Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes
by Jordan Tannahill

March 1st – 4th at The Bus Stop Theatre

Half documentary, Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes tells the very real story of two boys who attempt to join the many who defected into West Berlin by crossing the Berlin Wall. The attempt, however, results in eighteen-year-old Peter getting shot in the lower pelvis. He lay between the border’s barricades for approximately an hour before dying from this injury. Half conceptualization, Tannahill expertly navigates these fifty-nine minutes from gunshot to final breath, exploring what could possibly have motivated Peter to risk his life to cross the wall. What can matter to us so much that we risk everything for it?

Peter – Peter Sarty
Helmut – Henricus Gielis
Mother – Rena Kossatz
Father – Andrew Chandler

Directed by Alison Crosby
Stage Managed by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby
Projection Design by Anna Shepard
Sound Design by Jordan Palmer
Set Design by Wesley Babcock
Costume Design by Emma Roode

Click here to see our press photos and production stills from the show.

 

 

The Woodcutter
by Don Hannah

July 11th – 15th at The Bus Stop Theatre

 A scruffy, exhausted man is lost in the woods at nightfall with only a few sentimental objects in his pockets. Alone in a clearing, he unloads his thoughts to the surrounding wilderness, ranting and raging, unravelling a story of a troubled past and of the family he adores, eventually coming to terms with the impossible truth of what he’s done.

Matchstick Theatre presents Don Hannah’s one-man play The Woodcutter at the Bus Stop Theatre this July 11th-15th. The audience capacity for each performance is 36 so get your tickets early!

Ted – Sebastien Labelle

Directed by Jake Planinc
Stage Managed by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby
Sound Design by Jordan Palmer
Set Design by Wesley Babcock

 

 

The Little Years
by John Mighton

October 11th – 14th at The Bus Stop Theatre

Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate’s brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores the nature of fame, the value of art, and the passing of time.


Directed by Jake Planinc

Stage Managed by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby
Sound Design by Jordan Palmer
Set Design by Wesley Babcock

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