The play is part of the Summerworks festival in early August.
We last saw Wayne perform on stage at Stratford a couple of years ago, and of course, he was in Iron Road a few years back. Note -- We've also seen him more recently -- just not on stage :-) It is great that his career is expanding in new directions -- being the "producer" of a play must be a lot different, and probably a lot scarier, than being an "actor".
Charters (aka the humanitarian) is on at the Factory Studio Theatre on Bathurst Street at Adelaide, on August 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. See their website for times of performances.
Update: Wayne mentioned in an e-mail that he received an offer last week from Canstage to be one of 3 actors in the World Premiere of Morris Panych’s play What Lies Before Us.
Wayne's involvement is from December 11 – April 15. The play travels from Toronto to Winnipeg to Edmonton.
Here are the links to the Winnipeg and Edmonton venues:
the Manitoba Theatre Company
the Citadel theatre in Edmonton
This is the Canstage blurb about What Lies Before Us:
It’s 1835 and Ambrose and Keating, two junior surveyors, are lost in the Canadian Rockies with Wing, the Chinese cook. As the snow begins to fall, the men’s discussion of colonialism, women, faith and the future, descend into petty and hilarious squabbles. What Lies Before Us is another brilliant trip from twotime Governor General’s Award winner Morris Panych. What Lies Before Us is a darkly comic look at man, mountains and the meaning of life.
I could be wrong here, but I am going to guess that Wayne is playing the role of Wing, the Chinese cook :-)
Break a leg, Wayne!