Fonds MG 450 - Twenty-Fifth Street House Theatre fonds

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Twenty-Fifth Street House Theatre fonds

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MG 450

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  • 1972-1985 (Creation)

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11.3 m of textual records, photographs and posters

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The Twenty-Fifth Street House Theatre was founded in Saskatoon in 1972 by a number of residents who were concerned with establishing a professional theatre to produce new plays written by Canadians, with an emphasis on the prairie region. The Theatre had produced more than 60 plays by 1986, and sponsored or co-produced many others, including 21 contemporary Canadian hits. Its most important play to win national acclaim was Paper Wheat, the story of the farmers' movement.

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This fonds contains administrative records, material related to the theatre season, including playscripts, programs, posters, photographs, publicity releases, reviews, and correspondence, as well as resumes of actors, directors and technicians. The records for the seasons covering the period 1972 to 1978 and 1984 to 1986, however, are very sparse. Also included are records relating to other theatres and various agencies and organizations connected with the dramatic arts. Due to the large volume of material, records relating to the play Paper Wheat have been organized into a separate series.

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This fonds was arranged according to the recommendations of Professor Diane Bessai of the English Department of the University of Alberta. The fonds was arranged into the following series:
Paper Wheat
Board of Directors
Agencies, Associations and Organizations
Material Pertaining to Other Theatres

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