Current Season: 2013-2014
Little Red Riding Hood
A Family Musical
|Book, Music & Lyrics By:||Don Macrae|
|Based On:||a story by Charles Perrault|
|Directed By:||Ken Cameron|
|Produced By:||Grace Peters|
Little Red’s Grandma is SO SICK! How sick is she? She needs a visit from Little Red Riding Hood to cheer her up. But that nasty wolf has other ideas – starting with who to have for lunch! It’s the familiar old story told in a hilarious pantomime filled with madcap antics, unforgettable characters and songs that will definitely set your toes to tapping. Fun for the whole family!
|Written By:||David Lindsay Abaire|
|Directed By:||Roberta Belfry
Rabbit Hole is a beautifully crafted play that delves into the world of grief in a fresh and realistic way. It is more about getting through than getting over and more about taking responsibility than shirking it. This Pulitzer Prize winner from 2007 has won the hearts of many actors, critics and audiences due to its balanced characters, simple but complex story and lack of sentimentality. Every word, every action and every thought in this play is skillfully centred around the single incident that has profoundly affected each person. Don’t miss this wonderful experience in January 2014.
Agnes Of God
|Written By:||John Pielmeier
|Directed By:||Gerry Butts
Agnes of God, tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The title is a pun on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
The play was filmed in Guelph in 1985, starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly.
The stage play relies solely on the three main characters: Martha, the Psychiatrist; the Mother Superior; and Agnes, the Novice. All three roles are considered demanding for the actors playing them. Martha covers the full gamut of emotion during the play, from nurturer to antagonist, from hard-nosed court psychiatrist and atheist to faith-searching healer. Agnes and the Mother Superior enact flashbacks to events at the convent. The Mother Superior must expound the possibilities of miracles while recognizing the realities of today's world, of which she is painfully aware. Agnes is a beautiful but tormented soul whose abusive upbringing has affected her ability to think rationally.
|Written By:||Andrew Wreggitt & Rebecca Shaw|
|Directed By:||Cathy Judd
|Produced By:||Brian Pickles
When four men set off to find an isolated cabin in the forest on a "wildman” weekend, a la Robert Bly, everything that can go wrong does! Andy, a men’s movement advocate, and Robin, a crystal-gazing New Ager, coax Stewart, an unsuspecting grocer, and Randall, a skeptical, city lawyer, into reluctantly participating in male-bonding ceremonies and communal hugs. The result? Hockey cheers and Neil Young singalongs!
This play is a satire on men’s self-help encounters of the type made famous by drum-beating poet Robert Bly and the new-age, touchy-feely movement that supported it.