The performance series offers time and space for full productions, workshop productions, works-in-progress, music, showcases and more!

Seating for all performances is limited. Reservations highly recommended or required as noted: dapopolivein@gmail.com. Admission for most performances, unless otherwise specified, is $10 suggested donation. Cash only please.

Please specify the show in the subject line and include performance date, number of seats, your name and phone number in the body of the reservation email.


More details to follow - under construction

Saturday, October 5 AND Sunday October 6, 2:00 pm AND 4:00 pm both days
 The Poor House
A new short work created by DaPoPo specifically for the 250th anniversary of the commemoration of the Halifax Common, based on the history of the Poor's Asylum which once stood on the corner of Robie and South Streets. Four performances only. Free. Reservations not necessary. Location TBA

Thursday, October 10, 8:00 pm
A Little Cabaret
An intimate night of (mostly) original songs sung by the talented Kristi Anderson, Zach Faye and Garry Williams, plus special guests. Proceeds to benefit the Live-In.
Reservations strongly recommended. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Friday, October 18, 7:30 pm
The Drinking Game co-presented with the Bus Stop Theatre

Saturday, October 19, 6:00 pm - midnight
Outside In
A performance installation created by DaPoPo for Nocturne. Come inside for a nighttime walk in the woods and immerse yourself in a misty, moonlit, fores tglen. Smell the earth and grass. Hear the gurgling of a nearby stream, the sounds of the forest at night and, perhaps, some things that don’t quite belong. Watch woodland spirits freely at play - or captured in time - and surround yourself with their poetry.
Admission: Free. No reservations required. Continuous display.

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Two Men Play 
Garry Williams and Hugo Dann play a collaborative game with Shakespeare's history of Richard II and the tangled loves of The Sonnets. Hugo "directs" Garry in a one-man adaptation of Richard, Garry "guides" Hugo through the complex narrative of Sonnets. These mysterious works in progress engage 2 men in play with the deeply personal and the overtly political.

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Performance: Cafe DaPoPo 
We present our signature theatre event, Live-In style. Order performances from an a la carte menu, including showcase items by workshop participants throughout the month!
Admission: $5 cover; menu items priced individually.
Reservations required. Drop-ins welcome.

Saturday, October 26 AND Sunday October 27, 7:30 pm
Understudy written and performed by Gillian Clarke
Fresh from the completion of her training with the Dalhousie Acting Programme, Clark explores a new method of storytelling with her first original play. Understudy focuses on Dylan, a nine-year-old boy who is struggling with bullying, questions of identity and his clear miscastin as Sheep #11/Wiseman #1 Understuday in his school's Christmas pageant. Taking cues from his actor mother, Dylan uses performance as a safe wy to explore his most difficult feelings (while also putting on a hilarious spectacle). The show features Shakespeare, sequins and Shakira.

Hot from the Atlantic Fringe, DaPoPo is pleased to host a short revision-meets-remount run of this funny and sweet gem of a show, featuring the most precocious, heart-breaking, imaginative queer hero ever. Don't miss it again!

Reservations strongly recommended. Also check out the reading of the new script draft preceding the performances, on October 21 and be on the inside track of part of the process of making theatre.

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