The Tell-Tale Farce

November 16-18, 2023
Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium at St. Thomas More College
(1437 College Drive – Usask Campus)

It’s 1848, and Edgar Allan Poe is just coming off the spectacular success of “The Raven.” Unfortunately, it’s only earned him a grand total of nine dollars. So when a wealthy dowager commissions him to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars, he leaps at the chance. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn’t Poe, he’s Poe’s mailman, and he’s on a quest to woo the dowager’s spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, though, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe’s arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.

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  • Where can I park?

    Place Riel parking lot is just north of St. Thomas More College. There is also limited free on-street parking south of the university campus, but some streets have a 1hour time limit. There are a few metered parking spots just east of the college.

  • When do the doors open?

    We’ll open the doors to the auditorium 30 minutes before curtain. The college will be open before that, so you can wait in the atrium or student lounge.

  • Is there assigned seating?

    No. Tickets are general admission, but we can hold aisle seats for those with wheelchairs or mobility issues. Please contact us.

  • Are my tickets transferable to another night?

    No, but up to 48h  before the show, we may be able to exchange your ticket for another night.

  • Can I get tickets at the door?

    Online ticket sales remain open until 30 minutes before curtain. At that point, unsold tickets will be available at the door.

  • Is a concession available?

    There are vending machines in the College and we sometimes have other student groups run a concession as a fundraiser.

  • Is the building accessible?

    Yes. Access from the Place Riel parking lot will be the easiest.