Category: Shows

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

By Neil Simon

Directed by Tom Levely
Produced by Michelle Spanik

This play by Neil Simon was written almost fifty years ago but still has plenty to say to audiences today. It will still hit your funny bone this time around.

The sexual revolution was in full swing back in 1960, when Barney Cashman felt he was missing out on something. Never unfaithful before, Barney decides to join the revolution. Over the course of the play, he separately invites three woman to, of all places, his mother’s apartment for afternoon trysts. Stealing time while his mother is out volunteering, he keeps one eye on the clock and the other on the exact positioning of the cushions, lest his mother suspect something.

Silly, yes – and so much fun we never stop laughing.

September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

An original production by Vic Hyde

Directed by Tamara Kamermans
Produced by Chuck Learn

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

Dates: November *17, 21**-22-*23-*24, 28**-29-*30, 2019

Curtain: Friday shows at 7.30 pm / *matinees at 1.30 & 3.30
** Private show – sold out

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The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Set in the village of Leenane in impoverished rural Ireland, this play title conjures up an image of Irish folklore, love and happy endings – nothing could be further from the truth. Although sometimes referred to as a comedy, it is also a ‘hit you where it hurts’ shocker. There is plenty of humour as well thanks to the deftly written, darkly poignant script. If you want an evening of intense theatre, this is the play for you.

Fueled by a poisonous mother-daughter relationship, the play grabs you and sucks out all hope. This play is not for the faint of heart, but it is an expertly crafted play It makes for an exciting evening of theatre that may well shock you.

The play centers around Maureen, a long suffering, 40 year old caring for her aging mother, Mag, who is best described as toxic, possibly even psychotic. The story twists and turns to keep our interest.

Please note this play contains mature content & strong language

Dates: January 31, Feb 1-2*,7-8-9*, 14-15, 2020
Curtain 8:00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Monday After The Miracle

By William Gibson

Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Penny Oliver

This sequel to “The Miracle Worker” takes place in Boston and continues the story of Helen Keller. Now 23 and Annie Sullivan, 37, share the joys of accomplishment, the long, slow process  of self-awareness, and the love that binds them. John Macy, a young English instructor from  Harvard is hired to help with the editing of Helen’s remarkable biography Annie falls in love with John and they marry.

In time, Annie finds her loyalties divided and Helen struggles with jealousy, loneliness and fear of abandonment. This is an emotionally charged, profound and rewarding story.

As the play ends, the two women accept the inescapable truth of their condition – that they are inextricably bound together and must find, in each other, whatever rewards life might bring.

Dates: April 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2020
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Don’t Misunderstand Me

By Patrick Cargill

Directed by Peter Lloyd
Produced by Carla Zabek

Act 4 Productions in association with Theatre Burlington

Hilarious misunderstandings abound in this witty English comedy. After an impulsive extramarital liaison on a trip to New York, Charles, happily married to Margerie, is horrified when Jaynie turns up on his doorstep. His brother, Robert, helps Charles cover his tracks sparking a frantic spiral of desperate deceptions.

Please note that this is an additional play put on in association with Act 4 Productions and is not part of Theatre Burlington’s regular season.

Dates: May 23-24-25, May 30-31-Jun 1, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

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A Bad Year For Tomatoes

A hilarious comedy by John Patrick

Directed by James Luckett
Produced by Chuck Learn

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography.

She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy neighbours.  “Everyone knows those nosy neighbours” – who won’t mind their own business. They’re quirky, odd and sometimes even a little crazy – and Beaver Haven is full of them.

As this play going season at Theatre Burlington draws to an end, here is a jolly good laugh to take you into an enjoyable few months of no overcoats, just nice warm outside weather.

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

Dates: April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27*-27, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

 * Note: New added performance – Saturday April 27 Matinee (2:00 PM curtain).

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Strangers Among Us

By Aaron Bushkowsky

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Penny Oliver

This is a drama with humour to break the seriousness of the plot.

“Gabrielle and Michael meet by accident, fall in love, part, meet again and fall in love all over again. The problem is, every time they meet, they forget each other’s names. They can’t help it; they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Complicating things are family members who have difficulty with the changes and challenges Gabrielle and Michael experience, as they become more and more entangled in the debris of memory and language. Eventually, Gabrielle and Michael end up in a long-term care facility where they meet other people suffering from the same malady, extraordinary people who live and die with courage and hope. In the end Michael and Gabrielle find love again and, in the process, change the lives of the people around them”.

Greatly feared and poorly understood Alzheimer’s disease hardly seems fit fare for the theatre but Buskowsky puts a gentle spin on it.
The Vancouver Courier

Contains Strong Adult Language

Dates: February 1-2-3*, 8-9-10*, 15-16, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Rumplestiltskin

An original production by Vic Hyde & Terri Little

Directed by Michelle Spanik
Produced by Barbara Pollard

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

Dates: November *18, 23-*24-*25, 30, December *1, 2018

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

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Waiting For The Parade

Written by John Murrell

Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Penny Oliver

A touching drama that speaks honestly and directly to the heart.

Waiting for the Parade by playwright John Murrell, is an award winning Canadian play which takes place in Calgary in the 1940s during WWII.  With music and costumes from the era, it captures life back home as people rallied to support the war effort amid shortages and personal loss.

They are the women who also served during World War II, providing munitions and knitted socks, battling food shortages and devastating loneliness, who were expected to “keep smiling through” until the boys came home.

Dates: September 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2018
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Hilda’s Yard

Another crowd please by Norm Foster

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Penny Oliver

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*-28*, 2018
Curtain 8:00 PM

(* – Sold Out)

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