There’s No Place Like Home. Welcome Back to Theatre Aquarius!


We can hardly wait to see you! The last 18-months have been challenging for everyone. It will be so wonderful, once again, to experience the joy of live performance together.

We are so proud to present our 2021/2022 season!

Note: In addition to providing proof of full vaccination, audience members will be required to wear masks throughout the performance.

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan

This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring Hamilton’s own genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war.

It’s about refugees who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. And it’s about looking into the eyes of God.

Old Stock has toured to 29 cities around the globe, receiving many awards and accolades along the way including a Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe First, seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards, six Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Musical, and a New York Times Critics pick.

Winner: The Nova Scotia Masterworks Award
Winner: Toronto Critics Circle Awards for Best New Musical & Best Director
Winner: Seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards including Outstanding Production
Winner: The New York Times Critics Pick
Winner: Time Out New York Critics Pick
Winner: Herald Angel Award
Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award
Winner: 2019 Bank SA Adelaide Fringe Pick
Winner: Best Production Calgary Theatre Critics Award

Suitable for ages 14+ years. Includes strong language, sexual references and describes violent acts.

Photo credit: Stoo Metz Photography

Ben Caplan stars in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

Made in Italy

February 23 – March 12, 2022

Created and Performed by Farren Timoteo
Directed by Daryl Cloran

A coming of age story in 1970s Alberta. Meet Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta. Inspired by pop culture icons Rocky Balboa and John Travolta, he reinvents himself as Frank Martin: crooner and ladies’ man. As buoyant and bubbly as a glass of prosecco, Made in Italy is a celebration of music, food, and family that’s so delightful you won’t soon fuhgeddaboudit. 

An Arts Club Theatre Company production, based on the production by Western Canada Theatre. 

Farren Timoteo in the 2019 Western Canada Theatre production of Made in Italy at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore. Photo credit: Dylan Hewlett.

The Hours that Remain

April 20 – May 7, 2022
By Keith Barker
Directed By Mary Francis Moore, Artistic Director, Theatre Aquarius
Associate Director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Artistic Director, New Harlem Productions 

Denise has spent the last five years investigating the disappearance of her sister Michelle. Haunted by visions of her sister, Denise must come to terms with what she has so desperately been avoiding. The Hours That Remain is a moving, emotionally charged story of unfaltering hope.

Playwright Keith Barker is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario and the current Artistic

Director at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. He received a Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Excellence in Playwriting for The Hours That Remain, as well as a Yukon Arts Award for Best Art for Social Change.

In association with New Harlem Productions. 

Artwork by Travis Murphy.


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