• LunaSea's inaugural production was “The Donahue Sisters” by Geraldine Aron. Now, for our 10th anniversary season we return to the Donahue family home in the West of Ireland with a new generation of sisters…March 16th to March 25th, 2017 The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon Street, 8pm
  • ESTATE by Hannah Rittner
  • Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary Returns!!!
  • "Woman and Scarecrow" by Marina Carr. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm and Mauralea Austin
  • "To Capture Light" by Mary-Colin Chisholm. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm, Sherry Smith, Mauralea Austin, Martha Irving
  • The company is committed, primarily, to working with actors resident in this province, but is open to working with artists living elsewhere in order to stimulate new ideas and fresh energy.


On April 10th, Celebrate LunaSea Theatre’s 10th Anniversary with a night out at.... "Bette & Maynard and Friends”…Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison are bringing their legendary, Cape Breton comedy stylings to town for one show only; an evening of irreverent wit and fabulous music in support of LunaSea Theatre.



For tickets to The Donahue Sisters, visit  All tickets for the run are all $20. Door sales are cash only. LunaSea Theatre Company engages under the terms of the INDIE 2.2 professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.





If you have any concerns about potentially triggering or disturbing content in any of our shows, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss any of your concerns and to provide excerpts of script for you to preview, in order to help you make your decision. or 902 423 8202 (Mary-Colin)


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Donahue sisters details


The  Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron

The attic of the family home, once a playroom, is where the three sisters gather, awaiting the death of their father. They reminisce, laughing and bickering long into the night. We learn of each sister’s aspirations and disappointments as their closeness and their rivalries unfold. Eventually they can no longer resist and are compelled to re-create a sinister ritual of a secret, shared incident from their childhood. Enacting the ritual seems to bring the women expiation and a sense of tenuous peace. Remaining is theuneasy prospect of the past repeating itself. By turns funny and darkly mysterious, this inventive play hints that the ancient blood gods of Druidic Ireland may still be felt stirring below the surface of daily life.

Director: Martha Irving
Stage Manager: Kate Redding
Assistant Director: Emily Pettet
Set/Costume Design: Katrin Whitehead
Lighting Design: Ingrid Risk
Sound Design: Donny Walls


Rosie Donahue: Genevieve Steele
Dunya Donahue: Francine Deschepper
Annie Donahue: Ryanne Chisholm

March 16th to March 25th, 2017
The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon Street, 8pm
Opening night performance on Friday March 17th, 8pm (St. Patrick's Day)
2pm Matinee on the 18, 19 & 25
PWYC until March 16th for all performances
After March 16th, $20 per person cash at the door







LunaSea at the Library and EF's Stages Festival

Join us at the Central Halifax Library on June 13th 7:30pm  Mary-Colin will read from her new play Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary and discuss the unlikely origins of stories and the playwriting process.


Come to a Staged Reading of the play, presented as part of Eastern Front's Stages Festival,  on June 16th 2:00pm at the 5676 North Street Church  with Margaret Smith, Ryanne Chisholm and Christian Murray under the direction of Martha Irving. 

"Imagine if the Coen brothers wrote a Maritime, romantic comedy," says Chisholm. "Sugar Mary and Yewina, are two odd  sisters rattling around a farmhouse overrun by spiders, mice and stories. Scott a hapless folklorist from Arizona stumbles into their lives and everything goes topsy turvy"


Coming this Fall... the world premiere of Lisa Cochrane's 'Well Heeled' ...  Documentary filmmaker Kirsten finds a new subject in Arnold, Halifax's most notable cross dresser.  Arnold is a man of humble origins and impeccable taste in footwear.  Through the process of unveiling Arnold's life and stories Kirstin finds her own healing...