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MennoFest 2.0

October 19-22, 2023

Universite de Saint-Boniface – Salle Martial Caron Theatre

200 Av. de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


As part of its 50th Anniversary Playwriting Competition, Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre presents MennoFest 2.0 – an evening of two award-winning one-act plays and featuring guest Manitoba choirs at each performance.

Wherever You May Be, written by Monica Reis, recalls the 1920s Mennonite relocation to Canada from Ukraine. An elderly woman in a personal care home uses wit, sarcasm, and the love of her children to cope with the effects of her life-changing childhood journey. Witty and warm, it celebrates love, family, faith, and acceptance.

Refugees 1948, written by Sarah Ens and Waldemar Ens, deals with the traumatic events of forced exile and relocation of Mennonites during and after WWII. A widow and her two daughters must use their wits and wisdom to escape the clutches of the Soviet Union and come to Canada.

There will be three evening performances on October 19th-21st, 2023 at 7:35pm and one matinee performance on October 22nd, 2023 at 2:35pm.


Tickets at $20 are available on our website or by contacting Catherine Enns via email at or by phone at 204-786-2311.

Parking Information 

Parking available in parking lot of the Universite de Sainte-Boniface off Despins between Aulneau and Tache.


2022 Playwriting Competition


First Place - Monica Reis – Wherever You May Be

Second Place – Lukas Thiessen – Our Father

Third Place – Waldemar Ens and Sarah Ens - Refugees 1948

WMT received a number of amazing submissions for it’s 50th Anniversary Playwriting Competition. The winners, as shown above, will be performed either in July 2023 in conjunction with the Russlaender 100th Anniversary Celebration this year or later in the year.

50th Anniversary Gala

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Death Calls at DinnerWinnipeg Mennonite Theatre
00:00 / 05:25
The Murder of Mrs BrooksWinnipeg Mennonite Theatre
00:00 / 05:20
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