Current Season

2017-2018

hamlet: zombie killer of denmark & drop dead juliet

February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2018

Two short and funny plays put together for a great night at the theatre!

7:00 PM each night at the Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium in St. Thomas More College. Tickets on sale in January

Directed by Amanda Gieni and Linda Huard

About the plays

Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark

Zombie or not zombie? That is the question.
Denmark is plagued with zombies led by Hamlet’s uncle/step-father, the current king of Denmark.

When Hamlet learns from his zombified father the plot of his uncle – a plan to turn Denmark into a land of the undead – Hamlet knows he must stop him! Or not. If he could only be sure…

A gruesomely comic adaptation of the Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark blends the original text with new, zombified dialogue, with much of the new text written in the iambic tradition of Shakespeare.

Drop Dead Juliet

Juliet has had enough! Enough with the poison, enough with the stabbing, and especially enough with the dying. She wants a new story and she wants it now. More parts for girls! More romance! Less death!

Romeo and Juliet will never be the same – or will it? Not everyone’s so keen on the changes. And why is Romeo sneaking off with Rosaline?

 

 

 

About

Newman Players is the theatre group at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Under the direction of Richard Medernach, we offer students, faculty, staff and alumni opportunities to be part of our drama productions – all in 3D! Most of our productions are presented in the Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium at STM College.

Past productions include:

  • Fools (2016)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (2016)
  • Sleeping Beauty (2015)
  • Persuasion (2015)
  • Mmmbeth (2014)
  • The 39 Steps (2014)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth (2013)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
  • A Seussified Christmas Carol (2012)
  • Drop, And Go to Innisfree, The Bathroom Door (2012)
  • Anne of Green Gables (2012)
  • A Christmas Carol Radio Play (2011)
  • The Princess and the Pea (2011)
  • Wyrd Sisters (2011)
  • Pride and Prejudice (2010)
  • A Man for All Seasons (2010)
  • The Second Shepherd’s Play (2009)
  • Lear’s Shadow and The York Plays (2008)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (2007)
  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2006)
  • Godspell (2005)
  • Hamlette and Illegal Playwrighting Class (2004)
  • Everyman (2004)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (2003)

To contact us, please phone 306-966-8946 or email rmedernach@stmcollege.ca

 

Auditions

New students always welcome!

Casting for Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark and
Drop Dead Juliet

October 22, 2017 between noon and 2:00 pm
OR
October 23 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

Lots of male, female and either/any gender roles in these short funny plays.

Sign up outside of the Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium for a specific audition time or contact agieni@stmcollege.ca or lhuard@stmcollege.ca

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Contact Richard Medernach, Artistic Director of Newman Players. 306-966-8946 or rmedernach@stmcollege.ca for more information.

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Contact Us

Artistic Director & Manager – Richard Medernach, rmedernach@stmcollege.ca (306-966-8900)

Mailing Address:

Newman Players
St. Thomas More College
1437 College Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N0W6

The Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium is on the first floor of the college (Rm. 140). It is wheelchair accessible.