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PTE Breaks Down Borders for Launch of 2017-18 Season

PTE Breaks Down Borders for Launch of 2017-18 Season

Salt-Water Moon
Salt-Water Moon runs January 24 to February 11, 2018 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (JOSEPH MICHAEL PHOTO)

Prairie Theatre Exchange is knocking down borders to open their 2017-18 season this fall.

The Winnipeg theatre group launches its 45th season October 11-29 with Gracie by Joan McLeod.

“Borders are generally thought to protect and define us, but they actually restrict us from getting a broader perspective,” said PTE artistic director Robert Metcalfe.

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Birds and the Bees: PTE Unwraps New ‘Saucy’ Comedy

Birds and the Bees: PTE Unwraps New ‘Saucy’ Comedy

The Birds and the Bees
The Birds and the Bees runs March 29 to April 16 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (HANDOUT)

Remember being sat down to hear about the birds and the bees? A new production at Prairie Theatre Exchange delves deeper, but is literally set against a backdrop of actual birds and bees. (Get your mind out of the gutter).

“The Birds and the Bees” is a comedy about sex, love and relationships, following characters who navigate romantic emotion and all the extras that come along with it.

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Churchill-Inspired Murder Mystery ‘The Flats’ Debuting at PTE

Churchill-Inspired Murder Mystery ‘The Flats’ Debuting at PTE

The Flats
The Flats runs January 25 to February 12 at Prairie Theatre Exchange, followed by a French production at Le Théâtre Cercle Molière, March 2-18. (PTE / HANDOUT)

Temperatures lately in Winnipeg rival those of Churchill, Manitoba, but it’s the warm stories and experiences from the northern community that really make an impression on its visitors.

Local playwright Ginny Collins knows all about that, having visited Churchill several years ago and churning her time there into a new production at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

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Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Mom's the Word
Sarah Donald, Trish Cooper, Jenny Wasko-Paterson & Lisa C. Ravensbergen in “Mom’s the Word,” playing now through November 27 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (LEIF NORMAN PHOTO)

Mother knows best. Or in this case, Mom’s the Word.

That’s the new comedic production currently running at Prairie Theatre Exchange looking at the world of motherhood. Anecdotes, or “mom”-ologues as PTE calls them, make up this refreshed play written by six Vancouver actors.

“I’m looking forward to introducing it to a new generation of parents,” said PTE artistic director Robert Metcalfe. “But I also think it will remind those of us whose small-child-parenting days are behind us, just what an incredible journey we took with our little ones.”

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Harvest’ at PTE

CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Harvest’ at PTE

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PTE - HarvestChrisD.ca and Prairie Theatre Exchange want to send a lucky reader and their guest to a VIP night to see the opening of Harvest by Ken Cameron.

In partnership with Culture on Every Corner, the ultimate VIP experience will include:

· A pair of premium seats to attend the opening of Harvest on Thursday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at PTE
· Complimentary heated, underground parking for the evening in the Portage Place parkade
· A complimentary beverage for each of you
· An invitation to attend the post-show reception in the lobby, attended by the actors

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘The Valley’ at PTE

CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘The Valley’ at PTE

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The ValleyChrisD.ca and Prairie Theatre Exchange want to send a lucky reader and their guest to a VIP night to see the opening of The Valley by Joan MacLeod.

In partnership with Culture on Every Corner, the ultimate VIP experience will include:

· A pair of premium seats to attend the opening of “The Valley” on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. at PTE
· Complimentary heated, underground parking for the evening in the Portage Place parkade
· A complimentary beverage for each of you
· An invitation to attend the post-show reception in the lobby, attended by the actors

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CONTEST: Win a VIP Night at Prairie Theatre Exchange

CONTEST: Win a VIP Night at Prairie Theatre Exchange

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Chelsea Hotel -- The Songs of Leonard CohenChrisD.ca and Prairie Theatre Exchange want to send a lucky reader and their guest to a VIP night to see the opening of Chelsea Hotel — The Songs of Leonard Cohen.

In partnership with Culture on Every Corner, the ultimate VIP experience will include:

  • A pair of premium seats to attend the opening of the show on Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at PTE
  • Complimentary heated, underground parking for the evening in the Portage Place parkade
  • A complimentary beverage for each of you
  • An invitation to attend the post-show reception in the lobby, attended by the actors

How do I win?

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw one random winner for a pair of tickets. Good luck!

CONTEST NOW CLOSED

About the show:

Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an eclectic cabaret of loves crumpled up and tossed aside like a writer’s first draft. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics, we become witnesses in the search for words to cure love’s pain. Some of the Juno- and Grammy-winner’s most iconic songs are featured to intensely dramatic effect, including “Suzanne”, “Bird on a Wire”, “Tower of Song”, “Chelsea Hotel”, and “Hallelujah”, performed by a multi-talented cast of six musicians who also sing and dance. Check into the illusionary world of New York’s infamous hotel – a room full of music, enchantment, desire, passion and love.

“Chelsea Hotel — The Songs of Leonard Cohen” runs at PTE from January 23 to February 9.

Be sure to “like” PTE on Facebook and follow @PrairieTheatre on Twitter.

No purchase necessary. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Contest closes Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. CT. Open to all Manitoba residents. Winners will be notified by e-mail and must confirm their attendance before the show.

CONTEST: Win a VIP Night to ‘Social Studies’ at Prairie Theatre Exchange

CONTEST: Win a VIP Night to ‘Social Studies’ at Prairie Theatre Exchange

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Social Studies - Prairie Theatre ExchangeChrisD.ca and Prairie Theatre Exchange want to send a lucky reader and their guest to a VIP night to see the new comedy “Social Studies” by Trish Cooper.

In partnership with Culture on Every Corner, the ultimate VIP experience will include:

  • A pair of premium seats to attend the opening of “Social Studies” on Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. at PTE
  • Complimentary heated, underground parking for the evening in the Portage Place parkade
  • A complimentary beverage for each of you
  • An invitation to attend the post-show reception in the lobby, attended by the actors

How do I win?

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw one random winner for a pair of tickets. Good luck!

CONTEST NOW OVER

About the play:

When Jackie moves back to her childhood home after separating from her husband, she thought her biggest problem would be readjusting to life on a smaller bed. She didn’t realize her “earth goddess” mother had actually given that bed away to a Sudanese refugee! Now she has to decide how to get on with her life under these new circumstances and figure out who she is within this new family dynamic, especially with Deng now firmly ensconced as the favourite “son.” A comedy about assumptions in River Heights.

Social Studies runs at PTE from November 21 to December 8.

Be sure to “like” PTE on Facebook and follow @PrairieTheatre on Twitter.

No purchase necessary. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Contest closes Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5 p.m. CT. Open to all Manitoba residents. Winners will be notified by e-mail and must confirm their attendance before the show. Value of prize included is approximately $110.

Dentists to Front ‘Guys and Dolls’ Play at PTE

Dentists to Front ‘Guys and Dolls’ Play at PTE

By Tyler Sutherland

Prairie Theatre ExchangeA group of 18 Manitoba dentists are starring in a fundraising play for Prairie Theatre Exchange and CancerCare Manitoba.

The popular Broadway hit musical Guys and Dolls will be presented by the volunteer from May 9-12, marking the second all-dentist musical to be performed on the PTE Mainstage in three years.

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