Productions 2024-2025

Fall 2024

The Melville Boys

The Melville Boys, a comedy by Norm Foster, and winner of the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award. Directed by Robert Seale.

Two brothers have their weekend plans at a cottage thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who are the catalysts to a tender, unsentimental, and often hilarious look at what happens when four lives in transition touch common ground. The play explores sibling rivalry and resentment as well as themes of love, loyalty, and compassion - a piece depicting human failings, and guaranteed (hopefully) to make audience members think about their own family relationships in perhaps a new way. . .

Norm Foster is the most produced playwright in the history of Canada and was a finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence In The Arts - an award from Theatre Ontario for his ‘distinguished service to Ontario ‘s theatre community.’ He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and lives in Fredericton, NB.

Winter 2025

Lady Macbeth of Meteghan

The Acadia Theatre Company proudly presents the world première of Lady Macbeth of Meteghan, a musical adaptation by Acadia Theatre professor and international theatre director Michael Devine.

Taking as its source material Nikolai Leskov’s novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and the opera of the same name by Shostakovich and Preys, Lady Macbeth of Meteghan shifts its locale to a fishing town on the French Shore of Nova Scotia in 1880. A passionate woman of Irish and Acadian descent, Kathleen Caissy, finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage and a life of unending dreariness. Soon, a chance for freedom, self-expression and happiness presents itself, but the costs will be high. What is she willing to do to achieve the freedom to be herself?

As relevant now as it was subversive in both 19th and 20th century Russia, the story of a woman ruled by her passion and unwilling to submit to the men who run her life retains a sizzling, savage intensity and a lyrical romantic quality that will entrance audiences. Presented by the Acadia Theatre Company as its winter production in March 2025.