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  • aliceA...MY NAME IS ALICE
    A musical revue by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
    Director: David Dayler

    June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9*, 14, 15, 16* 2018

    This compilation of thirty writers and composers provides a vehicle for triple threat actresses to reflect on life as a woman through monologues, scenes, dance, and song. Sometimes reflective, often hilarious, it is wonderful entertainment for women and all who love them.

  • heroesHEROES
    by Gerald Sibleyras
    translated by Tom Stoppard
    Director: Graham Clements

    April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21* 2018

    In this hilarious and poignant translation, we meet three World War I veterans, each with his own strengths and maladies, who meet together to counter the monotony of their lives in a military hospital. Their cantankerous camaraderie becomes strained when they begin to dream of freedom, and Gustave presents an escape plan.

  • steel magnoliasSTEEL MAGNOLIAS
    by Robert Harling
    Director: Diane Brokenshire

    Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10* 2018

    In Truvy's beauty salon in Louisiana, we enjoy the witty repartee, the wise cracks, and acerbic and revealing verbal collisions as we meet the ladies. The loss of one of their members brings a sudden realization of their own mortality, and draws on the underlying strength in their relationships as life goes on.

  • morningIT'S MORNING NOW
    by Dermot Nolan
    Director: Brad Rudy*

    Nov. 23, 24, 25*, 26**, 30, Dec. 1, 2*, 3** 2017

    In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, we proudly present a world premiere by a local playwright. This compelling drama explores an astonishing piece of Canadian history - the life and death of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, from Irish fugitive to heroic founding father of Confederation.

    * The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

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0809-JennysHouseOfJoyby Norm Foster - Comedy
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9*, 14, 15, 16*, 2009

Jenny's House of Joy, one of the latest from Hamilton area's own Norm Foster, this theatrical offering is a four-alarm hit. Labeled a "sassy treat" by the Spec's Gary Smith, it is funny, touching and ripe with enough comic surprises to keep you engaged to the very end. We are treated to a birds-eye view of life in a small western town. The heart of all "polite" society is laid bare as the women in Jenny's "House" reveal their clients' best wishes ...and some of their own!

0809-ADelicateBalanceby Edward Albee - Drama
February 6, 7, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*, 2009

Albee's play is a study of love and the social contract taken to its "logical conclusion." Push comes to shove for Agnes and Tobias, suffering successive invasions of their home by Agnes' sister (a vocal drunk), their 31 year old daughter (her fourth failed marriage), and then by their best friends Edna and Harry (fleeing the "terror" in their home). Is there a delicate balance in Agnes and Tobias' home? Perhaps...not?

0809-TheManWhoCameToDinnerGeorge S. Kaufman & Moss Hart - Comedy

November 28, 29, December 4*, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13*, 2008

This classic and hilarious play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio, in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the 1930s. Outlandish radio wit, Sheridan Whiteside of New York City, is invited to dine at the house of rich factory owner Ernest W. Stanley. Before Whiteside even enters the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his hip. He is attended by Dr. Radley, the absent-minded town physician and Miss Preen, his frantic nurse. Where does it go from there? Come and see!

0809-TheRealThingby Tom Stoppard - Drama

September 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*, 2008

Henry, a successful playwright is married to an actress, Charlotte, who is playing the lead in his current play. He has fallen in love with another actress, Annie, for whom he soon leaves Charlotte. But, is his new love 'the real thing?' Underlying the major themes of love and adultery are related concerns. Does art influence life? Can life imitate art?