Category: 2011-2012

Midnight Madness

A comedy by Dave Carley

Directed by Al French
Produced by Sondra Learn

A romantic comedy, the kinder, gentler cousin of the mainstream stuff. Here’s a comedy to warm your laugh centre, the way a glass of good wine lifts your mood. It’s just minutes before midnight at Bloom’s Furniture sale. The salesman Wesley is closing the store for last time. When Anna Bregner arrives she has no idea that the lonely salesman is a former classmate. But Wesley remembers her all too well – he has kept tabs on all his former classmates. Anna has returned to this town to start a new career, which coincides with the end of Wesley’s.

Production Dates: April 13-14, 19-21, 26-28 2012

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The Imaginary Invalid

A comedy by Moliere, adapted by Miles Malleson

Directed by Tom Mackan
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Uproarious farce!

Moliere took the starch out of all the foolish phonies of his day and here he hits the medical quacks, their sidekicks and the fake invalids they prey upon. An adaptation in the best tradition of the British farce, every character aims to use poor Argan and his imaginary illnesses for their own benefit. He’s the master of his household, he thinks. But not to his perky and saucy servant Toinette, however, who delights in her impertinence. His daughter Angelique is hopelessly in love with the handsome Cleante but Argan has a greater plan for her, to marry her to his doctor’s son and gain a doctor from the deal. But resourceful Toinette inserts herself into a plot to foil her master. Everybody conspires to take advantage of him. But he has schemes of his own and the comedy becomes side-splitting. The laughs pile up until the incredible finale when the imaginary invalid gets the reward he deserves!

February 3-5*, 10-12*, 16-18 2012
*matinee 2:00 pm

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You Can’t Dance to Mozart

A comedy by John F. Green

Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Chuck Learn

What’s funny about “retired” and “pensioner”?

You’ll find out to your delight when you see this production by Oshawa writer, John F. Green. When the landlord raises the rent on pensioner Barney Walden’s apartment one time too many, Barney takes matters into his own hands – he stops paying the rent. Threatened with eviction he recruits his new love Kate, a retired school teacher from upstairs into an elaborate real estate scheme designed to bring the landlord to his knees. As the situation becomes more and more hilarious, and buddies Max and Boris become involved, and so too does Kate’s estranged daughter, Susan, and the scheme backfires, the chaos that follows will have you rolling in the aisles.

“Highest grossing play in seven years”, reports Class Act Dinner Theatre in Whitby.

From The Grand Prairie Alberta Encore, “..delivers laughs and current-events realism!”

Production Dates: September 16-17, 22-24, 29-30 October 1 2011

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