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Upcoming Productions

Winter 2018

RING ROUND THE MOON - By Jean Anouilh - Adapted by Christopher Fry


There are only two types of people in the world, according to Jean Anouilh, those who are rich and those who are not. Those who are rich are charming and blind, and those who are not are bitter and humiliated. In a society preoccupied with inessentials and lacking any real sincerity, life is a game to be played by the rich at the expense of the poor.

Ring Round the Moon might be described as a love poem – delicate and melancholic, yet always hilarious – on the struggles of romance; an amusing reflection on the elusive nature of happiness.


It is 1938 France, at the opulent chateau of the imperious Madame Desmortes and home of identical twins Hugo and Frederic. Diana Messerschmann, the somewhat spoiled daughter of an outrageously wealthy Jewish business magnate, is in love with Hugo. But Hugo, for whom wealth only mars any chance of lasting romance, has refused to marry her. To spite Hugo, she gets his twin, Frederic, to fall in love with her. On the eve of the announcement of Frederic’s engagement to Diana, Hugo has arranged a ball to which he has invited the most elite members of society. He has also invited to the chateau a beautiful ballerina from Paris, Isabelle, in the hopes that by turning her into the belle of the ball he can turn Frederic’s head, curing him of his hopeless love for Diana. But Isabelle, as fate would have it, falls instantly for Hugo himself. This sets into motion a delicious carousel of lovers in love and lovers trying to get out of love.


Ring Round the Moon is directed by Jerry Etienne and designed by Vickie Marston and Renate Pohl and features Grenfell’s fourth year theatre students along with three visiting students from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.​


Ring Round the Moon runs from Wednesday, April 4 to Saturday, March 7 at 8pm. Tickets will be available at the box-office half an hour before the production.​ To purchase tickets online, please go to:

Past Productions

Winter 2018

The Laramie Project  

By Moisés Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project

In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. This all happened on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, a small city of about 30,000.  Only a few weeks after the incident, Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Company went to Laramie and over the next year, they conducted over 200 interviews with Laramie's citizens. They based The Laramie Project on these interviews. This ground-breaking play has been produced hundreds of times in theatres all of over the world. Beyond its continuing relevance, it is a beautiful and groundbreaking play that changed the way that theatre was written, produced, and viewed.

The Laramie Project is directed by Greg Malone, the legendary actor, writer and comedian. Greg is best known for his incredible work on "Codco", the seminal Newfoundland sketch-comedy troupe and The Wonderful Grand Band; both of these projects have brought him legendary status in his home province and fame throughout Canada and the world. Technical Theatre Production Professor roy Hansen-robitschek is designing sets and costumes and Professor Renate Pohl is designing lights and projections.

The show will feature the acting and back-stage talents of Grenfell Theatre's second and third year students. The Laramie Project runs from Wednesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 10 at 8pm at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Center. Tickets will be available at the box-office half an hour before the production.



Fall 2017

The Sea By Edward Bond. A dark comedy set in a small town the east coast of Britain, 1907. Willy Carson loses his friend at sea and just escapes drowning himself. Still in shock, he finds himself in the home town of his newly-lost friend and has to contend with the strange-towns-people who cross his path including the formidable Louise Raffi, amateur thespian and town battle-axe, Rose Jones, the drowned boy's fiancé and Hatch, the crazed draper who thinks that Willy is an alien who has come to invade our planet. The Sea is a wonderful mixture of Oscar Wilde-ian wit, wild farce and Shakesperian romance. Directed by Theatre Chair, Michael Waller, designed by visiting artist Vickie Marsten (Set and Costumes) and Technical Theatre production professor Renate Pohl (Lights), the play features the acting and backstage work of the students of the Grenfell Theatre department. 

Dates: November 1- 4 at 8PM.

Location: Grenfell Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

To purchase tickets, please go to:




Modern European celebrity royals dealing with the intense scrutiny of a family scandal. Living under the microscope. A little bit Buckingham palace, a little bit House of Oldenberg, a little bit Hello magazine, even a little bit Riverdale (the TV show) … But dark.

Two families each lose their patriarch – one royal, one common – how do they handle it? And what does the clamouring public want? 

We see the powerful grief of the mob – think Princess Diana—and we see a young prince caught in the eye of the storm – a man who would be private but can't be.

Fast-paced and very physical. Living, athletic language telling a high-stakes story!

Oh yeah, and it's about revenge.


The play features the acting and backstage work of the students of the Grenfell Theatre department.  

Dates: November 22 - 25 at 8PM. 

Location: Grenfell Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

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Chair, Theatre Program

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FA315
Phone: (709) 639-6485