Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Current Season

Actors Workshop Theatre 2018/2019

Season tickets available: theatre@tru.ca


She Kills Monsters

Oct. 3-6 and 10-13, 2018
  • By Qui Nguyen
  • Directed by Robin Nichol

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek within us all. Two years after the death of her teenage sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious notebook containing her sister’s home-brewed Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Newly born hero, Agnes the Ass-hatted, undertakes an epic quest to save Tilly’s soul and to learn about her sister’s hidden life.


The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr

Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2018
  • By Jovette Marchessault
  • Translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • Directed by Wesley Eccleston

West Coast painter Emily Carr lived in a magical place that she had christened "the House of All Sorts". In this play, Emily receives visits from her sister, Lizzie, the epitome of Victorian society; from her First Nations friend, Sophie; Lawren Harris, the young painter who wants to revolutionize art in Canada; the Soul Tuner, who hears her cries of compassion; and from D'Sonoqua, the Goddess-Mother who beckons from the old world of legends.

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Morning Becomes Electra

February 28 to March 2 and March 7-9, 2019
  • By Eugene O'Neill
  • Directed by Heidi Verwey

Mourning Becomes Electra is a Greek tragedy re-imagined in Civil War-weary New England at the turn of the century. The wealthy shipping family, the Mannons, are torn apart by jealousy and suspicion in this American theatre classic full of high drama, fascinating characters, imagery and allusion.


The Directors Festival

April 10-13, 2019

One-act plays directed by senior directing students.