Second Mainstage Production Announced

NotaBle Acts partner with Moncton’s Satellite Theatre to present, OVERLAP.

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The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company and Satellite Theatre have teamed up to present a pair of performances as part of NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival’s 2019 summer lineup. OVERLAP, an original production by Satellite Theatre written by Céleste Godin, will receive two performances at the Black Box Theatre July 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Described as being both a love letter and an uncompromising critique of the City of Moncton, OVERLAP is the debut play by author Céleste Godin.

What is an individual’s place when anonymity is impossible? How do you get away from yourself when every street mirrors who you are?

Staged as a tragic chorus, passionately performed by five young Moncton actors, OVERLAP presents the City as a sometimes ruthless character. Through the tense and twisted bodies on stage, our regional life’s nobleness and hardships take on an incandescent form.


Performances Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 at 7:30 p.m.

All shows will take place at the Black Box Theatre – St. Thomas University – 51 Dineen Drive

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2019 Mainstage Co-Production Announced

NotaBle Acts partner with Solo Chicken Productions’ the coop the present, Fruit Machine.

The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company and Solo Chicken Productions’ the coop are excited to announce that they will be partnering to present the coop’s riveting new work, Fruit Machine, as the feature mainstage production of the 2019 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival.  The production, created by Alex Rioux and Samuel Crowell during their stint as coop Artists in Residence, is a timely exploration of queer history that was directed and created by a queer positive cast that aims to shine a spotlight on a largely hidden part of our past.

Using physical theatre to interpret historical text and quotes, this new work focuses on the questionable practices of the RCMP that targeted the LGBTQ+ community in the 50s and 60s. One such questionable practice was the ‘fruit machine’, which was said to be capable of determining if an individual was interested in homosexual activity. Fruit Machine shines a light on these barbaric practices and on the unfair treatment of queer individuals in Canadian history. Fruit Machine director Alex Rioux notes that, “Seeing Fruit Machine take the mainstage at NotaBle Acts marks an important milestone in our community where we are finally seeing queer stories take centre stage.  Queer history has often been actively suppressed and erased by the dominant culture and so it is critical to ensure that these stories find a voice and are finally told.”


Preview Tuesday July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances Wednesday July 24 and Thursday July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

All shows will take place at the Black Box Theatre – St. Thomas University – 51 Dineen Drive