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Every story ends on a dark and raging river

The 2nd Show of the Live Five 21st Season


By Anne Washburn

With score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn

Presented by Theatre Howl & Buttered Ghost Theatre

Directed by Nathan Howe, with Musical Direction by Amanda Trapp

Starring Grahame Kent, Amanda Trapp, and a large cast of familiar Live Five Faces


Four strangers around a fire try to piece together a tale from before the fall of humanity. What follows is the 82 year evolution of a story from pop culture to sacred myth. There will be singing and dancing and guns and shooting and fire and poison and Sideshow Bob and a chorus of ghosts and a rabid, violent cat and mouse duo and crocodiles and piranhas and darkness and devastation. But when all hope is lost, there will be Bart.

From the producers of Dr. Frightful Presents: and Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another,

Mr Burns, a post electric play is an apocalyptic epic that asks: How can the stories of America’s most famous family usher humanity into a new era?

“Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


Pay-what-you-can Preview January 2nd.

If you require ASL interpretation, please contact the box office and we will do our best to accommodate performance. 

January 3, 2025 - January 12, 2025


Tickets go on sale September 1st, 2024 at 9:00AM.

Single Tickets: general $30.00 / students, seniors, artists $25.00

SHOWTIMES: Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm / Sunday Matinee at 2:00pm


Preview night: Thursday, January 2nd Pay-What-You-Choose at the door or reserve at regular prices.  (Only half the tickets are available for reservation so there are always tickets available at the door on preview.  Box Office opens at 6:30pm.)

First Sunday Matinee:  buy your 2nd ticket for $15.

Purchase tickets on-line or by calling our box office at 306-249-1975 or email boxoffice@ontheboards.ca

Exchanges and other special requests?  Please call or email the BOX OFFICE to make arrangements.  (Season-Pass Holders as well please.)

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed or emailed.  They will be waiting for you at the box office for pick up before the show.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1C4 Canada
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