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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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Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror

A comedy/mystery by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge

Directed by Michael Hannigan

Hang onto your hats, the game’s a foot. A merry madcap mixture of mystery, murder and Mayhem.

A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day — Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

September 19-20, 25-27, October 2-4 2014
All shows start at 8:00 PM

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Black Coffee

By Agatha Christie

Produced by Linda Hamilton
Directed by Larry Marin

The play is set in 1920 in Sir Claude Amory’s house near London and features the usual array of characters, suspicions,evil deeds, red herrings and romance which Agatha Christie serves up in her mysteries so reliably and well. It features Hercule Poirot, the dapper Belgian detective who figures so prominently in Christie’s plays, novels and stories for over half a century. Some of the plot elements include a stolen formula for an atomic weapon, an infamous ring of international spies, the blackmail of a beautiful woman who hopes to keep her past a secret, the seething frustrations of the son of a wealthy man and, of course, the murder (by poison) of the scientist who might have unleashed atomic power two decades before it actually happened.

Production Dates: Fall 1997

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