rents a church hall as a last resort. The vicar, pleased to get enough money to fix the leaky roof believes that he’s received manna from heaven. Lots of double entendres, mistaken identities, cross dressing, inconvenient entrances and other classic farce elements were out in full force.
Kevin Chinook and Kathleen Fraser discuss high finances
Larry Hoffman is stopped in his tracks by Jamie Cunnington
Investment in Murder was set at the isolated desert mansion of a high flying fund manager. The fund hasn’t been doing well of late (or so it seems) and the investment manager dies in the middle of a broadcast to his investors. Did he really die? If he did – then where did the body go. Plot twists and a cast of seemingly benign innocent characters make solving this one difficult.
Broadcasters Kevin Chinook and Sue-Anne Fu-Joncic
Jamie Cunnington – the lawyer is lectured to by his mom – Zena Drabinsky
Office Hours, a comedy by Norm Foster – a well known Canadian Playwright – happens over the course of an afternoon in 6 different settings, but with a common thread to all.
Jamie Cunnington does away with Fred Krysko
Anne Hodgson and Michael Armstrong as the investigating detectives.
Magician Manuel Ramirez entertains two young audience members with his sleight of hand.
Our most recent production – Deadly Illusions – is a murder mystery that takes place in the midst of the classic disappearing cabinet trick. The cabinets really worked, and no, there are no trapdoors in the Pumphouse. Members of Calgary’s Magician community were on hand to entertain theatre goers in the lobby prior to the show. Watch for many of these magicians again in our Magic Show April 13-15 at the Pumphouse.
Shackleton – The Radio Play opens on February 23, 2018. The play about Ernest Shackleton and his crew being marooned in the Antarctic for two years is an amazing story – better yet, it’s all true. With an engaging script and live on-stage sound effects this is a must see!