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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). 

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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
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
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

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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

“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

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On A First Name Basis-Fall2021

On A First Name Basis

By Norm Foster

Directed by Shirley Marshall
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Tells the story of a very successful, but cantankerous, novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 28 years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him! He makes it his mission to learn all he can about her in a most engaging  conversation. With revelations that are surprising, funny, and extremely moving, this is a love story, a social commentary and a mystery wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery.

Show dates
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT

Please note: General admission seating only (48 seats maximum per performance). 

All those entering the Drama Centre must provide proof of full vaccination or medical exemption and photo ID. Masks and social distancing are required for attendance as per Ontario COVID regulations.

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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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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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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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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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