The Cause

The Harry S. Rintoul Award winner for Best New Manitoba Play is back!

The Cause is a farce that follows five agents working for a rebellious organization plotting the assassination of a major political figure. Although each agent brings a unique set of skills to “The Cause,” they all share one important secret: each one is deep undercover, working for a different foreign interest to dismantle “The Cause” from within. As the mission draws nearer, the agents attempt to execute their plan without revealing their true intentions to one another.

Charming & Rose: True Love

Prince Charming loves Princess Rose. Princess Rose loves Prince Charming. But… Rose is not a typical princess. Raised by wolves and her acerbic fairy godmother, Rose struggles with human customs. Then, there’s the test.

From the company that brought you:

Motherhood Out Loud (” punctuated with moments that are touching, painful and frustrating”) – Winnipeg Free Press 2019

Not Medea 5 STARS (“a complex, intelligent and multilayered piece of theatre”) – Winnipeg Free Press 2018

Chase Padgett: Lucky Break

Fringe veteran Chase Padgett (6 Guitars, Nashville Hurricane) brings a brand-new show about being a live-in caretaker for his mother and then becoming a semi-finalist on Fox’s newest unscripted singing show, Alter Ego.

His trademark humour, storytelling and songcraft is on full display as he reveals what it’s REALLY like to be on a big budget network talent show.

5 STARS “Padgett is a virtuoso guitar player and deft actor.” – CBC

Chris Gibbs, Old is the New New

Chris Gibbs (Gibberish, The Power of Ignorance, Not Quite Sherlock, Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.) has been performing comedy since the late 1900s. This year, he will return to his favourite place to perform some of his favourite stories and jokes; the best bits from three decades, but now with more maturity and wisdom.

Some things people have said…

“One of the funniest guys around.” – National Post

5 STARS “In a word, hilarious.” – CBC

5 STARS “Hilarious.” – Winnipeg Free Press


Based on actual reports, writings and speeches, Metis actor John D. Huston (SHYLOCK, Underneath the Lintel, two Sherlock Holmes adventures, A Christmas Carol) and writer Keir Cutler (Teaching Shakespeare) resurrect a government bureaucrat who attempts to justify the unjustifiable: Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s vision for Canada’s Natives and the ongoing repercussions.

A compelling look at what is “civilized”.

Directed by Paul Hopkins (A.D. Shakespeare in the Park, Montreal; Actor: Stratford Festival, More Tales of the City).


An ink-black comedy about the boundaries between work and play.

Emma’s been seeing her coworker Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two negotiate the details of Emma’s interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts.

“…ferociously funny while being absolutely appalling” – The Daily Telegraph (UK)

“…horribly plausible…a short, sharp shocker” – Guardian (UK)


From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird, Horton Foote, comes Courtship.

The God-fearing foundation of the Vaughns’ household begins to crack as young Elizabeth’s secret engagement is revealed. Under the bewildered gaze of her younger sister, Elizabeth, while restless to take independent action, is frightened by the prospect of defying her benevolently controlling parents and the reassuring restraints of her community. To what extent is real rebellion possible for her – and how well does she know herself?

Crabs Gone Wild

A chance encounter on a dating website leads to a blooming connection for two avid outdoors enthusiasts. After a memorable fishing trip, they both believe they may have found true love, until their loved ones discover their new relationship and certain choices of words lead to a series of hilarious misunderstandings.

Daddy’s Boy

Heroes and villains, birds of a feather, oil and water – father and son.

South African Erik de Waal explores the rocky, sometimes exuberant, relationship between two people who share the same blood and often very little else. Add a degenerative disease, some black humour and devastating honesty and you have Daddy’s Boy – a tale that bares the vulnerability behind the mask.

5 STARS “The South African storytelling machine returns with his most affecting tale yet.” – CBC Manitoba

Déjà Vu

Stories connect us and help us make sense of the world and each other. In Meraki Theatre’s original production of Déjà Vu, a group of young artists have built a unique bilingual story that both English and French speakers will understand and enjoy. A story to bring us all together, even if just for a moment.

Les histoires nous relient et nous aident à donner un sens au monde et aux autres. Dans la production originale Déjà Vu de Meraki Theatre, jeunes artistes partagent leur création bilingue qui nous rassemble tous et toutes.