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The Shenkman Arts Centre is re-opening September 7 with capacity limits and physical distancing measures in place. See Updates for full information.


Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Because of the extreme heat and the chance of thundershowers, tonight's production of Alphonse will move inside to the lower lobby.


Shenkman Arts Centre presents Theaturtle in partnership with Shakespeare in Action

Don’t miss this one-person play by Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary playwright, Wajdi Mouawad. Performed by Gabe Maharajan with artistic director, multi-award-winning Alon Hashman, this show is a must-see for theatre-goers.

This Theaturtle production of Alphonse has been performed all over the world and tells the story of Alphonse who is lost, walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often have to give up in order to grow up.

"It’s the sound of theatre making a gradual, but triumphant return." - NOW Magazine

“A Runaway Theatrical Success.” - Globe and Mail

“Heartpoundingly great theatre.” - Toronto Star

"In a festival that is nothing if not a celebration of the imagination, the play suggests we should nurture and cherish the endless possibilities of childhood fantasy." - The Scotsman, Edinburgh


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This performance of Alphonse at the Shenkman Arts Centre is presented in accordance with all local and provincial guidelines. The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff are a top priority. 

Capacity: Tickets to this performance are limited to 50 people per performance. 

Seating: Households will be seated together at picnic tables and chairs that are physically distanced.

Weather: This show will take place on August 21 rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, the event will be moved indoors.

What to bring: This is an outdoor performance so feel free to bring sun protection, blankets, appropriate clothing for the weather. Be prepared!

When to arrive: Patrons are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes in advance of the performance.

Screening: When you arrive, you will be asked a series of screening questions about COVID-19 and asked to complete a contact tracing form. 

Washrooms: The washrooms inside the Shenkman Arts Centre will be open for patrons. 

Masks: Shenkman Arts Centre requests that all patrons wear masks, unless they are unable to for medical reasons or if they are under the age of two. Guests may remove masks once seated together. Masks are required to access the indoor washrooms. 

Food and Drink: Food and beverages are permitted during the performance. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Concessions will not be sold on site.