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Soulpepper’s 2022 Season

 

The New Classical FM is proud to be an “Official Radio Sponsor”
of the 25th Anniversary Season of Soulpepper!

The 2022 season welcomes audiences back to the theatre and explores themes of family, community and belonging and also features a number of exciting premiere productions. Don’t miss Soulpepper’s new season in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

For show information or to purchase tickets, go to soulpepper.ca.

 

Pipeline


Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Weyni Mengesha
Assistant Directed by Luke Reece

What a mother will do to save her son.

Pipeline is a deeply moving story of a single mother’s fight to give her son a better future. Nya is an inner-city teacher who is desperate to give her son the opportunities she knows aren’t available in the public school system. When an incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, she must confront her son’s rage and her own choices that led him there. 

Nominated for 5 Lucille Lortel Awards, this thoughtful drama about community, family and the education system makes its Canadian Premiere. 

“Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence.” – New York Times

Canadian Premiere

Pipeline runs from April 7 to May 8, 2022. Opening Night is April 14, 2022.

 

Where the Blood Mixes

Kevin Loring
Co-production with Native Earth Performing Arts
Directed by Jani Lauzon

A place in the heart where a father and daughter meet. 

Where the Blood Mixes takes us to the place where the rivers meet, to the heart of a family. After decades apart, Christine returns to her First Nations community to reconnect with her father. Her return provokes his memories of the Residential School system and together they must confront that legacy. With beautiful heart and great humour, this is a celebration of resilience and the healing power of stories.

Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama

“a pitch-perfect production” – Toronto Star

Where the Blood Mixes runs from May 26 to June 26, 2022. Opening Night is June 2, 2022.

 

Kamloopa


Kim Senklip Harvey
Co-production with Native Earth Performing Arts
Directed by Kim Senklip Harvey

Always dance like the ancestors are watching.

With brilliance, irreverence, and fearless wit, three Indigenous women hit the road on their way to the largest powwow on the West Coast – and to self-discovery. But how do you discover yourself when Columbus allegedly already did that? Come along for the ride to connect with the ancestors on this mind bending and boundary blurring adventure.

Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama

Toronto Premiere

Kamloopa runs from June 23 to July 24, 2022. Opening Night is June 30, 2022.

 

Queen Goneril

Erin Shields
Directed by Weyni Mengesha

Lear’s daughter in a man’s world.

Set seven years before Shakespeare’s legendary play King Lear, Queen Goneril is seen through the eyes of his three daughters fighting a patriarchal system at odds with their aspirations. In Goneril, Regan and Cordelia we find a natural-born leader, a boundary pusher and a reluctant peacekeeper trying to survive and find their voices in their father’s kingdom. But how can they when no one is listening? Queen Goneril brings the background into focus, and a previously deafening silence to an irresistible crescendo. 

World Premiere

Queen Goneril runs in repertory with King Lear from August 25 to October 2, 2022. Opening Night is August 31, 2022.

 

King Lear

William Shakespeare
Directed by Kim Collier

Goneril’s father near the end of his reign.

Sovereignty is a young man’s game, and it’s time for this aging monarch to fade into the background with one final demand – that his daughters profess their love for him before dividing the kingdom among them. This proves more complicated than anticipated, sending the family spiralling into madness and an unquenchable thirst for power. 

King Lear runs in repertory with Queen Goneril from August 27 to October 1, 2022. Opening Night is September 2, 2022.

 

Bad Parent

Ins Choi
Co-production with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Prairie Theatre Exchange
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones 

Parenthood isn’t easy. Especially in front of an audience.

While most people get to keep their parenting struggles behind closed doors, Charles and Norah are laying theirs bare. As the young couple navigate their life as parents of a toddler, they also try to figure out who they are in relation to each other, their son, and the audience. From the creator of Kim’s Convenience comes a humorous and honest story about the rocky rite of passage into parenthood.

Rolling World Premiere

Bad Parent runs from September 15 to October 9, 2022. Opening Night is September 16, 2022.

 

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