New Curtain Theatre – The Valley

New Curtain Theatre - The Valley

Date(s) - October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019
All Day

EEC Theatre

New Curtain Theatre presents
The Valley
Wednesday Oct 16th @ 2pm & 8pm
Thursday Oct 17th @ 1pm & 8pm
Tickets: Adult $36.00 (taxes and surcharges included)
Senior/Youth/Artist $25.00 (taxes and surcharges included)

New Curtain Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season on the 16th and 17th of October 2019 at the Clarenville Eastlink Events Centre. The show hitting the stage will be a one focusing on a topic that is front and centre in today’s society and one that NCT wishes to shine a light on – that of mental health and wellness. The show features Andrew Tremblett, Alexis Koetting, Paul Wilson and Allison Moira Kelly and is directed by Artistic Managing Director Geoff Adams.

This piece centres on the main character Connor, an 18 year old recent high school graduate heading off to start his university years in Calgary. A series of events leads to the main conflict of the show where we find Connor in a SkyTrain altercation with a Vancouver police officer. A precipitous event that brings two unlikely families together. In a series of back and forth monologues and present and flashback scenes we discover that different perceptions have evolved on the situation that is clouding the judgement of the actual evolution of events.

In a society where we are trying to make social issues a thing of open conversation, mental health is a one desperately needing our attention. NCT has always included a relevant contemporary discussion point as one of its seasonal selections to put on the stage. Our immediate local community has also seen its fair share of the repercussions of mental health issues. As a part of holding a mirror up to nature, our audiences will find themselves catapulted into a head-on collision between two of the defining issues of our time — law enforcement and mental illness. Joan MacLe­­od empathizes with both parties, each of whom is guided by good intentions but equally challenged by their own ­cultural biases and flawed humanity.

We not only hope to see the general community as a whole come out to see this amazing piece of Canadian theatre and its treatment of this important issues but we anticipate seeing schools bringing their students out to take in this important message as well. We are also holding a talk back session at the end of each performance at the Eastlink Events Centre with qualified professionals in attendance.

For more information and to book a school package contact us at the number and email in this release to discuss in detail.

Four shows only Wednesday (Oct 16th) and Thursday (Oct 17th) at 1 PM and 8 PM. Tickets can be booked at the Eastlink Events Centre in Clarenville at 466 4105 or on our website @

Tickets purchased online are subject to an extra $2.50 per ticket.