The Colonial Building - 170 Years of History


Date: Jan 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre
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The 28th of January, 2020 marks the 170th anniversary of the official opening of the Colonial Building in St. John's - one of the Province's most iconic and storied structures. It is a landmark that has witnessed some of the most important events in Newfoundland and Labrador history including crimes, riots, vandalism and over a century of political drama. On this Engaging Evening, join Greg Walsh - current Provincial Archivist/Director of The Rooms Provincial Archives Division as he recounts the history and significance of the Colonial Building, reveals some little known facts and secrets about the building, and shares special highlights and experiences of working there as an Archivist from 2000 - 2005. ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to ASLservices@therooms.ca or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event.

Events & Programs

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakspeare By The Sea

CORIOLANUS
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)