Category: Current Season

Hilda’s Yard

Another crowd please by Norm Foster

Directed by TBA
Produced by TBA

A comedic look into the realities of family life.

In this play Norm Foster portrays a couple in their golden age, living in the late 50’s, enjoying life after their children have left home. Their idyllic future plans are cut short as a chain of events brings each one of the children ‘hopping the fence’ into Hilda’s yard and are suddenly back home for unexpected and extended stays. When Gary suddenly appears he is on the run from a couple of thugs for ‘stiffing’ their boss. Then Janey shows up too after leaving her husband. The generation gap between the parents and the children is large and what seems far out to the parents seem quite reasonable to the newer generation and the freedoms that came with this new era. As is often the case, the mother is the glue that holds it all together, as a housewife she learned to think out of the box and though father believes he knows best, she is the one that ties it all together bridging the generations. With Norm Foster’s incredible wit and insight that even when dealing with uncomfortable subjects, we still find a great deal to laugh at.

Shows like this help us realize that we need to take life a little less seriously.

April 13-14, 20-21, 26-27-27, 2018
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Murder In Mind

By Terence Feely

Directed by TBA
Produced by TBA

If you enjoy a good murder mystery, this one is for you!

When Mary, an international art dealer, arrives home after the unpleasant experience of an airplane on which she had hoped to fly to America, catching fire, she has the further shock of finding her house occupied by three “strangers” claiming to be her husband, cousin and sister. Even more mysterious is the fact that they seem aware of details of her family life which could only have been known to her most intimate circle. In fact, they even apparently convince a highly suspicious Detective Sergeant. The nightmare situation becomes more and more complicated, including the sudden appearance of a murdered man, until, with the arrival of Chief Inspector Gale, a series of ingenious twists brings an eventful evening, for all concerned, to a surprising close.

It has twists and turns that will surprise you and keep you guessing.

February 2-3-4*, 9-10-11*, 15-16-17, 2018
Evening curtain 8:00 PM / *Matinee curtain 2:00 PM

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Sleeping Beauty

By Vic Hyde

Directed by TBA
Produced by TBA

Our children’s productions are designed for the little ones to experience live theatre in an up close, friendly theatre setting. Colourful costumes, sets and lighting. The children usually sit up front on mats while caregivers use the regular chairs.

November 17-18*-19*, 24-25*-26*, 2017
December 1-2*, 2017

Evening 7:00 PM / *Afternoon matinees 1:30 & 3:30 PM

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The Gin Game

By Donald L. Coburn

Directed by TBA
Produced by TBA

A dramatic comedy to start the season.

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. With no visitors coming to see them the pair talk about their lives, their families and matters of the heart. They start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin game.

“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” — The New York Times

“Powerful and undeniably unforgettable.”

September 15-16, 22-23, 28-29-30, 2017
Curtain 8:00 PM

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