Hubcity Theatre forges new territory with exciting 2016 season
Mistaken identities in Victoria Park, time travelling to the days of classic radio dramas, a legendary whodunit and a first ever Atlantic Tour – Hubcity Theatre today announced a 2016 season designed to further strengthen Moncton’s reputation as a major hub for artistic creation and performance.
“We are very excited about the diverse arts programming we have planned for 2016,” says Artistic Director Paul David Power. “This year our programming will provide Moncton residents and visitors an impressive menu of choice when it comes to live theatre. Furthermore, with our very first planned Atlantic Tour, we have the opportunity to act as artistic ambassadors for Moncton as we showcase a new work originating from our local arts community.”
In March the company will present a one night tribute to radio dramas of the past. Radio Rewind will include three classic dramas from the golden age of radio during the 1930s-1950s performed in front of a live audience.
In May, Hubcity Theatre will embark on its first Atlantic Region Tour with its original work, ROOMIES. ROOMIES was staged last year in November at the Empress Theatre in Moncton. With positive reviews and interest from arts advocates, ROOMIES will travel to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI and other areas in New Brunswick as part of an Atlantic Region Tour. Performances are scheduled throughout the months of May and June.
A cornerstone of Hubcity Theatre’s season is its annual Shakespeare in the Park, a free performance for the community. In 2016, Hubcity Theatre returns to Victoria Park with one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Comedy of Errors. Performances are planned to run for two weekends in July.
Finally, audiences will have the opportunity to play detective as Hubcity Theatre presents the classic play Dial M for Murder. The story, made famous by the Hitchcock film, is still one of theatre’s most shocking and entertaining “whodunits”. Dial M for Murder is scheduled to play at the Empress Theatre in Moncton in November.
Along with scheduled programming, Hubcity Theatre is looking to offer aspiring artists in our communities the opportunity to share original work at an open mic night. Details on submission process and event venue will be shared in the coming weeks.
“We’re proud of what we have planned for 2016, which celebrates classic theatrical offerings through different mediums while also furthering the importance of developing and showcasing new works,” says Paul Power. “It’s really a season designed to bring audiences and artists together to entertain, challenge and create.”
Further information, including dates, venues and times will be announced as each initiative draws closer. Hubcity Theatre will also publicly announce audition dates and locations for artists wishing to take part in projects as production deadlines roll out throughout the year. Visit hubcitytheatre.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated.
Paul David Power, Artistic Director
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About Hubcity Theatre
Hubcity Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre company located in Moncton, New Brunswick. We are committed to enriching New Brunswick’s cultural landscape through the performance of classic and contemporary theatre while fostering the creation and exploration of original works.