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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”.

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

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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.

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

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

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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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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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I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

By Canadian playwright Peter Colley

Directed by Michael Hannigan
Produced by Barb Pollard

A Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!). A young couple from Toronto buy an old country farmhouse, and that’s when apparitions start to appear, strange noises are heard, and every moment that draws you to the thrilling finish keeps you on the edge of your seat.

“Wonderfully spooky… Somewhere between an Agatha Christie mystery and a Hitchcock thriller. Peter Colley sends up the haunted house bit with witty dialogue and at the next moment interrupts the audiences laughter with a good, heart thumping scare… a really good ghost story.”
– Toronto Globe and Mail

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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Death By Design

A murder mystery with comedy, and a comedy with murder and mystery,
By Rob Urbinati

Directed by Michael Hannigan

We admit it, we love a good murder mystery, and when it comes with wit and laughter, we love it even more.

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the Intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? After a disastrous opening night of his new play, Edward Bennett and his actress wife Sorel flee London and head to the country house. Various guests arrive and of course a murder happens, setting the scene with a cacophony of characters. The murder, it seems, is less than a mortal emergency and more of a feast for wit and hilarity, especially once the brandy is gone and they’ve moved on to the gin.

Come and enjoy writer Urbinati’s delightful tale of sophisticated skulduggery. You won’t be disappointed.

“ ‘Death by Design’ is definitely a major must-see.” – The Forecaster.

February 5-6-7*, 12-13-14*, 18-19-20 2016
Curtain 8.00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Hansel and Gretel

An original happy adaption…
By Vic Hyde

Directed by Kevin Moore

A one act show written for the children.

Everything’s comedy in this year’s seasonal Children’s play and Panto. Vic Hyde’s adaptation of this famous fairy tale is light-hearted romp in the forest, and the famous lost children, Hansel and Gretel, are a bright and witty brother and sister. There’s the loving mother and father, and there’s a couple of joke-cracking, knock-about woodsmen who try to help. Best of all there’s Fanny Frightface who owns the magic berry bush. She’s called a witch, but she gives real witches a bad name, because she’s just a nasty old lady who won’t let nice children pick berries from her wonderful berry bush and if they do the bush will … oh, oh… we don’t want to spoil the story. We can’t say any more, but be sure that there’ll be great fun and nonsense for everyone! 

November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2015
November 26 (sold out), 2015
Day time matinee’s. Thurs. & Fri. only evening shows

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By Lee Blessing

Directed by Liz Inman
Produced by Trevor Bonanno

El-ee-mosy-nary the winning word in a spelling contest,
daughter, mother and grandmother, Funny, perceptive and
eloquently written play about the lives of three women.

Production Dates: February 1,2,7,8,9,10*,14,15,16 2002
*matinee 2:00 p.m.

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