Gros Morne Theatre Festival announces 2018 lineup

From Neddy Norris Night during the 2017 Gros Morne Theatre Festival.

The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is busy preparing it’s 2018 season, and has published the full schedule for the coming summer. Check out the list of shows in their lineup below!

Tickets and schedule are available now via their website, theatrenewfoundland.com. Check out the description of each show below!

ED & Ed: Trapped

By Jeff Pitcher | June 2 – August 29

Alone.  Depressed.  Dejected.  It’s 1991 and the fishery is closed.  The wife’s gone.  No work.  No ‘nudding’.  Can anyone bring Ed out of his morose depression?  The other Ed thinks he can.  Caricatures, comedic situations and ridiculous lines but with a dose of good old Newfoundland pathos!

S.S. Ethie Dinner Theatre

By Shane Ellis Coates | June 9 – Sept. 1

Journey back to December, 1919 for the final voyage of The S.S. Ethie and meet the crew and passengers and see how she came to rest on the rocks at Martin’s Point, near Sally’s Cove.  You can also visit the site to see the 99-year-old rusted remains.

The Best of Newfoundland Vinyl

June 23 – August 31

Hits of the 1960’s, 70’s & 80’s by Newfoundland’s biggest recording stars come to life with hilarious hosts and toe-tapping, tear-jerking and side-splitting music & songs.

Outside Mullingar

By John Patrick Shanley | June 29 – August 31

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. A compassionate, delightful play about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

17 Men

By Jeff Pitcher | July 20 – August 30

The Cow Head War Memorial lists the names of 17 men who fought in World War I. This heart-rending “docu-drama” puts a face to men whose names are etched in stone. Where did they come from? Where did they fight? Did they come home? Who are their families today? A personal and revealing portrait of 17 local heroes.

On July 1, 2018 join us for a special reading of 17 Men, 1:00pm at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets for this reading is pay-what you-can at the door.

Neddy Norris Night

July 14 – August 30

A wondrous musical journey through Newfoundland & Labrador’s history through the songs and stories that warmed up many a kitchen through the centuries.

Our Frances

By Berni Stapleton |  September 1 – 22

An extraordinary play celebrating the life and heroism of Frances Cluett, VAD. Fanny was born and lived in Belleoram, Newfoundland. In 1916, she joined the Volunteer Aid Detachment and was shipped overseas to London, ultimately serving for four years at the 10th General Hospital in Rouen, France. The play is inspired by her many letters to home, detailing the horrors and heartbreak she witnessed, and revealing how her humour and resilience captured the love and loyalty of all she encountered.

Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight?

Monday, June 4 Daniel Payne

Monday, June 18 Daniel Payne

Monday, June 25 Allison Crowe

Monday, July 2 Sharecroppers

Monday, July 9 Shirley Montague

Monday, July 16 East Valley Special

Monday, July 23 Streel

Monday, July 30 Daniel & Stephanie Payne

Monday, Aug 6 Shakespeare’s Will

Monday, Aug 13 Dave Panting / Greg Simm

Monday, Aug 20 Company Jam

Tickets and schedule for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival are available now via their website, theatrenewfoundland.com.