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Aleksandra Maslennnikova as “Madame Giles”, in The Red Lacquered Box. Photo by Burke Campbell

The curtain is going up on the second week of the New Ideas Festival, at the Alumnae Theatre. My play, THE RED LACQUERED BOX, will receive its premiere. The psychological thriller stars Aleksandra Maslennikova. As “Madame Giles”, she explains the incredible events that have led to a public scandal, one that has sent shock waves through polite society. Directed by Lynn Weintraub. Stage managed by Ksenia Sabouloua. Book early, as the festival usually sells out.

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Director Lynn Weintraub

The Red Lacquered Box by Burke Campbell
March 15-19, 2017
Wednesday to Saturday 8pm
Saturday + Sunday 2:30pm

In the late 1800s, in Paris, France, a tragic incident shocks polite society. Madame Giles, secretary to Madame Tullée, relates the details of the terrible event, casting light on this dark mystery.

Playwright: Burke Campbell
Director: Lynn Weintraub*

Actor: Aleksandra Maslennikova

Stage Manager: Ksenia Sabouloua

*With the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association


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Stage Manager Ksenia Sabouloua

The Red Lacquered Box is part of the New Ideas Festival 2017
Presented by Alumnae Theatre
Produced by Carolyn Zapf, Jennifer McKinley and Patricia McCarthy

Each evening of the New Ideas Festival includes a curated presentation of new short plays. Shows are not ticketed individually. We invite you to join us for the entire evening and experience the whole selection of new works.

The Red Lacquered Box is part of WEEK TWO which will also feature


Y by Rosemary Doyle

Professionally Ethnic:
and a Saturday 12pm PWYC reading of Who You Callin’ Black, Eh?:

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at


 Alumnae Theatre’s home is the old Firehall No 4 
70 Berkeley Street
on the South West corner of Berkeley and Adelaide Street East.

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Alumnae Theatre. Photo by Burke Campbell




About Burke Campbell

Photographer, Writer, Journalist, Dramatist.
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