Past Productions

Theatre has a long and storied history at UNB that stretches back many decades. The UNB Drama Society staged plays for many years until Drama became an academic discipline with its own classes in the 1970s.

In its current incarnation, Theatre UNB typically stages four to six main stage productions annually. Normally, three of these are produced by Drama 2170 and 3170 and are directed by faculty members teaching the courses, with the remainder produced by graduating students completing the Minor in Drama.

Theatre UNB’s main stage productions run the gamut from Shakespeare to modern classics and acclaimed contemporary plays, with a special emphasis on works by some of Canada’s finest playwrights. A snapshot of our seasons since 2000 tells you the type of shows you can expect to participate in and see at Theatre UNB.

2012-13 Season

  • The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic
  • Episode in the Life of an Author by Jean Anouilh and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer (One Acts Double-Bill)
  • The December Man (L’homme de décembre) by Colleen Murphy
  • While We’re Young by Don Hannah
  • The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

The Drowning Girls
Emily Burton, Robyn Seale, and Tilly Jackson in
The Drowning Girls. Photo: Mike Johnston

2011-2012 Season

  • Tape by Stephen Belber
  • Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit and The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux (One Act Double-Bill)
  • Bonjour, là, bonjour by Michel Tremblay
  • Undiscovered Country by Arthur Schnitzler/Tom Stoppard


Undiscovered CountryBarry McCluskey as Friedrich and Emily Burton as Genia in Undiscovered Country. Photo: Larry Holder

2010-2011 Season

  • Departures and Arrivals by Carol Shields
  • Lawrence and Holloman by Morris Panych
  • Buried Child by Sam Shepard
  • Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson
  • Fanshen by David Hare


Buried Child
Ryan O’Toole as Vince and Brittany Grant-Henderson as Shelly in Buried Child.
Photo: Stephen Moss

2009-2010 Season

  • Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
  • Life Without Instruction by Sally Clark
  • Problem Child by George F. Walker
  • The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar


The Beaux's Stratagem
Derek Mitchell as Aimwell, Michael Holmes-Lauder as Foigard, and Ryan O’Toole as Archer in The Beaux' Stratagem. Photo: Stephen Moss

2008-2009 Season

  • High Life by Lee MacDougall
  • Carthaginians by Frank McGuinness
  • Scientific Americans by John Mighton
  • The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont


Adrienne Fitch as Greta, Chelsea Steeves as Sarah, and Marisa Martin as Maela in Carthaginians.
Photo: Stephen Moss

2007-2008 Season

  • Popcorn by Ben Elton
  • Travesties by Tom Stoppard
  • Doc by Sharon Pollock
  • Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love by Brad Fraser
  • The Rover by Aphra Behn


The Rover
Marisa Martin as Hellena and Will Pacey as
Willmore in The Rover. Photo: Stephen Moss

2006-2007 Season

  • The Bacchae by Euripides
  • Blood Wedding by Gabriel Garcia Lorca
  • Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr
  • The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco
  • How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
  • Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh/Christopher Fry


Ring Round the Moon
Jordan Dashner as Frederick and Annick Noël as Diana in Ring Round the Moon. Photo: Stephen Moss

2005-2006 Season

  • The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
  • The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
  • The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
  • The Witch by John Middleton


The Witch
Caroline Crompton as Hecate and Robert Calder as Sebastian in The Witch. Photo: Stephen Moss

2004-2005 Season

  • Adult Entertainment by George F. Walker
  • Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
  • A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
  • The End of Civilization by George F. Walker
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare


A Lie of the Mind
Cherie Nickerson as Sally and Kate Chapman as Loraine in A Lie of the Mind. Photo: Stephen Moss

2003-2004 Season

  • Possible Worlds by John Mighton
  • Museum by Tina Howe
  • Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  • Loot by Joe Orton
  • We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay by Dario Fo
  • Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht


Matt James as Valentine and Simon Peter Duvall as Bernard in Arcadia. Photo: Stephen Moss

2002-2003 Season

  • This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan
  • The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • Sticks and Stones: The Donnellys, Part One by James Reaney
  • 7 Stories by Morris Panych
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


Twelfth Night
Simon Peter Duvall as Malvolio, Nancy Roberge-Renaud as Olivia, and Nicholas Cole as Feste
in Twelfth Night. Photo: Stephen Moss

2001-2002 Season

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Pentecost by David Edgar



2000-2001 Season

  • What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton
  • Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill
  • Moo by Sally Clark
  • Criminal Genius by George F. Walker
  • The Trial by Stephen Berkoff/Franz Kafka



1999-2000 Season

  • Hard Core Logo by David Ford/Bruce MacDonald/Michael Turner
  • Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
  • Escape From Happiness by George F. Walker
  • Bleeding Heart Cadaver by Colleen Murphy
  • Pericles by William Shakespeare