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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland Production
Presented by the Arts & Culture Centre

TOURING October 14-26, 2017

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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is a fictionalized retelling of the story of Joseph R. Smallwood, the man who led Newfoundland into Confederation with Canada and who served as its first premier for 23 years.

Smallwood’s story is anchored and propelled by the fictitious Sheilagh Fielding, a caustic newspaper columnist whose own battles with the past and alcohol addiction find full vent and expression in her tireless dogging of Smallwood’s climb to power.

At its heart, this is the story of a man whose career is buoyed and sometimes sunk by his unresolved feelings for a woman he never allowed himself to love. It is also the story of Newfoundland’s final years as a country, the end of one cultural and political trajectory and the beginning of another.

Based on the novel by Wayne Johnston, adapted for the stage by Robert Chafe, and directed by Jillian Keiley.

Featuring: Colin Furlong, Carmen Grant, Brian Marler, Jody Richardson, Darryl Hopkins, Steve O’Connell, Paul Rowe, Bernadine Stapleton, and Willow Kean.

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Theatre Discount

TICKETS:  $35 Each // or $25 each as part of the Fall Theatre Series  HST & service charge included

Fall Theatre Series :  Save $10 off EACH ticket when  you purchase a ticket to any TWO of the ACC Presents Theatre Series shows:
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, 
Tartuffe,  or Dedication. Click here to take advantage of this great offer!

SHOWTIME: 8:00 pm


October 14-15 - ST. JOHN'S, Arts & Culture Centre
October 18 - GANDER, Joseph R. Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre
October 20 - GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
October 22 - CORNER BROOK, Arts & Culture Centre
October 24 - STEPHENVILLE, Arts & Culture Centre
October 26 - LABRADOR WEST, Arts & Culture Centre

Click on an ACC date above to purchase tickets. Links for that location will appear below.


SHOW LENGTH:  2 hours 20 mins (3 Acts)

INTERMISSION: There are TWO intermissions

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be the brief use of a herbal cigarette during the performance



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