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Play Time - Theatre Burlington's spring 2024 short play festival

Play Time – Short Play Festival

Theatre Burlington is proud to present our first annual short play festival.

Come and enjoy eight short plays (approximately 10 minutes each), written, directed and acted by local playwrights, directors and actors.  The topics of the plays run the gamut from SciFi, to humour, and drama, and maybe, even a little farce.

For more details on each play, see below…

Dates:
Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show)
Saturday, June 29, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 7:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

Please note: Some plays contain strong language

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 


The Plays

Dreamers, by Daniel Gilbert
A SciFi comedy where dreaming is way better than reality.

Classroom, by Michael Brown
A retiring teacher encounters a young night school student trying to work her way off the streets.  He has a proposition that will change their lives.

St. Peter’s Brawl, by Glen Benison
It is month end and a struggling manufacturing company is trying to ship out as much product as possible to appease the Corporate Executives overseas.  There are obstacles.

Retribution, by Bev Heilbron 
A deceased woman’s husband comes face to face with her perpetrator and seeks his own form of revenge.

House On A Hill, by John Lawrence Reynolds
A young man is getting ready to meet his fiancée’s parents, and has hopeful expectations.  Not everything is as it seems at first.

Pandora’s Box, by Michael Brown 
Mark, a romantic, and Warren, a cynic, share an apartment.  When Mark announces that he is getting together with his ex-girlfriend, all hell breaks loose.  Literally.

Hopes and Dreams, by Tony Corrie
A woman visits a prisoner in jail.  She appears to be a saving angel, but looks are deceiving.

Valentines Day, by Wendy Oughtred
When two people randomly meet on a park bench, they soon discover that each of them is struggling with a problem.  Empathy and understanding grows as they take the time to really listen to each other.
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production of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten's The Sweet Delilah Swim Club.

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Mark Collis

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club is the story of five unforgettable women who set aside a long weekend every August to meet at the same beach cottage to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendship that lasts forever.

Written by the same writers as the TV show “Golden Girls”.

Dates:
Friday, April 12, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show) SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show)
Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 8:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

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Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee

Directed by Deb Dagenais
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Recipient of The Tony Award for Best Play

A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening’s end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation provides a climax that has shocked audiences for years. With the play’s razor-sharp dialogue and the stripping away of social pretense,

Newsweek rightly foresaw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as “a brilliantly original work of art–an excoriating theatrical experience, surging with shocks of recognition and dramatic fire [that] will be igniting Broadway for some time to come.”

Dates:
Friday February 2, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday February 3, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday February 4, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show)
Friday February 9, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday February  10, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday February 11, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show)
Friday February 16, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday February 17, 2024 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 8:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

Online tickets available starting May 1, 2023.
Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

By Canadian playwright Vic Hyde

Directed by Michael Hannigan & Kathy Hyde-Nagel
Produced by Kathy Hyde-Nagel

Not part of the subscription series but offered for the enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy affordable family fun.

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

Please Note: Our box office manager will be contacting ticket holders to re-book tickets or issue refunds to any cancelled shows.

Dates:
Saturday November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 PM – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
Saturday November 18, 2023 @ 3:30 PM – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
Sunday November 19, 2023 @ 1:30 PM – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
Sunday November 19, 2023 @ 3:30 PM – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
Saturday November 25, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday November 25, 2023 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday November 26, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
Sunday November 26, 2023 @ 3:30 PM
Friday December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 PM (evening show)
Saturday December 2, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday December 2, 2023 @ 3:30 PM

Curtain: Friday shows at 7.30 pm / matinees at 1.30 & 3.30

Online tickets available starting May 1, 2023.
Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Theatre Burlington's spring 2024 production of Norm Foster's Lunenburg

Lunenburg

By Canadian playwright Norm Foster

Directed by Jerrold Karch
Produced by Chuck Learn

When Iris Oulette inherits a house that she didn’t even know existed, she and her close friend Natalie Whitaker travel to the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, to have a look at her new property. What follows is a series of world-changing surprises, heart-warming personal transformations, and a fall down funny romantic adventure that will envelope you in its warmth.

Dates:
Friday September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday September 16, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Friday September 22, 2023 @ 8:00 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday September 23 , 2023 @ 2:00 PM (Matinee show) SOLD OUT
Saturday September 23, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Friday September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday September 30, 2023 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 8:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

Online tickets available starting May 1, 2023.
Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Remember Maggy-Spring 2023

Remember, Maggy?

By Canadian playwrights, Matt Murray and Carol Anne Murray

Directed by Jerrold Karch
Produced by Peter Jonasson / Michelle Spanik

“Remember, Maggy?” follows two polar opposite sisters in their 40’s and the journey of their complex and often hilarious relationship over the span of five years.

Kate, a widowed housewife and Maggy, a pill-popping/alcoholic actress, battle to stay connected while dealing with the progression of their sharp-tongued Irish mother’s Alzheimer’s; together with a family secret which, if revealed, threatens to destroy their already fragile relationship.

Dates:
April 14, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 21, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 22, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 28, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 29, 2023 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: All shows at 8:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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My Old Lady-Winter-2023

My Old Lady

By Israel Horovitz

Directed by Judi Wilson
Produced by Mark Collis

When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play.

Dates:
Friday, February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 2:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 8:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

By Canadian playwright, Vic Hyde

Directed by Michelle Spanik & Kathy Hyde-Nagel
Produced by Michelle Spanik & Kathy Hyde-Nagel

Not part of the series but offered for the enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy affordable family fun.

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

Children are invited to meet the actors and visit the set at the end of the performance.

Dates:
November 18, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
November 19, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 25, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
November 26, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 27, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
December 2, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
December 3, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM

Curtain: Friday shows at 7.30 pm / matinees at 1.30 & 3.30

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Educating Rita Fall 2022

Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Directed by Graham Clements
Produced by Charles Learn

The play follows the relationship between a 34-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 34 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over- the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Show dates
Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 8:00 PM – PERFORMANCE ADDED!
Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 PMSOLD OUT

Please note this play contains strong language

Please note: General admission seating only (100 seats maximum per performance). 

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

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Educating Rita-Fall 2022

Educating Rita – Playbill

By Willy Russell

Directed by Graham Clements
Produced by Charles Learn

The play follows the relationship between a 34-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 34 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over- the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Show dates
September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

Please note: General admission seating only (100 seats maximum per performance). 

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

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