Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre



By Kat Sandler
A co-production with Belfry Theatre
October 3 – 19, 2019 (Preview October 2)

When a black female police officer shoots an unarmed young black man, a white playwright uses this event as inspiration for his hit play soon to be adapted into a movie. But will he stay true to the facts? As Hollywood comes knocking, he decides to make a surprise visit to the officer to avoid media backlash. Filled with tension and suspense, Kat Sandler’s thought-provoking take on race and culture will have you questioning the meaning behind the phrase “based on a true story.”

Bang Bang is a fresh contemporary drama riddled with dark humour.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Sponsored by The Asper Foundation
November 14 – 30, 2019 (Preview November 12 & 13)

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home is a riveting and refreshing musical take on seeing your childhood through an adult perspective. Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, journeys through three stages of her life as the unpacks her complex relationship with her father. As she dissects her childhood memories, she finds out they had more in common than she thought.

Winner of 5 Tony® Awards, including ‘Best Musical’, Fun Home is a must-see dramedy filled with hope and heart, making its Manitoba premiere on our stage. Fun Home has received international acclaim for its extraordinary story and brilliant musical score.

By Duncan Macmillan
with Jonny Donahoe
In association with Talk is Free Theatre
January 23 – February 8, 2020 (Preview January 22)

Ice cream. Hugging. Friendly cats. A seven-year-old boy starts a list of wonderful things in the world to cheer up his mom. As he matures and faces his own challenges, the growing list inspires him to find meaning in everyday life. Dreams of flying. Skinny dipping. Old people holding hands. Told with the help of the audience, this charming show is a joyful act of collective storytelling that reveals how the connections we make are what keep us strong. Funny, poignant and full of hope, Every Brilliant Thing might just change the way you see the world.

By Frances Koncan
February 27 – March 14, 2020 (Preview February 26)

The world premiere of local playwright Frances Koncan’s award-winning comedy explores the cultural inheritance of three 19th century women as they navigate the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade. Using 21st century slang, these women share their views on life, love and Louis Riel along with period heartthrobs like the dreamy Thomas Scott. Koncan mixes humour and history, shifting perspective on women’s power in the past and present.

Winner of the Toronto Fringe’s Best New Play Contest 2018, Royal MTC premieres the new full-length version.

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