Welcome to The Players' Guild
A murder in 1876... ...the killer's hanging two months later.
Rumours of a ghost in the costume room... A gray Victorian house with a bright red door.
Historical facts? An incredible backdrop for great theatre? How about both! The Players' Guild of Hamilton, the oldest community theatre in North America, is proud to announce that this coming season, patrons will get both: four great plays held at the historic Guild House - one of Hamilton's oldest and most unique theatre spaces.
Coming Events at the Guild
Audition Notice: Closer Than Ever . . . a beautiful song cycle
This incredibly beautiful show will be presented by The Players Guild of Hamilton this spring, directed by David Dayler with musical direction by Brenda Uchimaru. We are looking for a cast of either 4 or 6, men and women 40+. All must be strong singers and actors - dance is not required for this show - simply the ability to move. Auditions will be held Sunday November 6th 6-9 pm and Monday November 7th, 7-9 pm. For details please visit our AUDITIONS page.
Announcing our 2016/17 Season
Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by Jo Skilton
Comic and touching, the play is based on the Canadian playwright’s experience when she worked for Judge Biddle, former U.S. Attorney General and Chief Judge at Nuremberg. The plot revolves around the young assistant and the old Philadelphia aristocrat “trying” to understand each other.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Diane Brokenshire
In this dramatization of Harper Lee’s iconic novel, the narrator is Jean Louise, a grown up version of Scout, the young girl who struggles to understand the social issues that lead to violent events in small town Alabama in 1935. The simple morality of childhood comes face to face with the injustices of the adult world.
It's Only a Play by Terrence McNally
Directed by Moe Dwyer
It’s opening night of a Broadway play. A group of insiders, including the producer, director and actors meet at a party to await the reviews. This witty and hilarious comedy is based on an affectionate look at the narcissism, ambition, childishness and irrationality that infuse life in the theatre.
Closer Than Ever Lyrics
by Richard Maltby Jr., Music by David Shire
Directed by David Dayler
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, this song cycle is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the modern world, particularly those surrounding love. Each song is a unique story told by a new character in the Maltby and Shire songbook. The audience is invited to laugh with delight or pause for self reflection.
About Players' Guild
The Players' Guild of Hamilton has been involved in local community theatre for 140 years, making the Guild the oldest community theatre group in North America.
Having had many successful seasons, we are proud to be leading up to our 2016/2017 season.
All of our productions are held in our intimate Studio Theatre at 80 Queen St. South, Hamilton. You can enjoy our cabaret style seating with refreshments available.
Our Studio Theatre is air conditioned, wheelchair accessible, and has a wide variety of restaurants only a short walk away in the popular Hess Village.
Please come out and help us celebrate our 140th season of the best in community theatre!